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Green Travel in Boston

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Photo: Courtesy of L'Etoile

This historic New England hub has undertaken some truly modern green initiatives—including hybrid-vehicle airport trams, a solar-powered visitor center, and a slew of environmentally conscious hotels and restaurants.

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Destinations: Boston · Brookline

Themes: Eco-Travel

Inspired by: Going Green in America's Cities — by Keith Rockmael, Published Oct. 2007

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    The Lenox

    Established in 1900 by hotelier Lucias Boomer, owner of New York’s Waldorf=Astoria, the Lenox is located in the Back Bay, within walking distance o

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    Fireplace

    From its seafood-focused menu to its patriotic decorating scheme, the Fireplace is a classic New England restaurant. Menu items range from lobster

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    Spectacle Island Visitor Center

    Once a landfill, Spectacle Island is now a beautiful 105-acre outdoor destination where visitors can enjoy everything from hiking to swimming. Just

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    PlanetTran

    Offering an environmentally friendly way to travel around the city, PlanetTran is an auto service that uses an all-hybrid fleet of vehicles. The fu

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