The Blue Line on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), also known as the “T” is a strip of railway that connects Revere to Boston and greater Massachusetts. As natives of Revere, we are often asked where the Blue Line will take us and what attractions might be available on this arm of the T.
Let’s explore some of the stops along the Blue Line and what fun you can have in Boston, even in the dead of winter!
Blue Line Stats
The Blue Line serves more than 67,000 people each weekday! It includes stops in Boston, East Boston, and three in Revere, Massachusetts at Wonderland, Revere Beach, and Beachmont.
An interesting fact about the Blue Line lies in its name. It’s called the Blue Line because it travels underneath Boston Harbor and along the Atlantic Ocean; think about that next time you are commuting into Boston or traveling on an adventure!
Attractions Along the Blue Line
The “T” is fairly easy to navigate, and with a little practice, you can get to almost all Boston museums, historical sites, colleges, restaurants, and bars. But make sure to take advantages of the attractions right on the Blue Line as you explore.
The New England Aquarium
Located at 1 Central Wharf in Boston’s harbor, the New England Aquarium can be accessed by car off Route 93, or by exiting the Subway at Blue Line’s “Aquarium Stop,” just 100 yards from the Aquarium.
Once here, you can enjoy an entire day exploring the thousands of aquatic animals. From northern fur seals to giant Pacific octopus to African penguins, the New England Aquarium has a huge host of marine life to watch and in some cases touch!
Some of our favorite exhibits include the lively penguins located on the ground floor, the touch tank where children and parents can pet a stingray or shark, and the four-story coral reef, home to Myrtle the green sea turtle! You won’t want to miss the Marine Mammal Center where you can watch sea lions interact with trainers and act just a little bit silly in the process.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway
Named after the matriarchy of the Kennedy family, The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile and a half series of green land that winds its way around Boston.
After the “Big Dig” of Boston moved highways below ground, this green area emerged as a space for Bostonians and visitors to enjoy the outdoors. The pathways of the Greenway allow visitors to meander by the Rings Fountains, enjoy an outdoor picnic, ride the carousel, taste delicious foods from food trucks and vendors, walk their dog, or just enjoy the outdoor space amid a busy and bustling city.
The Massachusetts State House
Centrally located in downtown Boston on Beacon Street, the Massachusetts State House, with its unmistakable golden dome, sits across from both Boston Common and the Public Gardens.
Visiting the State House can be done by calling to reserve a time for a public tour that lasts on average about 40 minutes. There, you will be able to learn about the history of our state, state leaders, and what makes our region so unique. If you can not come in person you can still take our 360 Virtual Tour or the Virtual Guided Tour on the website.