Boston... What to do... What to do?

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    I plan on taking the train up to Boston next weekend. I might be going alone or with friends. I am getting bored of NYC so I'll do a weekend escape if it comes to that.

    I need suggestions on places to stay, restaurants to eat at, people to do (kidding... well actually.... no, yeah, kidding), sights to see, places to goto, etc. I've never been there before so I am completely clueless. thanks guys!
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    Apr 16, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    Getting bored of NYC already? icon_smile.gif

    No suggestions on where to stay... probably near the Boston Commons, as it's central and you can take the T anywhere from there.

    I lived in Cambridge for three years, and love Central Square. You're a restaurant guy, so check out brunch and/or dinner at Craigie on Main. Green St, Central Kitchen, and Rendezvous are also all good, and all in Central Sq. Hungry Mother is in Kendall Sq. East Coast Grill in Inman. Redbones bbq in Davis Sq.

    For dessert, only one choice (well, maybe two). Toscanini's has the best ice cream EVER. There's only one, right next to Craigie on Main in Central Sq. You could also check out Finale, which is a dessert restaurant - one in Harvard Sq and one closer to the commons.

    Since you've never been to Boston, you could do the touristy "Freedom Trail" walk for a bit of Boston history. Go hang out in Harvard Sq if the afternoon is nice / hang in Harvard Yard.

    All the gays seem to flock to Paradise these days - I think Friday or Saturday nights are both busy. Avoid Club Cafe unless you want a taste of the infamous Boston attitude.

    Or just wait until Memorial Day weekend when I go up, and I'll show you around then.
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    Apr 16, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    BOSTON is boring. It had nice architecture and bars. But have fun because I take lots of weekend trips too and they can be quite refreshing.

    OMG go the like.....the place where they keep the yachts and see the big-ass flag. SEE THE BIG-ASS FLAG O_O
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    Apr 16, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    citpolo saidGetting bored of NYC already?


    You took the words right out of my mouth!
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    citpolo saidGetting bored of NYC already? icon_smile.gif

    No suggestions on where to stay... probably near the Boston Commons, as it's central and you can take the T anywhere from there.

    I lived in Cambridge for three years, and love Central Square. You're a restaurant guy, so check out brunch and/or dinner at Craigie on Main. Green St, Central Kitchen, and Rendezvous are also all good, and all in Central Sq. Hungry Mother is in Kendall Sq. East Coast Grill in Inman. Redbones bbq in Davis Sq.

    For dessert, only one choice (well, maybe two). Toscanini's has the best ice cream EVER. There's only one, right next to Craigie on Main in Central Sq. You could also check out Finale, which is a dessert restaurant - one in Harvard Sq and one closer to the commons.

    Since you've never been to Boston, you could do the touristy "Freedom Trail" walk for a bit of Boston history. Go hang out in Harvard Sq if the afternoon is nice / hang in Harvard Yard.

    All the gays seem to flock to Paradise these days - I think Friday or Saturday nights are both busy. Avoid Club Cafe unless you want a taste of the infamous Boston attitude.

    Or just wait until Memorial Day weekend when I go up, and I'll show you around then.


    Thanks.

    Those look like fancy fancy restaurants. me likey.

    I will be in SF for memorial day weekend. =(

    I will be going back to MA in the summer to party in province town right after I am done with fire island.

    You still owe me a tour of NYC.
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    Apr 16, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
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    citpolo saidGetting bored of NYC already?


    You took the words right out of my mouth!


    Yes, I've done and seen everything people have recommended. I need a brief change.
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    Apr 16, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    unfounded7 said
    citpolo saidGetting bored of NYC already?


    You took the words right out of my mouth!


    Yes, I've done and seen everything people have recommended. I need a brief change.



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    citpolo saidGetting bored of NYC already?


    You took the words right out of my mouth!


    finally! your awake!
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    I could make a comment about how boston is boring and thats why this thread was so short. But I will do the noble thing instead in hopes that someone will prove me wrong. icon_neutral.gif

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    Apr 16, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    I may go to both Boston and NY this summer =o But I'm easily entertained so I'll have a good time with anything <3
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    dekiruman saidI could make a comment about how boston is boring and thats why this thread was so short. But I will do the noble thing instead in hopes that someone will prove me wrong. icon_neutral.gif

    BUMP



    awwww you're soooo sweet black penis.

    Don't worry. I've been getting emails from people with suggestions. They just don't like posting in the forum.

