Local Info

Exploring Boston

Public Transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) offers an extensive network of subway and bus lines that make movement within the city easy and inexpensive. The majority of Greater Boston is readily accessible by either train or bus. A map of the comprehensive public transportation system is available here.

Passengers on the “T” (Boston’s subway system) pay their fares with “Charlie Cards” which can be acquired and loaded with cash at any underground station such as Airport Station on the Blue Line or Kenmore Station on the Green Line. Train fare is $2.00 each way with a Charlie Card and $2.50 without. Bus fare is $1.50 each way with a Charlie Card and $2.00 without.

Parking

Public parking lots are available around Boston at varying rates. Metered parking is available throughout the city. The meters operate Monday through Saturday 8AM – 8PM. The cost of metered parking is $0.25 per 12 minutes. No vehicle may be parked in a metered space for more than two hours during the hours that the meter is in operation.

Local Korean Restaurants

The restaurants below are all in the Allston/Brighton area. You can take the subway Green Line B (heading West) and get off at Harvard Ave. From there, each restaurant is within walking distance. The restaurant locations are shown in the map below the table, with the conference lodgings marked for perspective.

Restaurant Description Address Menu
Kaju Tofu House Korean 58 Harvard Ave Available Online
Bon Chon Chicken Korean, Japanese 123 Brighton Ave Available Online
Buk Kyung II Korean, Chinese 151 Brighton Ave Available Online
Korean Garden Korean BBQ 122 Harvard Ave Available Online
Seoul Soulongtang Korean 1245 Commonwealth Ave Available Online
Myung Dong 1st Ave Korean Bar 90-92 Harvard Ave Available Online
Hanmaru Korean, Japanese 168 Harvard Ave Available Online
Bibim Korean 166 Harvard Ave Available Online

 

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Things to do in Boston

Museum of Fine Arts

Explore one of the world’s most extensive art museums covering every style from Egyptian to Contemporary. The Museum is home to over 450,000 works and surely houses a piece that will inspire the artist in you. For more information, visit www.mfa.org.

Quincy Market

One of Boston’s best known landmarks, Quincy Market is always bustling with activity. Street performers, shops and traditional Bostonian cuisine await in this historic block just a few T stops East of Boston University. For more information, visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Fenway Park

Treat the sports fan inside you with a trip to see the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, walking distance from BU. The Sox are scheduled to play June 18th (the day before the conference) so buy your tickets now! For more information, visit boston.redsox.mlb.com.

Harvard University and MIT

Head North into Cambridge (either on foot or by T) to visit two of the nation’s most prestigious research institutions. Park yourself in Harvard Yard with a good book or take a very long walk in MIT’s infinite corridor. Tours may be available depending upon timing. For more information, visit www.mit.edu or www.harvard.edu.

Newbury Street and Prudential Mall

Boston’s shopping district is a testament to comprehensiveness. Be it in a small, independent shop on Newbury or a sprawling department store in “The Pru,” you’ll find what you’re looking for and much more. For more information, visit www.newburystreetleague.org or http://www.prudentialcenter.com.

Boston Public Garden

Just beyond Newbury Street lie Boston’s idyllic green zone, the Boston Public Garden. Holding the honor of first botanical garden in the United States, the Public Garden is beautifully tended and well loved by residents of the city. Don’t miss an opportunity to ride the famous Swan Boats. visit the Boston Public Garden during your stay in town. For more information, visit friendsofthepublicgarden.org.

Freedom Trail Tour

Take a walk through the history of the Nation’s birth by joining a Freedom Trail tour group. The trail, which runs 2.5 miles (4.0 km) through the center of Boston, is dedicated to preserving the story of the American Revolution and celebrates the ideals that contributed to the beginnings of the United States of America. For more information, visit www.thefreedomtrail.org.

Little Italy, North End

Home to historic buildings, unique shops, and the best Italian food outside of Italy, the North End is Boston’s most famous restaurant district. It wouldn’t be right to leave Boston without grabbing a cannoli to go from Mike’s Pastry, so come by the North End during your stay. For more information, visit www.northendboston.com.