Directions to Boston Light & Sound: 290 North Beacon Street, Boston MA.
Note: North Beacon Street (U.S. 20) is a totally different road than Beacon Street. BL&S is located in the Brighton neighborhood.
Take Storrow Drive Westbound. This road’s name changes to Soldiers Field Road, but just continue. After the IHOP restaurant (blue roof, on left), take first left (a U-turn) towards Brighton Center. Immediately bear right (not a sharp right) on Route 20 (Birmingham Parkway). Follow Route 20 right (opposite the rear of McDonald’s) onto North Beacon St. Once you come out from beneath the overpass, 290 is directly in front of you.
Tip: Storrow Drive/Soldiers Field Road can be confusing. When you first get on Storrow Drive, you go through a short left curving tunnel. Leaving the tunnel, stay to the right whenever possible until you have passed the "Kenmore Sq.-Fenway-Rt. 1 S " exit. From then on, stay to the left (signed "Newton") whenever possible until the road is no longer divided. Continue straight ahead; the IHOP (see above) is about ½ mile ahead.
Take I-90 (Mass. Turnpike) Westbound. Get off at the first exit (#20, Brighton-Cambridge). After the toll booth, bear left (sign: Brighton) and you’ll go around a right-turning corkscrew. After about 1 mile, at the 5th traffic light, (fire station on left, "Twin Donuts" in front of you) turn right onto North Beacon Street. 290 is on your left, about 7/10 mile, just before you would go beneath an overpass.
Take I-90 (Mass. Turnpike) Eastbound. Get off at Exit 17, the Newton-Watertown Exit (this is the first available exit after you pass I-95/Route 128). Continue straight ahead, then turn left just after the 4th traffic light (about 4/10 mi) onto St. James Street (this is also marked Charlesbank Road, and is just left of the entrance ramp to I-90 Eastbound). In 1/10 mile, at a yellow blinking light, make a sharp right turn onto Charlesbank Road, which then goes down a hill and merges onto Nonantum Road Eastbound. Continue on Nonantum until you pass a traffic light and enter an interchange where the road divides; a sort of traffic circle. The IHOP restaurant (blue roof) will be in front of you. Bear right (not a sharp right) on Route 20 (Birmingham Parkway) towards Brighton Center and North Beacon Street. Turn right (opposite the rear of McDonald’s) under an overpass onto North Beacon St. Once you come out from beneath the overpass, 290 is directly in front of you.
Take I-90 (Mass. Turnpike) Eastbound. Get off at Exit 18, marked Brighton-Cambridge (this is a left exit). After the toll booth, bear left (sign: Brighton) and you’ll go around a right-turning corkscrew. After about 1 mile, at the 5th traffic light, (fire station on left, "Twin Donuts" in front of you) turn right onto North Beacon Street. 290 is on your left, about 7/10 mile, just before you would go beneath an overpass.
Take I-93 south. After I-93 becomes elevated, the first right is the Storrow Drive exit. Proceed as in paragraph "A."
Take I-93 south. From the tunnel below Boston exit onto I-90 (Mass. Turnpike) Westbound. Proceed as in paragraph "B."
Take I-95 north. Take I-90 (Mass. Turnpike) East and proceed as in paragraph "C" or "D."
Parking is available on the street in the front of our building on North Beacon Street, or in a lot behind our building on Goodenough Street.
The MBTA #64 bus has a stop at 284 North Beacon Street. It runs between Central Sq. and Kendall Sq. (Cambridge) and Oak Sq. (Brighton) via Union Sq. (Allston). The MBTA #86 bus stops two blocks away from us (cor. Market and N. Beacon St’s). It runs between the Sullivan Square (Charlestown) Orange Line station and the Green Line "D branch" Reservoir station. It also connects to the "B" and "C" branches. MBTA Bus #s 57, 65, and 501 stop about ½ mi. away in Brighton Center (walk down Market St to N. Beacon and turn left or take the #86 bus). For bus assistance: visit www.mbta.com or 1-800-392-6100
Many US and international airlines serve Logan International Airport (BOS). US Airways (US), Delta (DL), United (UA), and American (AA) have the most flights. Logan is about six miles east of BL&S. The best GA airport is Hanscom Field, Bedford, MA (BED), about 15 miles NW. Our location: N42° 21.440', W71° 09.240' BOS 288° Radial, 7.4 DME.
We are in a one-story brick and concrete block industrial building at the corner of North Beacon Street (no connection to Beacon St.) and Goodenough Street (Pronounced GOOD-EN-OH). The North Beacon Street wall has a 3' x 22' blue illuminated sign.
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134,
(about 2 miles)
40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 02446, 617-734-1393
(about 2 miles)
570 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472, 617-926-4500
(about 1.2 miles)
320 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458, 617-969-3010
(about 1.5 miles)
1200 Beacon St. Brookline, MA 02446, 617-277-1200
(about 2 miles)
1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02135, 617-254-1234
(about 1 mile)
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