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    Apr 16, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidI may go to both Boston and NY this summer =o But I'm easily entertained so I'll have a good time with anything <3


    i can buy a pack of bacon and but it behind a glass window so you can watch it all day.
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    dekiruman saidI could make a comment about how boston is boring and thats why this thread was so short. But I will do the noble thing instead in hopes that someone will prove me wrong. icon_neutral.gif

    BUMP



    awwww you're soooo sweet black penis.

    Don't worry. I've been getting emails from people with suggestions. They just don't like posting in the forum.



    no probs jellybean
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    dekiruman saidBOSTON is boring. It had nice architecture and bars. But have fun because I take lots of weekend trips too and they can be quite refreshing.

    OMG go the like.....the place where they keep the yachts and see the big-ass flag. SEE THE BIG-ASS FLAG O_O


    This comment does not bode well for my impending MOVE to Boston at the end of this summer!!! Eeeek.

    Where should I live? lol. I am working in the south end and also part time in Dorchester-ish. I hear the south end is a good area.... but since Boston is rather small I could be intrigued by other areas.

    Somewhere convenient with lots of green space? I have a dog.....
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    I am going to Boston tomorrow, to watch the marathon on Monday. Anything fun to do in Boston on a Sunday night? Particularly happening bar? Good place to eat? (currently have the Four Seasons booked as couldn't think of anything else).

    Thanks Bostonians and fans...
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
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    dekiruman saidBOSTON is boring. It had nice architecture and bars. But have fun because I take lots of weekend trips too and they can be quite refreshing.

    OMG go the like.....the place where they keep the yachts and see the big-ass flag. SEE THE BIG-ASS FLAG O_O


    This comment does not bode well for my impending MOVE to Boston at the end of this summer!!! Eeeek.

    Where should I live? lol. I am working in the south end and also part time in Dorchester-ish. I hear the south end is a good area.... but since Boston is rather small I could be intrigued by other areas.

    Somewhere convenient with lots of green space? I have a dog.....


    dont worry,

    Im sure I have no Idea what im talking about. I didn't find anything to do there, but it was like minus a billion degrees when i went so I wasnt very adventurous. The second time i went in the summer but it was for like a day to look at colleges.
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    AvadaKedavra said
    unfounded7 said
    citpolo saidGetting bored of NYC already?


    You took the words right out of my mouth!


    Yes, I've done and seen everything people have recommended. I need a brief change.


    and put googly eyes on it.
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    Thanks.

    Those look like fancy fancy restaurants. me likey.

    I will be in SF for memorial day weekend. =(

    I will be going back to MA in the summer to party in province town right after I am done with fire island.

    You still owe me a tour of NYC.


    ptown > fire island. you know when you're going?

    Sounds like you've already seen all of NYC, so what's left to tour? icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    Are you sure you want to come in April? The weather doesn't become reliably good until May, which is when most cafes and restaurants begin to put out their sidewalk seating. May is also when most of the outdoor festivals/events begin to happen. It's like night and day between the cold months and the warm months here.

    Anyway, your profile doesn't give much information about what you like to do. You also didn't give a price range on what you're willing to spend on food or accommodation. Hopefully my suggestions won't be too hit or miss.

    ARTS: The must-sees are the ICA on the waterfront, the Museum of Fine Arts (the amazing Chihuly exhibition is showing now), and the Gardner Museum. You should also look at what's happening at MassArt and the School of the MFA. Sometimes they have interesting free shows that are open to the public.

    FOOD: Eat like a local.
    Breakfast/brunch: For dim sum go to Chow Chau City or China Pearl in Chinatown. You can get decent breakfasts/brunches at Brownstone, Geoffrey's, Mike's Diner, Francesca's, and the Trident Cafe.

    Lunch: If you're in town on a weekday afternoon, have the prix fixe lunch (around $24) at the Top of the Hub. It's a 3 course meal with a great view of the city. Cheap lunches ($10 or less) can be found anywhere if you don't mind burritos, pizza, or burgers. If you want to get out of downtown, take the B train to Super 88 in Allston (an Asian grocery store and food court with lots of variety) or the Silver Line (Washington St branch) to Dudley Square for Haley House Bakery Cafe (fresh, healthy wraps and hot meals). You can also take the C train to Coolidge Corner for crepes and then wander around and eat at one of the Jewish or Russian owned places. There's a good Israeli place for falafel not far from the train, but I don't remember the name.

    Lunch/dinner: Jamaica Plain is a great neighborhood for food. Take the #39 bus and go either to the intersection of South Huntington Ave and Centre St for El Oriental (Cuban), Canary Square, or Tres Gatos (tapas). Or, continue taking the #39 until you reach central JP. Once there, go to JP Licks (the BEST ice cream in the city), Same Old Place (pizza), Bukhara (Indian), Purple Cactus (burritos/wraps), or JP Seafood Cafe (Japanese/Korean).

