2020 Attendee Hotel & Travel

Hotels for the 2020 World Cornea Congress VIII is now open!

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations

Note that onPeak is the only official hotel provider associated with our event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences and your rooms are not protected.

Through the travel experts at onPeak a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms will be available at a group rate on a first come, first-served basis.

Travel and Transportation

World Cornea Congress VIII has negotiated rates for travel to and from the meeting by booking through Direct Travel. If you’d prefer to make your reservation with of our Travel agents, please call (877) 924-0557 or contact agent by email at sirocco@dt.com

Shuttle Bus

World Cornea Congress VIII will provide shuttle service for attendees who are staying at WCCVIII official hotel.

Additional Transportation

Amtrak
(800) USA-RAIL

Boston Logan International Airport
(800) 235-6426

Boston Transportation

Boston

You must visit Boston in the spring—it's Boston's favorite season. As the weather turns nice, this New England city bursts to life. The locals bask in the newfound sunshine, and the excitement is palatable. For the locals, spring in Boston begins with the first pitch at Fenway Park. One by one, you'll see the shops on Boston's Newbury Street prop their doors open and the bars and restaurants set up their outdoor patios. A walk-through Boston's Public Garden is a must when the flowers bloom just in time for the Flower Show.

To the north, the colonial towns of Salem and Ipswich, Massachusetts, come out of their winter's nap. To the south, Cape Cod gets its first beachgoers of the year over Memorial Day weekend. The winter quickly becomes but a memory.

No city celebrates the spring season better than Boston. To prove it, National Geographic has selected Boston as a top destination for spring travel. With Swan Boats, Sox games, and a Back Bay in bloom, make Boston your destination this spring!

Spring Weather

Monthly Average

May
High Average

67°
Low Average

50°
Precipitation

3.2"

A few fun facts you didn’t know about Boston

*Boston is named after a town in England
It’s true! The city that’s an icon of the American Spirit is named after a town in England. Many of Boston’s early settlers were from Boston, England, and decided to keep the name.

*The first American lighthouse was built in Boston Harbor in 1716
Little Brewster Island is where the first lighthouse was built in what is now the United States. While that lighthouse is long gone, the current island resident is the second oldest working lighthouse in the United States, dating back to 1783.

*Boston is home to the oldest public park in the U.S.
Boston Common is a stretch of green sanctuary within the city of Boston and dates back to 1634. It’s the oldest public park in the United States and continues to welcome residents and tourists alike.

*The Fig Newton is named after a Boston suburb
A favorite American sweet snack for decades, the Fig Newton is named after the Boston suburb of Newton, Massachusetts.

*The Red Sox have a patent on a color
Fenway Park is another American icon found in Boston. Its Green Monster is so renowned, the Red Sox have patented the shade “Fenway Green.”

*Boston was home to the first U.S. chocolate factory
Rejoice, chocolate lovers! The very first chocolate factory in the United States was built in the Lower Mills section in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

*A deadly wave of molasses once flooded the North End
In January 15, 1919, a storage tank holding more than 2 million gallons of molasses burst, sending a giant wave of the hot syrupy substance through the North End of Boston. It killed 21 people and several horses and injured more than 100 others, making it the worst molasses-related accident in history.

*The first U.S. subway was built here
Boston built America’s first subway, the Tremont Street Subway, back in 1897.

*Beantown really is about baked beans
The city’s nickname is Beantown due to the popularity of the baked beans in molasses among its early residents.

*You can drive 90 feet below the earth’s surface in Boston
Boston’s Ted Williams Tunnel is the deepest in North America, running nearly 90 feet underneath the earth’s surface.

*$100 million in paintings was stolen from a Boston museum
The biggest art theft to date occurred in Boston on March 18, 1990. Two thieves posing as cops stole 12 paintings worth a total of $100 million from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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