TASC5/KASC12 workshop

22-26 July 2019, MIT / Cambridge, USA

Activites and Sightseeing on your own

If you prefer to explore Boston and the surrounding area on your own, we have some suggestions for you. Each category is ordered by ease of access from the conference venue. We’ve also included our recommended mode of transportation to each site.

Dive Deeper into History

Like a Local

  • Newbury Street Shopping: Boston’s most famous shopping avenue with shops for everyone. Easily accessible by T.
  • Boston Public Garden: The first public botanical garden in the U.S., which is still maintained in a Victorian style and offers the iconic swan boat rides around the lagoon. Easily accessible by T.
  • Escape the Room Boston Small groups solve a series of small puzzles in 60min to gain freedom and “escape the room” (book ahead). Easily accessible by T.
  • WalkBoston: Self-Guided Tours of Boston’s Unique Neighborhoods. Various locations.
  • Longfellow’s Café/Lamplighter Brewing Co. - Cambridge, MA: Café/Brewery located in the heart of Cambridge. Accessible by ride-hailing app or T.
  • Brooklyn Boulders - Somerville, MA: Climbing gym located just next door to Aeronaut Brewing Co. Accessible by ride-hailing app.
  • The Lawn on D (check for event closures):An interactive outdoor space with art exhibitions, lawn games, and free wifi located in South Boston. Accessible by ride-hailing app.


  • Museum of Fine Arts: Boston's biggest art museum. About 25 min walk from conference venue (or take bus 47 or CT2).
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Immersive art museum with plants, textiles, architecture, and furniture. About 25 min walk from conference venue (or take bus 47 or CT2).
  • Museum of Science - Accessible by T to green line stop "Science Park".
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History - Most famous exhibit is a selection of photorealistic glass flower that were use as teaching tool before powerpoint was invented. Take red line to "Harvard Square".
  • ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, a modern art museum. Located directly on the harbor, this is a good spot for a hot day - Take red line to South Station.

Farther Afield