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
Boston has a great Aquarium, Science Museum, and Museum of Fine Art. You can find great deals on tickets if you go on a weekday. Each museum offers one day of the week free. You’d just have to look them up.
Also, walking the freedom trail is free, and there are some very cool (and historical) pubs along the way!
Post # 4
@MrsMcGyro: WAIT, you can go to the Aquarium for free!? How do I not know about this!?
Post # 5
I live in Boston. Feel free to PM me if you want more information. The museums mentioned are very good.
I also have a few favorite restaurants. They are all a little pricey (about average for Boston, but probably pricey if you’re not from here) but SO GOOD.
1. Dali in Cambridge. Serves tapas. SO GOOD. Come early, there’s usually a wait and they won’t take reservations.
2. Grotto in Beacon Hill. Serves italian. I haven’t had ANYTHING bad here. It’s cute and cozy and oh-so-filling. They have a prix fixe menu for app, entree, dessert for ~$35. SO GOOD and a pretty good price for what you get .
3. 10 Tables. Located in Jamaica Plain or Cambridge. I’ve only been here once, but it was some of the best food I’ve had here. Definitely make reservations because, as it says, there’s only 10 tables.
If you need more ideas, PM me. I’ve been to lots 🙂
If you like cocktails, there’s a bar named “Drink” in East Boston (I think?? Near ICA) that serves amazing creative drinks. You can tell the bartender “I would like a drink that tastes like the civil war” and they will come up with something. Pretty neat, but also pretty pricey.
Also there’s a restaurant called SAUS that just opened recently that specializes in FRENCH FRIES. I haven’t been, but i REALLY REALLY want to go because I LOVE fries. It’s supposed to be pretty good.
Theres Faniuel Hall where there’s a food court, a pretty standard place for tourists to go. There’s also street performers usually to check out that are pretty entertaining.
Anyway, feel free to ask me more questions. I’ll try to check this thread regularly.
Post # 6
Spend a day walking around the North End, which is the very old Italian neighborhood. You’ll feel like you’re in Europe and can snack all day on fairly inexpensive (but delicious!) food–the best pizza ever, gelato, cappuccino. If you want a really incredible dinner, you can’t go wrong with any place there. You can also visit Paul Revere’s house and walk through some very cool old cemeteries.
Post # 7
If you’re looking for inexpensive activities, you should go on the Freedom Trail. It’s basically a path through all the very historic places in Boston, like the site of the Boston Massacre and the North Church. It’s a great way to see Boston.You can either do a guided walking tour or go on your own pace.
Hope you have a fantastic time in Boston!
Post # 8
@lrc3233:Drink is in Fort Point, which is in South Boston (not East! Don’t go to East Boston!), and 10 tables has a lot more than 10 tables now since it has expanded and it’s sister location in Cambridge is much bigger. Both of those places are personal favorites of mine!
I also live in Boston and have worked in the restaurant industry for a long time. I think the best way to see Boston is on foot, so grab a map and start walkin’! I think Back Bay/Copley/South End, North End, Beacon Hill, Public Garden/Boston Common are mostly what people think of as “downtown”. Fenway is always fun and be sure to cross the river over to Cambridge.
Feel free to PM me for specifics! I’d recommend a Duck tour if you’re looking for something touristy and silly to do, it’s always fun!
Post # 9
I agree with all these suggestions – the Aquarium is awesome (baby penguins!), the Freedom Trail is free and very cool to walk around. I also recommend the North End – I’ve been to numerous restaurants there and they have all been amazing. Stop at Modern Pastry for some cannolis on your way out!! (or Mike’s Pastry, but Modern usually has a shorter line and I prefer it). I live in Boston and did a Duck Tour and it was super fun and informative. Walk around Newbury Street and window shop. There are so many great restaurants, you can’t really go wrong. Boston is such a great city, I’m sure whatever you end up doing you will have a wonderful time. Have fun!
Post # 10
The Boston Duck Boat Tours are also lots of fun. Bonus if either of you are interested in American history 🙂 A tour of Fenway Park (the oldest baseball park in the country). Honestly, you can’t go wrong with ANY of the suggestions already given!