    Back downtown, go to Montien (Thai), Mentei (Japanese noodles, cash only), Pho Pasteur (Vietnamese), Casa Romero (Mexican), Zocolo (more expensive Mexican), Addis Red Sea (Ethopian), and Mike's (Greek) on Newbury St.

    There's good Central and South American food in East Boston, but you need to speak Spanish well to ask directions and order your meals. Dorchester and Roxbury have good Soul and southern food, but it may not be worth your time during a weekend visit.

    Dinner: You could eat at most of the lunch places above or spend a little more at The Beehive, Pops, Estragon (it's out of the way, but good tapas), Tremont 647, or Legal Seafood.

    Drink: Milky Way, Canary Square, Flash's, Wally's, and Towne.

    Dessert: JP Licks (ice cream) and Finale (baked sweets).

    HISTORIC SITES: The Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are two of the most touristy things you could possibly do. If you like Colonial history and Revolutionary War stuff, have at it. But, you could also just wander the city and stumble upon pieces of history everywhere you go. One of MLK's former residences is near the Mass Ave. subway station, JFK's birthplace isn't far from Coolidge Corner, Malcolm X worked at the Parker House, Ho Chi Minh was here for something, etc, etc.

    SHOPPING: Newbury Street is where most people go. There are interesting places for furniture, design, and art elsewhere, but they're hidden and it would be hard to explain the directions. You should definitely go to Haymarket on Saturday to see one of Boston's oldest farmer's markets in operation.

    GAY PLACES: Club Cafe (bar/dancing for the 20 somethings; tea dance on Sunday), Fritz ("sports" bar for the 40+ crowd), House of Blues (Sat is gay night), Paradise (fun sleezy dance club).

    ACCOM: There are plenty of B&Bs and hotels.

    FYI, the majority of my recommendations are in Boston. Cambridge has its own scene, with the most interesting areas being Central Square, Harvard Square, and Inman Square.

    Have a good visit! If you have questions or need more info, inbox me.

    P.S. It's Boston Common. There's no S at the end.
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    Yo ! You shouldn't go in Boston, the city's kinda full of frustration right now icon_twisted.gif

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    vitamin_D saidAre you sure you want to come in April? The weather doesn't become reliably good until May, which is when most cafes and restaurants begin to put out their sidewalk seating. May is also when most of the outdoor festivals/events begin to happen. It's like night and day between the cold months and the warm months here.

    Anyway, your profile doesn't give much information about what you like to do. You also didn't give a price range on what you're willing to spend on food or accommodation. Hopefully my suggestions won't be too hit or miss.

    ARTS: The must-sees are the ICA on the waterfront, the Museum of Fine Arts (the amazing Chihuly exhibition is showing now), and the Gardner Museum. You should also look at what's happening at MassArt and the School of the MFA. Sometimes they have interesting free shows that are open to the public.

    FOOD: Eat like a local.
    Breakfast/brunch: For dim sum go to Chow Chau City or China Pearl in Chinatown. You can get decent breakfasts/brunches at Brownstone, Geoffrey's, Mike's Diner, Francesca's, and the Trident Cafe.

    Lunch: If you're in town on a weekday afternoon, have the prix fixe lunch (around $24) at the Top of the Hub. It's a 3 course meal with a great view of the city. Cheap lunches ($10 or less) can be found anywhere if you don't mind burritos, pizza, or burgers. If you want to get out of downtown, take the B train to Super 88 in Allston (an Asian grocery store and food court with lots of variety) or the Silver Line (Washington St branch) to Dudley Square for Haley House Bakery Cafe (fresh, healthy wraps and hot meals). You can also take the C train to Coolidge Corner for crepes and then wander around and eat at one of the Jewish or Russian owned places. There's a good Israeli place for falafel not far from the train, but I don't remember the name.

    Lunch/dinner: Jamaica Plain is a great neighborhood for food. Take the #39 bus and go either to the intersection of South Huntington Ave and Centre St for El Oriental (Cuban), Canary Square, or Tres Gatos (tapas). Or, continue taking the #39 until you reach central JP. Once there, go to JP Licks (the BEST ice cream in the city), Same Old Place (pizza), Bukhara (Indian), Purple Cactus (burritos/wraps), or JP Seafood Cafe (Japanese/Korean).

    Back downtown, go to Montien (Thai), Mentei (Japanese noodles, cash only), Pho Pasteur (Vietnamese), Casa Romero (Mexican), Zocolo (more expensive Mexican), Addis Red Sea (Ethopian), and Mike's (Greek) on Newbury St.

