(Closed) Boston suggestions?

posted 8 years ago in Boston
Post # 5
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Honey bee

Yay Boston! What month are you coming?

I would suggest visiting the North End for good restaurants. It’s like the little Italy suggestion and my favorite restaurant of all time is Dolce Vita. Mmmm I am drooling thinking about it! And you need to visit Mikes Pastrys while you are there (also on Hanover Street).

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Fun things to do in Boston!

Oh and here was my reply in that thread :

Ooh! It depends on what you want to do.

-Touristy/classic stuff – North End/Faneiul Hall/Freedom Trail/Newbury St/Boston Common

-Outdoorsy – Definitely go to Walden Pond, or there are GREAT beaches on the North Shore (about an hour outside the city) – Crane’s, Plum Island (off Newburyport), also Rockport/Gloucester areas are super romantic and cute for a fun dinner-on-the-water spot.

-Foodie tour- LOTS of amazing restaurants in the South End! Sibling Rivalry, Tremont 647, Metropolis, to name a few.. I am partial to the food here over the North End (esp if you want something other than Italian), and it’s less touristy. But a bit harder to get to (T to Back Bay on Orange line or Arlington on Green Line and walk).

-Educational – Go to Harvard Sq and walk around the yard, it’s BEAUTIFUL! The tours they give of campus are also quite interesting

-Nightlife – The famous tourist spot is Top of the Hub (restaurant at the top level of the Prudential Center)- it’s pricey but much fun eating and looking at the city all lit up. Lots of fun bars in Cambridge and downtown too.. tell us what you like and we’ll give you some ideas!

-Live Music: TT the Bears or The Middle East (both in Central Sq) have great live rock shows most nights of the week.

-Museums: My personal favorite is the Museum of Science (Cambridge), but the Isabella Garder Museum (Back Bay) is AMAZING, so is the Museum of Fine Arts (Longwood) and the brand new Institute of Contemporary Art (Waterfront).

 

Okay I’ll stop – but please let me know if you want more suggestions/details about any of the above. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

The North End is definitely the place to eat in Boston.  You can just walk around until you see something you like… you really can’t go wrong.  Another favorite restaurant of mine is the Chart House.  It’s right on the water near the aquarium (which is a fun tourist spot in Boston that you could go to as well).  I’m not the best person to suggest seafood though since I’m really not a big fan.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jennifer_espos: Yeah I realized I posted that mid-summer so probably didn’t fit exactly, but the restaurants still hold πŸ™‚ Oh except for Metropolis which is closed now.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If the weather holds up (hahahahahaha I crack myself up) you should definitely do a walk through the Freedom Trail and end at a fabulous restaurant somewhere :-). Boston has really great museums, and the shopping is also fabulous. Those posted threads have great suggestions, too!

I would actually recommend NOT eating in the North End – i’ve found it to be overpriced pasta that doesn’t have the greatest personality. My favorite is Addis Red Sea (Ethiopian food!) in the Back Bay (and in Cambridge, but that’s further afield). Although, if you are up for a short subway ride, Cambridge does have some really fabulous restaurants!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

@jennifer_espos: You can go ice skating in Boston Commons. Its fun and if its not too cold you can walk down afterwards to Fanueill Hall for some coffee to warm up!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Boston is covered with snow right now – but totally beautiful and fun πŸ™‚ 

Go ice skating on the Frog Pond, so romantic and it’s so pretty

The North End is gorgeous and so many yummy eats there, and delicious cappuccino to warm you up 

The Prudential/Copley shops are fun to get in from the cold and stroll around

And as always, the Boston Bruins are a good time if you’re a hockey fan πŸ˜‰  (& Celts if basketball is more your thing)

 

xo

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I just heard about the Museum of Bad Art… I haven’t been yet but it sounds interesting.  There are 3 locations around the Boston area (http://www.museumofbadart.org/).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@crayfish: Totally agree on the N End πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee

And you absolutely have to go to the Fenway neighborhood so you can see Fenway Park.  Although it’s the winter-time, it is still an incredible landmark and you can still feel the “Buzz” all around Kenmore Square.  Gets me excited thinking about it….only a couple more months until opening day!!!

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