(Closed) Fun things to do in Boston!

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Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Aww Boston girls!!! I knew you were on here somewhere!! I can’t really add to the above for activies! But you can sign up for buywithme.com and get some really good 50% off deals on spas and restaurants in the area to get even more bang for your buck!!!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

Definitely head to the North End for a great Italian meal. Then top off the night with some dessert from Modern Pastries. And if you like Mexican, check out Anna’s Taqueria. Fantastic burritos!

As most have said, the Freedom Trail is great if you’re into history. 

If you’re into live music, definitely check out the Middle East. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Everyone has said tons of great suggestions!

Sonsie on Newbury St is a fun restaurant as well! And they have outdoor seating so it’s a great place to people watch.

Beacon Hill area is fun too, I second Mike’s in the North End- classic, classic Italian bakery and its the same family running it that opened it! Their canolis are the BEST!

Have fun!!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Where are you staying? Depending on the location, I would plan your days and itinerary around loops to and from your hotel.

If you’re into classical music, take a look at the summer series for New England Conservatory and Berklee (the Boston Pops, summer orchestra of the BSO, go to Tanglewood out in Lenox for the season).

For a lovely itinerary, take the T to Park Street in the morning and explore the Common and Public Gardens while it’s cool and empty. Walk by Downtown Crossing (don’t try it at night!!), past Suffolk Law, and down to Government Center/Quincy Market. Have lunch from the interior food vendors rather than the restaurants — the food is ALL pretty great — grab a cup of iced coffee, and head down to the waterfront. Watch the boats or take a short cruise out to Boston Light, then return for live music, beautiful pictures, and romantic strolling. Meander over to the North End for dinner, and pick any place that isn’t right on Hanover St. Or, find the original Pizzeria Regina’s for a bustling, casual perfect pizza dinner. For dessert, two options: get a small Italian coffee and pastry or gelato from any place BUT Mike’s (sorry folks, this tourist trap doesn’t even make the best cannolis. The place next door, however…), or hop back on the T and take it alllll the way back up to Park, where you’ll have another leisurly stroll through the Gardens until you get to Finale’s, the dessert-only restaurant across from Maggiano’s (another great Italian eatery).

As people have mentioned before, this is a walker’s paradise. Let us know what your interests are, and I’m sure the bees can customize our recs for you!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

live in boston and agree with what everyone else has said. If you need resourcse, i HIGHLY recommend this website of “bostons hidden restaurants” :

http://www.hiddenboston.com/

 

Also, if you’re looking for nightlife/shows/entertainment, go to http://www.boston.com and there is a tab on top that says “things to do”… always has lists of comedy shows, concerts, etc. Prices vary and some stuff is even free!!!

 

Good luck!

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