    There's good Central and South American food in East Boston, but you need to speak Spanish well to ask directions and order your meals. Dorchester and Roxbury have good Soul and southern food, but it may not be worth your time during a weekend visit.

    Dinner: You could eat at most of the lunch places above or spend a little more at The Beehive, Pops, Estragon (it's out of the way, but good tapas), Tremont 647, or Legal Seafood.

    Drink: Milky Way, Canary Square, Flash's, Wally's, and Towne.

    Dessert: JP Licks (ice cream) and Finale (baked sweets).

    HISTORIC SITES: The Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are two of the most touristy things you could possibly do. If you like Colonial history and Revolutionary War stuff, have at it. But, you could also just wander the city and stumble upon pieces of history everywhere you go. One of MLK's former residences is near the Mass Ave. subway station, JFK's birthplace isn't far from Coolidge Corner, Malcolm X worked at the Parker House, Ho Chi Minh was here for something, etc, etc.

    SHOPPING: Newbury Street is where most people go. There are interesting places for furniture, design, and art elsewhere, but they're hidden and it would be hard to explain the directions. You should definitely go to Haymarket on Saturday to see one of Boston's oldest farmer's markets in operation.

    GAY PLACES: Club Cafe (bar/dancing for the 20 somethings; tea dance on Sunday), Fritz ("sports" bar for the 40+ crowd), House of Blues (Sat is gay night), Paradise (fun sleezy dance club).

    ACCOM: There are plenty of B&Bs and hotels.

    FYI, the majority of my recommendations are in Boston. Cambridge has its own scene, with the most interesting areas being Central Square, Harvard Square, and Inman Square.

    Have a good visit! If you have questions or need more info, inbox me.

    P.S. It's Boston Common. There's no S at the end.


    whoa good info. thanks buddy.
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    Apr 19, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidI plan on taking the train up to Boston next weekend. I might be going alone or with friends. I am getting bored of NYC so I'll do a weekend escape if it comes to that.

    I need suggestions on places to stay, restaurants to eat at, people to do (kidding... well actually.... no, yeah, kidding), sights to see, places to goto, etc. I've never been there before so I am completely clueless. thanks guys!


    Well if you're just coming for a weekend, stay in Boston proper, Cambridge and JP are cool but you could spend all day trying to get to any one place in either of those areas.

    Faneuil Hall for sure during the day, plenty to see and eat, Newbury St and Boylston/Copley are cool as well, plenty of shopping...JP Licks is on Newbury. Finale really is awesome it's in the area...the better places to eat are in that area.

    Also in the South End, Flash's isn't bad for drinks and a bite...it's close to Club Cafe but....there are better places to go than that. House of Blues and Paradise are better choices.

    and as for who to do.....well....I only have one suggestion baby ;)
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    Apr 19, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidYo ! You shouldn't go in Boston, the city's kinda full of frustration right now icon_twisted.gif

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    Lol I was gonna post the same thing
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    Sep 20, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
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    ARTS: The must-sees are the ICA on the waterfront, the Museum of Fine Arts (the amazing Chihuly exhibition is showing now),

    FOOD:

    Lunch: If you're in town on a weekday afternoon, have the prix fixe lunch (around $24) at the Top of the Hub. It's a 3 course meal with a great view of the city.

    HISTORIC SITES: One of MLK's former residences is near the Mass Ave. subway station, JFK's birthplace isn't far from Coolidge Corner, Malcolm X worked at the Parker House,

    GAY PLACES: Club Cafe (bar/dancing for the 20 somethings;

    FYI, the majority of my recommendations are in Boston. Cambridge has its own scene, with the most interesting areas being Central Square, Harvard Square, and Inman Square.

    Have a good visit! If you have questions or need more info, inbox me.

    There's no S at the end.


    Thank you for your great tips about where to go and do in Boston. I'll be hitting up the above. Enjoy your upcoming weekend!
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    Sep 20, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    lived there for years, and its my home!!!! Every place is amazing. The best place to hang out during the day is fanuiell hall..theres bars everywhere and great shops. Park street is basically the middle of the city and thats where the park is obviously which is a beautiful place to walk around. Theres also prudential which is a great mall thats connected to coply mall which are very upscale places to shop in boston. I also recomend walking down Coply and Arlington as thats where all the bars are you need to go to! And the harbor...


    YOU MUST HAVE BOSTON CLAM CHOWDER FROM LEGAL SEAFOOD!!!!!!!

    enjoy