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Travel & Lodging

Workshop Travel and Lodging Information

Downtown Lowell


The Workshop will be held at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (ICC) in historic downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, just 25 miles northwest of Boston and easily accessible from both the Logan International Airport in Boston, Mass. and the Manchester Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH.

ICC at lower lockes Lowell

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center

The UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, located in the heart of downtown, overlooks the Concord River and city canals. Just minutes to routes 495, 93 and 3, the hotel is centrally located near historical landmarks, museums, major event venues, galleries, shops and a bustling downtown.

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Front Desk: 978-934-6920

Get directions using our interactive Google maps.

Regional Airports

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is the nearest airport for international travel. Logan Airport's website also offers an application to help you get to and from the airport. Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is another nearby option for domestic travel.

Area Transportation

Public transportation around Lowell:

Public transportation in the Boston area:

In order to take public transportation from Boston to Lowell, use the Metro Boston Transit Authority (MBTA) within Boston by taking the subway to North Station and then the Lowell commuter rail line to Lowell.

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Lowell is the birthplace of writer, Jack Kerouac.

Explore Lowell

Lowell is a city rich in history, culture and entertainment. America's Industrial Revolution is commemorated at the Lowell National Historical Park, where visitors can tour the canals, turbine exhibit, textile mills, and "mill girl" boarding houses that tell the story of the transition from farm to factory.

Lowell is the birthplace of Whistler and Kerouac; and is also home to the Lowell Folk Festival, the largest free folk festival in the United States. Lowell also has The Merrimack Repertory Theatre which is one of the few repertory theatres on the Eastern Cost. The Lowell Spinners, a popular minor league baseball team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, has a park located within the city. With sports events, historical parks, museums, and theaters, Lowell has something for everyone. For more information on Lowell and the surrounding areas, visit the Greater Merrimack Valley Tourism website.

Aerial view of central Boston looking towards Boston Harbor. Includes Boston Common, Beacon Hill, Seaport (South Boston), and Logan Airport in 2015. Photo by Nick Allen

An aerial view of downtown Boston.

Nearby Boston

Boston, located about 30 minutes from Lowell by commuter rail or car, is a city brimming with history, arts, museums, entertainment and sports. The Freedom Trail highlights 16 historic sites, including Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, the U.S.S. Constitution, and the Old North Church, the site of the lantern signal "One if by Land, Two if by Sea" that started the American Revolution. Fenway Park is located in the middle of the city and is home of the Boston Red Sox. The TD Garden is also located within the city which hosts the Boston Celtics, the Boston Bruins and many other events and concerts. The New England Aquarium located in the city is a fun place for many to explore sea life and enjoy animal exhibits. There is a wide array of entertainment, history, arts and fine dining that awaits Boston visitors.