THE BEST WAY TO BOSTON
From LAX, American, JetBlue, Virgin America and United offer nonstop flights to Boston, and Southwest, Delta, US Aireways, United, AirTran and Jet Blue offer connecting flights (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $414.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, (617) 514-1600, http://www.jfklibrary.org. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Adults $12, seniors (62 and over) and students $10, children ages 13-17 $9, children 12 and younger are free. Free shuttle from the JFK-UMass station on the Red Line of Boston's MBTA subway system.
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Kennedy Walking Tour, http://www.kennedytour.com, examines nine Boston sites that played roles in JFK's political career, as well as that of his maternal grandfather John F. Fitzgerald, who was the first American-born Irish Catholic to serve as mayor. Tours Wednesdays-Saturdays April through November; begins at 11:30 and lasts 90 minutes. Adults $12; students and members of the military $10; free for children 12 and younger. Show your receipt at the JFK library and get a discount on admission.