TRANSPORTATION: NORTHEAST REGIONAL
Amtrack offers the convenience of high-speed rail services, with routes like the Acela Express that travels from Boston to Washington, D.C., and The Downeaster, which journeys from Boston to Portland, Maine. North Station, 135 Causeway St. 800.872.7245; Back Bay Station, 145 Dartmouth St; South Station, 2 South Station.
Bus service travels between Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and Midtown Manhattan multiple times daily. Passengers can expect a movie, snacks (including a meal!) and free Wi-Fi. Pets allowed on select trips. Tickets: $99. 145 Dartmouth St. 844.405.4637.
Year-round ferry and fast-ferry service from Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, for both passengers and vehicles. Tickets: $4.50-107 (additional charges for cars, bikes, etc.). 508.477.8600; Hyannis Terminal, 65 South St., Hyannis, 508.771.4000; Woods Hole Terminal, 1 Cowdry Road, Woods Hole, 508.548.3788.