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Travel from Quincy to head of charles

Midleton, Ireland
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Travel from Quincy to head of charles

Hi, is Quincy too far from the head of the Charles regatta which takes place October 2016? It seems difficult to get reasonable accommodation any closer. We are a group of 13. Any advice appreciated, thanks

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1. Re: Travel from Quincy to head of charles

How do you define "too far"? You will need to take the Red Line Subway to Harvard Square and walk back to the Charles River from there. It is doable.

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2. Re: Travel from Quincy to head of charles

The trip will take about 45 minutes. The reason hotels are so expensive is because everybody is in town for the head of the Charles! Good ol'supply and demand

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3. Re: Travel from Quincy to head of charles

It's a great location. I live in that area and take the Red Line to the HOCR rather than drive. It's a short, scenic walk from the Harvard Station to the Charles.

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4. Re: Travel from Quincy to head of charles

I think it'd be longer than 45 min don't you think? The red line is so slow. But, a straight shot.

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5. Re: Travel from Quincy to head of charles

Depends where in Quincy - 45 to an hour.

Midleton, Ireland
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6. Re: Travel from Quincy to head of charles

Thanks everyone for your replies, confirmed what I thought, not ideal but doable. Quincy Adams best western is where we hope to stay.

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7. Re: Travel from Quincy to head of charles

That's actually a fine location. It's the closest of the Quincy stops, it should take no more that 30 minutes to get to Harvard Square, a short walk to the river. Considering the size of this event, you could not do much better.

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