Plan your Visit to WICF
Below is all the information you may need to plan your visit to WICF 2013 as an audience member or as a performer. Still have a question that's not answered here? Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We very much appreciate your involvement with the festival and want you to feel at home.
Getting to Boston
Visitors planning to fly into Boston should fly to Logan International Airport. Logan is located just north of Boston and you can easily take public transportation into the center of the city or to Cambridge depending on where you are staying. Taxis are also available.
Visitors may also take a bus easily from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York to Boston. Many carriers travel to either South Station (on the Red Line) or Back Bay (on the Orange Line) where you can easily take public transportation to the theater and your hotel. Additionally, MegaBus and Bolt Bus, offer WiFi on the bus.
AMTRAK travels to Boston from all over the country, with stops right by the subway in South Station and Back Bay Station.
Hotels and Inns
The official hotel of WICF 2011, Le Méridien is set amidst famed attractions and world-renowned universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With contemporary architecture, the luxurious hotel offers easy access to downtown Boston, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Please visit WICF's event page on their website to book a room at the discounted rate. Discount available through February 18th.
(Boutique Hotel) 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge.
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA, 02142.
Getting Around Boston
From Logan Airport
The easiest way to travel from the airport to your destination is by using public transportation. More information is available at www.mbta.com including a trip planner. You can take a taxi from the airport but keep in mind that there will be an additional fee added for tolls and this option can be expensive.
Directions via the MBTA (the T) Boston/s public transportation system
At the airport there will be buses that run from the airport to South Station. These buses are the Silverline (same fare as the trains) and they stop at each terminal. At your terminal stop you can purchase a Charlie Ticket. You can either get a ticket with a certain value on it, or you can get a day/week link pass. See below for fares. Take the Silverline to South Station. Here you will get on the Red Line (no additional fare). The Red Line will take you directly to Cambridge or you can transfer to other lines at Downtown Crossing and Park Street depending on your final destination. The Improv Boston Theater is in Central Square on the Red Line in Cambridge.
Fares with Charlie Ticket:
Subway: $2.00 Bus: $1.50 Day/Week Link Pass: $9.00 for 1 day, $15.00 for 7 days (Unlimited travel on Subway, Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry and Commuter Rail Zone 1A) Alternative: You can also take a free Shuttle Bus from the terminals to the Blue line Airport Station which may be more convenient if your accommodations are on the Orange or Green Lines. If you are staying in Cambridge though definitely use the first option. Again feel free to use the MBTA's trip planner.
Renting a Car
Rental car agencies are located at Logan and are a quick shuttle bus ride from the terminals. Shuttles run frequently and stop curbside on the arrival level for passengers to board. More information at Massport's website.
Taxis are available from Logan Airport. You can easily get a taxi at the taxi stands at each terminal however, keep in mind that there are several additional charges when traveling from Logan Airport. All fares leaving Logan Airport are charged a $2.25 airport fee. Travel through the harbor tunnels will cost an additional $5.25 toll fee. It is recommended that you ask the taxi driver for a receipt showing the driver's name, taxi company, amount paid, and medallion number. Any additional info on travel options from Logan Airport can be found here.
Directions to our Venues
This year, WICF is delighted to be hosted by several terrific comedy venues, Improv Asylum, The Comedy Studio, Nick's Comedy Stop, Charles Playhouse, Middlesex Lounge, Club Passim, and the Brattle Theatre. Detailed irections to our venues, are available on our Directions page.
Restaurants and Businesses (in Boston)
Restaurants and Businesses (near Le Meridien Hotel)
Pub food. 350 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge
Irish bar food. 20 Prospect St., Cambridge.
Great variety. 450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge
Craigie on Main
(reserve in advance!) European style, local ingredients, French. 853 Main Street, Cambridge.
Local ingredients. 502 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.
European inspired. 567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.
Sandwiches, Coffees, Awesome Baked Goods. 74 Prospect St., Cambridge.
Beef, salmon, turkey, and veggie burgers. 704 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.
655 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.
Clear Conscience Cafe
Great Coffee and Tea. 581 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.
Other squares with great restaurants, shops, etc.