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Wifey and I are planning a :scrooge: trip up to Boston the first week of April. Probably 3-4 days up there and are looking for suggestions on places to go/things to do since neither of us have ever been.
We will certainly be hitting up Salem at some point in the trip, but other than that not really sure?

For those of you who have been, anything in particular that is cool to check out? We like historical stuff and will be bringing the :baby: along with us.

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http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/


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http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/


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http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/


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http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/


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http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/


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http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/


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That was going to be my suggestion as well. Also, you can eat fairly cheaply at Quincy Market near Faneuil Hall, which is on the Freedom Trail, iirc.
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Never been to Boston. I regret this.

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Never been to Boston. I regret this.
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It's a neat city with many cool, historic things to see/do/experience. Also has great seafood and a 5/7 Italian neighborhood with great food.
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Following this thread. Boston has been on my list of places I want to go for a while.
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Desertbreh wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Never been to Boston. I regret this.
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It's a neat city with many cool, historic things to see/do/experience. Also has great seafood and a 5/7 Italian neighborhood with great food.
I would combo it with a visit to the rest of the Northeast I have never visited....NH, Vermont, Maine, etc.

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Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:05 pm
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:disappoint:
It's a neat city with many cool, historic things to see/do/experience. Also has great seafood and a 5/7 Italian neighborhood with great food.
I would combo it with a visit to the rest of the Northeast I have never visited....NH, Vermont, Maine, etc.
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Did that a few years ago. It remains one of my favorite road trips. 3000 miles through upstate NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, PA. 5/7 trip with so many things to do/see, both natural and man made.
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Desertbreh wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Never been to Boston. I regret this.
:disappoint:
It's a neat city with many cool, historic things to see/do/experience. Also has great seafood and a 5/7 Italian neighborhood with great food.
One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve been to is there. We went for my sister’s carb loading meal the night before the marathon many years ago.


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I would combo it with a visit to the rest of the Northeast I have never visited....NH, Vermont, Maine, etc.
:word:
Did that a few years ago. It remains one of my favorite road trips. 3000 miles through upstate NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, PA. 5/7 trip with so many things to do/see, both natural and man made.
There’s a reason we’re up in Maine 2-3 times a year.


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I lived out in Cambridge and Brookline and was a :scrooge: broke college student, so I never did much in the city besides wander around. First week of April will likely be crap weather, dress for near-winter temps if you plan to be out in the city all day. It's windy and cool by the water. Pretty much all of the food in the North End is great, no need to go to the big name :waxer: places (though none of them are cheap). Skip the restaurant dessert and go to Mike's Pastry if you're in the neighborhood for dinner.

There's stuff for most every interest in the area. Looks like they don't start the ferries until May, but there are neat things on the various harbor islands like old Fort Warren: http://www.bostonharborislands.org/georges-island

Sportsball fans like Fenway Park

Weird art people like the Institute of Contemporary Art

Old art people like the Museum of Fine Arts

Berklee College of Music is the best/biggest name in non-classical music and always has stuff going on

Nerds like the (Cambridge, but just over the river very close to Boston) Museum of Science

Sitcom lovers can go to the actual Cheers bar, it's adjacent to Boston Common - the Central Park of Boston, which is probably :flaccid: in early April.

The New England Aquarium is pretty cool, especially if the weather outside blows.

You can see the USS Constitution, hard to imagine that thing was built and operated so long ago. Near that you can actually see Bunker Hill, as in the battle of Bunker Hill. Turns out it's a real hill. Not a whole lot to see there but it's neat to put a "face" to stuff out of history books.

The Sam Adams and Harpoon breweries are around somewhere, dunno much about them.

MIT and Harvard are pretty epic if you venture into Cambridge, moreso Harvard unless you're a geek.

In general, I liked the AZN restaurants in Cambridge/Boston more than anywhere else I've been. The Italian is good, but there's good Italian in most places.

If you want to :troywax: and shop at Max-spec places for purses and shit, hit up Boylston and Newbury streets (they're parallel to each other a block apart). There are also tons of little restaurants and cafes on those streets in all kinds of flavors, it's a :notbad: way to spend an afternoon if you're shoppers.

