Welcome to Boston! Take advantage of Tuesday afternoon’s “free time” to explore the area.
***We still have a few tickets for the Red Sox game on Tuesday night! Email Caroline O’Shea if you’re interested!***
Get to Know Wellesley
Want to learn more about our conference location? Check out the Top Ten Things To Do in Wellesley!
Explore Boston – An Insider’s Guide
Explore Boston’s Rich History on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story. Learn more.
Take a Duck Tour. See famous Boston landmarks (Copley Square, TD Garden, Boston Common, Newbury Street, Quincy Market) on land and sea on a WWII style “DUCK” vehicle. 80 minute Duck Tours leave every half-hour from 9am until sunset from the following locations:
- The Prudential Center (101 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199)
- Museum of Science (1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114)
- The New England Aquarium (1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110)
- Purchase tickets visit www.bostonducktours.com or call 617-267-3825.
Stroll in the Boston Common, America’s oldest park, founded in 1634.
- Address: 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111
- Learn more
Smell the Roses in Boston Public Garden, the first public botanical garden in America established in 1837.
- Address: 4 Charles St. Boston, MA 02116
- The Public Garden is just steps from Boston’s famous Newbury Street with high-end retail shops galore.
- Learn more
Shop or Dine at Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, since 1826 this building has housed shops and eateries.
- Address: 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109
- Learn more at www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com or www.quincy-market.com
Museums – Art, Science and more!
- Museum of Fine Art
- Institute for Contemporary Art
- Boston Children’s Museum
- Museum of Science
- New England Aquarium
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Compete with Colleagues in a Scavenger Hunt
Dash around Wellesley on Tuesday afternoon, solving riddles and snapping photos. Teams compete for the chance to win some awesome prizes. See rules and submit entries here.
Take a Load Off
Visit our Relaxation Room (Thames) with yoga mats, magazines, music, aromatherapy, coloring books, and other activities to help you or your devices recharge.
Getting To/From Boston
Take the Red Sox Bus! There are still a few slots available on the SCCA bus into Boston. Sign up at the Hospitality Table. Cost is $20. Bus leaves BECC at 5:30 and returns at the end of the game.
Ride the Commuter Rail The Wellesley Hills stop on the MBTA commuter rail is just a short drive or walk from Babson (approx. 1 mile)
- Cost: About $7.25 ride into Back Bay or South Station (must have cash)
- Parking: $4.50
- Train schedule and more information:
Take the T (Subway) Drive to the Woodland T Stop on the Green D Line (approx. 3.8 miles)
- Parking Costs: $6 for first 14 hours, $13 after 14 hours
- Train Cost: $2.25 with CharlieCard or $2.75 with cash
- T maps and more information
Call a LYFT/UBER
- Download the Lyft or Uber app from your phone’s app store if you don’t have it already
- Cost: Approximately $30-40 from Downtown Boston to Babson
- More information at www.lyft.com or www.uber.com