City and Travel Tips
Boston is a leading intellectual and entrepreneurial center of the world. Home of world-famous academic institutions, high-technology companies, and hospitals, Boston is an attractive location for academic meetings. The city is a physical repository of American history from colonial to modern times. Built on a human scale, Boston is eminently walkable. Late September is the perfect time to visit the city, with moderate weather and beautiful fall foliage.
Near Northeastern University
Northeastern sits within the Fenway cultural district, which contains some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in Boston, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Symphony Hall (home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), the New England Conservatory of Music, the Berklee College of Music, and Huntington Theater. All these institutions are within walking distance from Northeastern's main campus. The university is also within walking distance to the historic districts of Back Bay and South End, including Boston landmarks such as the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Copley Square, Trinity Church, the Emerald Necklace, the Prudential Center and the Boston Public Library.
International Flight Connections
Travelling to Boston is convenient. The city is served by the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), which is adjacent to the city center. There are direct international flights to many destinations, including Amsterdam, Beijing, Cologne, Copenhagen, Doha, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Montreal, Munich, Oslo, Ottawa, Paris, Reykavik, Rome, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Tokyo, and Zurich. Most other destinations are within two flight hops from Boston.
Several Amtrak trains connect Boston to other cities in the United States. The Acela Express and the Northeast Regional train provide direct connection to New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. The major Amtrak train stations in Boston are the Boston North Station (BON), Boston South Station (BOS), and Boston Back Bay Station (BBY). Back Bay is closest to Northeastern, while both Back Bay and North Station are connected to Northeastern via the MBTA subway Orange line.