Just off Boylston is the Prudential Center which is mostly a shopping mall, but it's tall as fuck with an observatory and :waxer: restaurant up top called Top of the Hub with pretty epic views. IIRC you can go to the restaurant for only dessert or cocktails if you just want to get the view.

BU has the hottest college chicks in the area, MIT has the smartest, Harvard people won't even speak to you.

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Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:58 pm
wap wrote:
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Did that a few years ago. It remains one of my favorite road trips. 3000 miles through upstate NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, PA. 5/7 trip with so many things to do/see, both natural and man made.
There’s a reason we’re up in Maine 2-3 times a year.


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It's a beautiful state in a great region, for sure.
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I lived out in Cambridge and Brookline and was a :scrooge: broke college student, so I never did much in the city besides wander around. First week of April will likely be crap weather, dress for near-winter temps if you plan to be out in the city all day. It's windy and cool by the water. Pretty much all of the food in the North End is great, no need to go to the big name :waxer: places (though none of them are cheap). Skip the restaurant dessert and go to Mike's Pastry if you're in the neighborhood for dinner.

There's stuff for most every interest in the area. Looks like they don't start the ferries until May, but there are neat things on the various harbor islands like old Fort Warren: http://www.bostonharborislands.org/georges-island

Sportsball fans like Fenway Park

Weird art people like the Institute of Contemporary Art

Old art people like the Museum of Fine Arts

Berklee College of Music is the best/biggest name in non-classical music and always has stuff going on

Nerds like the (Cambridge, but just over the river very close to Boston) Museum of Science

Sitcom lovers can go to the actual Cheers bar, it's adjacent to Boston Common - the Central Park of Boston, which is probably :flaccid: in early April.

The New England Aquarium is pretty cool, especially if the weather outside blows.

You can see the USS Constitution, hard to imagine that thing was built and operated so long ago. Near that you can actually see Bunker Hill, as in the battle of Bunker Hill. Turns out it's a real hill. Not a whole lot to see there but it's neat to put a "face" to stuff out of history books.

The Sam Adams and Harpoon breweries are around somewhere, dunno much about them.

MIT and Harvard are pretty epic if you venture into Cambridge, moreso Harvard unless you're a geek.

In general, I liked the AZN restaurants in Cambridge/Boston more than anywhere else I've been. The Italian is good, but there's good Italian in most places.

If you want to :troywax: and shop at Max-spec places for purses and shit, hit up Boylston and Newbury streets (they're parallel to each other a block apart). There are also tons of little restaurants and cafes on those streets in all kinds of flavors, it's a :notbad: way to spend an afternoon if you're shoppers.

Just off Boylston is the Prudential Center which is mostly a shopping mall, but it's tall as fuck with an observatory and :waxer: restaurant up top called Top of the Hub with pretty epic views. IIRC you can go to the restaurant for only dessert or cocktails if you just want to get the view.

BU has the hottest college chicks in the area, MIT has the smartest, Harvard people won't even speak to you.
5/7 insight.
Can't really add anything except to say that we really enjoyed wandering down Boylston and Newbury streets. And The USS Constitution is one my favorite things in the country. I've been a fan of that ship since I was a little kid and it's a :mindblown: experience to visit it. The new-ish museum near it is 5/7, too.
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Desertbreh wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:05 pm
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:29 pm


:disappoint:
It's a neat city with many cool, historic things to see/do/experience. Also has great seafood and a 5/7 Italian neighborhood with great food.
I would combo it with a visit to the rest of the Northeast I have never visited....NH, Vermont, Maine, etc.
I recently did a road trip to Vermont, it was awesome. I particularly visited Wellington and Dover. In Dover (where Mt. Snow is) has a nice bar where pizza's are referred as pies, called snow barn, pizzas are 35 inches. I literally felt like i'm in a town in Alps, nothing like your run off the mill resort "towns" like you find in VA, WV, MD, and some Pennsylvania.

Most :mindblown: of all, people can actually drive in those areas. I have never not once got irritated by a dumbass driver, like I do in my area every 5 minutes.

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