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27th-Mar-2011 02:22 pm
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Hey guys. I'm going to Boston in the spring and wondering if any of you fine folk had any suggestions on what area to stay in, to do or where to eat. Only definites I have so far is will be using mass transit instead of rental, visiting the Salem area and walking the Freedom trail.

Thanks in advance
28th-Mar-2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm not sure where the best place to stay is, but to visit -- definitely check out the North End (which you will probably visit part of on the Freedom Trail) -- awesome Italian food everywhere. Especially cannolis at Mike's.

- There's also Copley Place which has beautiful monumental architecture - Trinity Church, Old South Church, the Boston Public Library (which is amaaaaazing) and Newbury Street is one block away. The T stop is Copley on the Green Line.

- Boston Common/Beacon Hill. So far I've actually only been there to visit my internship supervisor and all I know is it's pretty. The T stop is Park Street (Green/Red/Orange line).

- Museums: the MFA, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (which is right nearby). Green E line - MFA stop. The Mass Historical Society is also cool but I think they only do tours on certain Saturdays every month. They're also have an exhibit right now on early photography in Boston. That's on the Green D line - Hynes Convention Center stop.

- Cambridge is always lovely and cool to visit. You can take the Red Line over to the Kendall and/or Harvard Square stops. There's TONS of food and fun stuff to be found in Harvard Square, but you might want to check out this place: http://www.cloverfoodlab.com/ I've never been to the HSQ location but I've visited their truck near MIT/Kendall several times and it's amazing crazy vegetarian f ood. Sweet potato sandwiches and stuff like that.

Edited at 2011-03-28 12:42 am (UTC)
28th-Mar-2011 01:19 am (UTC)
You had me at Sweet Potato...

I went up to Boston once for a night when we were going to the Kennedy Library to research, and I stayed near Boston Commons. Very pretty, but windy so we pretty much just just circled the park, checked out one of the cemeteries to the north and popped into the Cheers shop. All I know I can't stay in that area for this trip unless I can score some crazy Priceline deal.

I'll look up those museums. I will be up there over a weekend, so will have to see if that's a weekend for the Historical Society.

Do you have any idea how crazy it would be getting the subway or whatever after a game at Fenway? In terms of a single woman on her own and not used to mass transit?
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