Here is some information that we hope will make this event more enjoyable for you if you are coming from out of town:


TRANSPORTATION:
Waltham is a suburb to the west of Boston, bordered by Watertown, Newton and Arlington. It is approximately located at the intersection of Rt 128/95 and Rt 20, just two miles north of the MA Turnpike. For convenience, we would recommend a rental car. However, it is quite possible to move around easily from the airport to the hotel and wedding site using public transit or taxicabs. A cab from the airport to Waltham will cost approximately $35-40 and take 30 minutes in good traffic, and public transit will run you about $4 and probably two hours of your time. If we find it's at all possible to group our guests' arrivals and departures, we will send a van for you to bring you to and from the hotel, wedding and airport with our compliments. If you'd like to participate, please indicate your preferred or confirmed airport arrival and departure times on your reply card!


HOTELS: There are a number of hotels close by, especially on Totten Pond Road in Waltham.

For your convenience, we have reserved a block of 20 rooms at the following hotel:
Home Suites Inn, 455 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451
Reservations: 800-424-4021 or 781-890-3000
NOTE: Reservations must be made before July 7th!
The rate is $89; please specify the "Lear/Ritter wedding" when booking the room.
ALERT!
Contrary to what we sent out in the invite info, not all rooms are suites. Please check when you book.
The hotel has a pool and gym and offers a complimentary full breakfast buffet each morning.

We have also reserved a block of 10 rooms at the hotel next door:
Best Western TLC, 477 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451
Reservations: 800-528-1234 or 781-890-7800
NOTE: Reservations must be made before July 7th!
The rate is $99; please specify the "Lear/Ritter wedding" when booking the room.
The hotel has a pool and gym and offers a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Each room has a balcony, an iron, hair dryers and a coffee maker. Some have refrigerators.

HOTEL DIRECTIONS:

From Logan Airport: Take the Sumner Tunnel ($2 toll) into Boston and follow the signs to Rt 93 South/Mass Turnpike. Take the Mass Turnpike West (the only possible direction). There will be a $.50 toll after a few miles, then another $.50 toll when you leave the Pike to take 95/128 North. Follow the directions from the south below.

From the north: take Route 95/128 to exit 27a for Totten Pond Road. Merge on to Totten Pond Rd, and you will see the Home Suites Inn and the Best Western TLC on the left just past the two sets of lights.

From the south: take Route 95/128 to exit 27a for Totten Pond Road. Turn right at the lights at the end of the ramp, and you will see the Home Suites Inn and Best Western TLC immediately on the left.


If the Home Suites Inn and the Best Western TLC are full, here are some other hotel options nearby:
Susse Chalet, 385 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451 800-842-2538 or 781-890-2800
Homestead Village, 52 Fourth Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 888-782-9473 or 781-890-1333
Sierra Suites, 32 Fourth Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 781-622-1900
Summerfield Suites Hotel, 54 Fourth Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 781-290-0026
Doubletree Guest Suites, 550 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451 800-222-8733 or 781-890-6767
The Westin Hotel, 70 Third Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 800-325-3535 or 781-290-5687