Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

The Second Life Community Convention 2010 will take place at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers from August 13 – 15, 2010. When making your travel plans, note that ticket prices for air fare and trains are likely to be cheaper the earlier you make your reservations. For your convenience, the location of the convention venue is:

Boston Park Plaza & Towers
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116-3912

There are many ways to travel to SLCC, see below for more information and we hope you have a terrific trip!

Planes

The Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is located 3 miles from the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Visit their website for more information about the airport, or click here to view ground transportation options from the airport to the hotel.

Buses/Subway – Boston “T”

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority website can help you locate the best route to the Boston Park Plaza & Towers by bus, subway, or commuter rail in Boston. The closest bus stations are at St James Avenue & Arlington Street to the west, and Charles St Street & Park Plaza to the east. Typical bus fare costs around $1.50 per ride.

Trains – AmTrak

The closest AmTrak train station to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is the Boston – South Station, MA (BOS), located at 2 South Station, Summer Street & Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110. [Note: SL Resident Cybin Monde writes that the Back Bay station may be closer than the South Station, check with AmTrak for the best information! Thanks Cybin!]

For more information or to purchase a train ticket, see the AmTrak website, which includes station hours, ticket information, baggage hours and more. For accessibility information call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Update: AmTrak is running a special “Visit Massachusetts and Save 20%” for the Northeast Regional, Downeaster, and Lake Shore Limited trains. See the website for more information!

Automobiles – Driving Directions

From the West
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. 90 East) into the city. Exit at Copley Square (22) and follow straight onto Stuart St. Follow to the 5th set of lights and turn left for the hotel.

From the North
Take Rte. I-93 South into the city. Take the Storrow Drive exit (26) off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

From the South
Follow I-93 North towards Boston. Take the Storrow Drive Exit (26) off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St., and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

From Logan Airport
Follow signs to Sumner Tunnel/Boston. Take the ramp onto RT-1A S/William F McClellan Hwy. Merge north onto Interstate 93 and take the Storrow Drive Exit (26). Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

Parking

Valet Parking
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers offers overnight valet parking for $42.00 per night. Valet is located at the Columbus Avenue Entrance of the hotel. For more information please visit www.ultimateparking.com

Self Parking – Motor Mart Garage
The Motor Mart Garage is located directly across the street from The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Offering 24-hour access, visible security and a clean friendly environment. Visit www.motormartgarage.com for more information on rates and location.