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Visiting Boston

TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
H/A is usually pretty good about recommending cool stuff about cities.
Any Bostonians out there? I'm gonna go visit for a weekend coming up with a group of friends.
Suggestions for interesting things to see? Open to any suggestions. Any at all.

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Fenway and Harvard

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  • RecklessReckless Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Go to the North End. Eat clam chowder in a bread bowl. Be happy.

    Other things I've enjoyed on my visits to Boston...

    -JFK Library
    -Harvard Campus
    -Walking Tour
    -Fenway
    -Aquarium

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  • MindLibMindLib Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Reckless wrote: »
    Go to the North End. Eat clam chowder in a bread bowl. Be happy.

    Other things I've enjoyed on my visits to Boston...

    -JFK Library
    -Harvard Campus
    -Walking Tour
    -Fenway
    -Aquarium

    Aquarium seconded, also there is an great seafood restaurant next to it that is amazing. I forget the name.

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  • KillgrimageKillgrimage Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If you are interested in history, you should visit Old North Church in the North End, it's really awesome and interesting to see where Paul Revere started his run. You can also retrace his steps a bit by walking down to the USS Constitution (the oldest ship in America, I think). Really, in Boston you can't walk anywhere without tripping over something that was a major part of history, so I would focus on that.

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  • GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Aside from the penguins, the aquarium kinda sucks (well, compared to other aquariums I've been to). The waterfront is cool though.

    I'd hang out in the Common a bit if it's a nice day, or the freedom trail if you're feeling particularly masochistic.

    Oh also, Newbury St during the day (lots, lots of stores, great people watching) during the day, and Boylston St at night (great bars). I'm biased though because I live in that area =P

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  • DJ-99DJ-99 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If you have money to burn, go to the Top of the Hub (52nd floor of Prudential Tower). It's a restaurant/bar/jazz lounge with a view of the entire city. Downside is it's pretty expensive, like $7 for a beer. Or, if you sit at a table, a $24 minimum per person (pricy considering the food is not great). You're really paying for the ambiance and views.

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  • HeartlashHeartlash Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If you want a more natural reprieve at any point, check out the Arnold Arboretum at the end of the Orange line (Forrest Hills).

    Also, the esplanade is nice. You can also use it to get to the Museum of Science.

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    edited June 2009
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  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If the weather is nice, Quincy Market is nice. Street Performers, lots of places to eat and/or grab a drink. Right next to the Commons and the Aquarium.

    Commons is a great place to walk around.

    The water front area is relaxing. The Aquarium is nice, but kind of small. There's a nice restaurant near the aquarium, Joe's. Food's nothing special, but it's right on the water. Very relaxing.

    North End for dinner. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Italian food.

    edit:

    If you're looking at the MBTA map, everything I talked about is pretty much Park Street -> Government Center -> Haymarket but walking. Lots of good stuff just on that little walk.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    north end for food all the way yesss

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  • mrdobalinamrdobalina Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The Freedom Trail.

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  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    North End and Fenway should be a good time.
    Almost forgot about the schools! (how the smarter Harvard half lives haha)

    Suggestions sound pretty good so far!
    Thanks for the help :)
    Keep em coming if you got em

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