About Boston

WCBCT 2010 Boston | World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Experience the World of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Boston June 2-5, 2010

Translating Science into Practice

Host City: Boston

Overview|| Attractions || New England

Overview

Boston is the largest city in New England, and is home to some of the most celebrated museums in the country, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, USS Constitution Museum, Harvard Art Museums and MIT Museum.  The Boston area also boasts over 65 colleges and universities, a force that keeps historic Boston vibrant and ever-changing. These traits make “Beantown” a first-class tourist destination and the perfect setting for meetings and exhibitions.

Boston University is the second largest private university in the United States, with approximately 30,000 students enrolled in 17 Schools and Colleges of the university. The campus spans 1.5 miles along the Charles River, stretching from Kenmore Square (the site of the Boston Red Sox’s playing field at Fenway Park) down to its new Student Village and state-of-the-art Agganis Arena sports facility.

Boston and its surrounding areas offer a wide variety of natural beauty and outdoor activities.  Its compact layout and culturally distinctive neighborhoods make Boston the perfect walking city. Go for a sail along the Charles River, a walk through the Boston Common and Public Gardens or try whale watching off the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod.

Walk your way through American history on the Black Heritage Trail or the Freedom Trail. Learn about the Boston Tea Party of 1773, explore the shops and restaurants of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, visit Paul Revere’s House and experience “the shot heard ‘round the world!”  Plymouth Rock, the site where the Pilgrims first landed, is just a 30 minute ride from Boston. You’re likely to stumble across a part of Boston’s unique and cherished history around every corner! To get the experience “by land” and “by sea”, take advantage of one of the city’s “DUCK tours,” where you’ll enjoy a narrated tour of the city in an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle.  Come taste New England favorites, like clam “chowdah”, lobster rolls and Boston cream pie, but save room for the cutting-edge cuisine that has recently landed Boston a reputation as a great restaurant town.

Boston also serves as the gateway to New England, including Maine’s charming towns, craggy coastline and beautiful vistas, New Hampshire’s forests, lakes and hiking and camping in the White Mountains, and Vermont’s picturesque villages and beautiful Green Mountains.

In the month of June, Boston enjoys a beautiful late spring and early summer weather with temperatures around 64 degrees Fahrenheit (ranging from 14 to 24 Celsius, with an overall average of 17 degrees Celsius).

Boston’s Logan International Airport is readily accessible from most cities in the world and many U.S., Canadian and European attendees can fly non-stop to Boston. Boston boasts direct connections to many European, Central and South American, and Asian cities.

Accommodations options include attractive BU campus housing suites as well as a range of hotels.

 

 

Attractions

 

Take a ride on the historic swan boats through the beautiful Boston Public Garden  http://www.swanboats.com/

New England Aquarium
See fish and underwater creatures from all over the world at the New England Aquarium

http://www.neaq.org/index.php

Museum of Fine Arts 
Browse the collections of nearly 450,000 works of art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts
www.mfa.org

Museum of Science 
Visit the planetarium, check out the exciting exhibits, and see an IMAX movie on the 5-story-tall dome screen at the Mugar Omni Theatre
www.mos.org

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Once a private art collection, now a museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses a unique and varied collection of over 2,500 works of art.
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/

Old State House Museum
Visit the oldest surviving public building in Boston and learn about the beginnings of the American Revolution.
http://www.bostonhistory.org/

USS Constitution Museum
Take a tour of the historic naval ship known as “Old Ironsides” during the War of 1812
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/

Experience some of America’s most famous shopping and dining at the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace
http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/

 

Performances

Blue Man Group
See the renowned theatrical organization Blue Man Group
http://www.blueman.com/tickets/boston

See the classic musical GREASE at the Boston Opera House
http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/Boston
More information on GREASE

Tours and Excursions

 

Boston Duck Tours
Explore Boston on land and water in a World War II-era amphibious Duck Boat.

 

 

 

http://www.bostonducktours.com/

Go whale watching with Boston Harbor Cruises

http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/boston-whale-watch/

Take a relaxing, scenic cruise to lively Provincetown
http://www.provincetown.com
http://www.ptown.org/Home.asp
http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/provincetown-ferry/

 

Explore the beautiful Boston Harbor Islands
http://www.bostonislands.org/

Trolley Tours
Take a trolley tour to see the best sights in Boston
http://www.trolleytours.com/boston/

Boston By Foot Tours
Discover Boston on foot!
http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/

Freedom Trail
Walk the historic Freedom Trail, stopping at 16 unique historic sites along the way.
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/

Bike Tours
Take a biking tour of Boston with Urban AdvenTours
http://www.urbanadventours.com/index.php

Passes

Passes can often be an economical way to explore Boston’s must-see attractions.

City Pass
http://www.citypass.com/city/boston.html

Go Boston Card
http://www.smartdestinations.com/boston-attractions-and-tours/_d_Bos-p1.html?pass=Bos_Prod_Go

 

 

New England

Travel Around New England

http://www.visitnewengland.com/

Massachusetts

www.massvacation.com

http://www.northofboston.org/

www.CapeAnnVacations.com

www.capeannartisans.com

Cape Cod

http://www.virtualcapecod.com/

http://www.capecodtravel.com/

New Hampshire

http://www.visitwhitemountains.com/

http://www.visitnh.gov/

Vermont

http://www.travel-vermont.com/

Maine

http://www.visitmaine.com/

Tauck, Incorporated (link: http://tauck.com/tours/usa-tours/new-england-travel/) can assist with planning vacations in New England.

Phone: 1-800-788-7885