(Closed) Boston Bees, advice please!!

posted 4 years ago in Travel
Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’d recommend starting the day with a city tour– the Duck Boats are GREAT— keep track of the neighborhoods you like as you tour through them, and just nip back after the tour. 

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

CinqueTerre:  I used to live in Boston, I went to college there and it really is a great city.

The PPs have covered a lot of it, but I definitely second the North End, Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, Top of the Hub (at least for a drink) and Fenway. All are very walkable and easily accessible by T.

Also, it is kind of touristy, but I loved the Duck Boats. They leave from the Prudential Center and the Museum of Science and the guides are usually pretty entertaining and you learn a lot about the city and its history. I went twice when I lived there and both times were great fun. If you are interested in history and trivia, as well as a whirlwind tour of the landmarks of the city, I would check them out.

As PPs said, the homeless are not anymore bold than any other city I’ve been to. Many of them will call out to you or make comments on your appearance, but leave it at that. I have had a couple follow me trying to talk to me, but ignoring them usually gets them to leave pretty quickly. Just stay in well-lit busy areas and stay alert and you’ll be fine.  

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’ve never had a problem with homeless people for all the times I’ve been honestly, although I had a friend who lived there for 4 yrs and he did occasionally post on facebook about weird encounters aha. I’ll be honest and say that I wouldn’t walk alone at night where Fiance lives but why would I go off alone, I’m always with him when visiting.

emilyrko: Really? Until now I’ve found Bostonians to be really nice and helpful! I mean cars actually stop when you want to cross the street. I thought I was dreaming the first time it happened! Also how the T drivers actually wait for passengers to board so that no one is left stranded or with a closing door in their face…

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

 

sochic:  I have been to Boston many times, but have not been to Mr Bartley’s Burger Cottage. Will check it out next time. 

 

re: the homeless, they are not any more aggressive in Boston as in any other major city.

if you like books and book shopping, go to the Harvard co-op.

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