Post # 1
We are going to Boston for 4 days on our Mini-moon. We are going to be staying at the Intercontinental but need some ideas on what to do while we are there and where to eat.
For food ideas, we love seafood and great pubs.
We’d also love to hear some ideas on places/activities that are free or inexpensive.
Post # 3
You’ll be right there at the waterfront – so I would totally suggest taking a stroll and dining down there. They’ve just recently made that area so beautiful, and there are so many good restaurants, lots of seafood – Anthony’s Pier 4, Barking Crab, Legal Seafood on the Waterfront, LTK Legal Test Kitchen. You could also take a tour of the Harpoon Brewery.
I would definitely suggest roaming the Public Gardens and Boston Common, take a ride on the swan boats – i’ve been here my whole life and have never gone, but it’s so cute & romantic!
Shop or window shop on Newbury Street and/or Charles Street.
Walk around the North End, have a slice of pizza or a cannoli.
Depending on when exactly you’ll be here they have movies/concerts on the Esplanade.
Lots to do! 🙂
Post # 4
I don’t eat in the city very often so I can’t recommend many restaurants – but if you find yourself in the mood for Italian, I had a very tasty meal at Lucia in the North End once. While you’re there, pay a visit to Mike’s Pastry for a delicious Italian dessert or snack.
Obviously the public garden is a nice place to visit for free. Faneuil Hall is a good touristy place for shopping and you’ll often see street performers there. You can take a tour of Fenway Park. The Museum of Science is super fun.
Post # 5
I always like to go to Bell in Hand, which is the oldest continually operating tavern in the US (or something like that). The Green Dragon is close to Bell in Hand and has good seafood apparently. Elephant Walk is a nice French/Cambodian restaurant I liked. Joe’s American on the wharf is pretty close to where you are staying I think and is yummy, and fun to sit by the water.
We also did a sunset cruise down the Charles which was fun if you’re into that. Mostly though we just like walking around the commons and downtown areas. The freedom trail takes you around to different places around town. It’s just a painted path that goes around the city. I like checking out all the old cemeteries, but I’m a little strange like that. They also have Boston by Foot tours if you want a little more information about what you are seeing.
And we don’t have Dunkin Donuts here so I feel compelled to get at least one coffee there a day.
Okay now I’m ready to go back to Boston.
Post # 6
@rivrnamedemotion: check out the chocolate walking tours! You get to lots of interesting places in Boston AND get to eat all things chocolate! Cost is ~$50 for 2.5 hours of touring and about 8 different stops with eating. I did the Faneuil Hall one a few weeks ago, it was awesome!