Tips for Libre Travelers

LibrePlanet 2024 will be held at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) located at 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. The closest MBTA stop is the Museum of Fine Arts stop on the Green Line E branch. Another option is to take the orange line to Ruggles. From there it is a 9-minute walk to the WIT.

Where to stay

Local hosts

Do you want to room with like-minded individuals? Do you want to host a LibrePlanet attendee or speaker? The accommodations section on the LibrePlanet wiki is your place to let others know.

Inns

Prices range from $$ (medium) to $$$ (pricey).

Hotels

Prices range from $$ (medium) to $$$ (pricey).

Transportation

The easiest way to get around Boston/Cambridge is to use the MBTA. Passes can be purchased with cash or credit/debit cards in stations. You're welcome to use the libreplanet-discuss mailing list for planning ride-shares and the like.

Arriving in the city

From Logan Airport

Most people travel via these three routes from the airport:

  • Cabs are located all over the city, as well as at the airport and major subway stations.
  • The Blue Line is a train, with a shuttle bus from Logan Airport to the Airport MBTA stop; the Silver Line is an expedited bus. The MBTA website provides a very helpful page on how to navigate via the Silver Line and Blue Line from the airport.

Getting Around

Getting to LibrePlanet at the Wentworth Institute of Technology

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LibrePlanet 2024 will be held at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) located at 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. The closest MBTA stop is the Museum of Fine Arts stop on the Green Line E branch. Another option is to take the orange line to Ruggles. From there it is a 9-minute walk to the WIT. Upon arrival, signs will show you the way to the registration and welcome center at the Space Station (at the CEIS).

Getting to the Free Software Foundation office

  • Address: 51 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
  • From north of the city, travel via North Station. From there, take the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing to reach the office.
  • From south of the city, travel via South Station. Take the red line to Downtown Crossing.
  • Directions: Each of these subway stations is only a block away from the FSF. State Street and Government Center are also in easy walking distance.
  • The door is unlocked during the day, so you can just come right on inside to the 5th floor. If the door happens to be locked, call us at +1 617 542 5942.

If you have questions about traveling, contact us at campaigns@fsf.org.

Parking

Prices are approximate and may not be up to date.

Parking at the WIT

Parking at the venue is for free. Visitors should park in the West Lot.

Downtown/Near FSF office

Where to Eat

Fenway–Kenmore

  1. Blaze Pizza Boston Fenway ($$) - 1282 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 - vegan options
  2. El Jefe's Taqueria ($$) - 269 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 - tacos, burritos and bowls, vegetarian options.
  3. Solid Ground Cafe - 742 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 - locally owned cafe, breakfast, lunch.

Mission Hill

  1. Milkweed ($$$) - 1508 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120 - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, vegetarian and vegan options.
  2. Ali's Roti Restaurant ($$) - 1035 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120 - Carribean, vegetarian and halal options.
  3. Bangkok Pinto ($) - 1041, Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120 - Thai, vegetarian options.
  4. Lilly's Gourmet Pasta Express ($$) -1528 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120 - Italian takeout.
  5. Mike's Donuts ($) - 1524 Tremont St A, Boston, MA 02120 - Breakfast.