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Things to do in Boston?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by CrabMan, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie

    I'm leaving for Boston Sunday and looking for suggestions on where to go or what to do.
  2. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    Go to a Harvard bar and fuck up some smart kids.
  3. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Visit Fenway.
  4. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    eat lots of lobster... great seafood restaurant (Skipjacks) in Copley Square... and there is an excellent art museum in Boston... dress warm...
  5. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    If you want to start a party and get popular right some Yankee gear before you go and burn it in public.
  6. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Turn into a damned commie like sushi and Manfred.

  7. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    Go to Cheers and get a brew, then head to Legal Sea Food for some chowda and damn good fish.

    Too bad the Duck Boats aren't running -- that's a fun tour of the city. You could always take a trolley tour.

    If you're into history, check out the Freedom Trail (although it might be a bit cold -- it's snowing like hell here).

    You could always catch a Bruins game.... oh wait....

    BTW -- I live in Boston, so if you want more specifics, send me a PM.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2005
  8. Gobucki

    Gobucki I'm using the Internet!!!

    OMG yes! Why did I not do that?
  9. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    I was gonna say eat Sushi... you'd have fun with that :wink:
  10. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    Just to warn you, the Cheers bar doesn't look like Cheers. :)

    Skipjacks is pretty good. I liked their ginger calamari.

    Metropolis is a great restaurant. Tremont 647 has a pajama brunch you can wander into in your slippers and has good brunch food. Radius has good food in the financial district and is kinda expensive/too hip, if you like that, but very good. Grill 23 is great if you want steak. Pho Republique is a cool Vietnamese place with weird fans (hard to explain) and good food. Finale has good desserts.

    Find a local, ask their favorite Italian place in the North End, and try it. Many are fabulous and the scenery is great - a mix of old world Italy stuff (old ladies pulling groceries up to a fourth floor window in a basket with a pulley), historic sites, and small streets.

    Oh, and you should definitely visit the Ramrod near Fenway - I think you'd like the bar scene. . .
  11. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    I was up there last year, and we went to a really cool bowling alley/bar place that I can't remember the name of. Kings? It was amazing what a different place a smoke free bar/alley was.

    We'll be coming up again for the marathon in a couple months too, so keep the ideas coming of things to do! :)
  12. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    Harvard Square is a must, if anything for the people-watching and the ice cream (Toscanini's is the best). Some good, fun shopping there as well.

    A tourist favorite is Faneuil Hall (on the Freedom Trail), which is a marketplace with tons of restaurants (Cheers, Salty Dog, Ned Devine's Irish Bar, etc.) and shops.

    Another good people-watching place is Newberry Street, but not in the same way as Harvard Square. This is the upscale crowd here.

    If you're into microbrews, IMO the Cambridge Brewing Co. (near MIT) has the best. Boston Beer Works (near Fenway) is OK. You might want to check out an Irish bar while you're here. There's nothing like drinking a Guinness at a bar while surrounded by Irish accents!

    If you're looking for a good seafood place on the water, Anthony's Pier 4 has a great atmosphere. You can watch the boats in the harbor and also the planes take off and land at the airport. (Admittedly, the view is a bit better than the food, but it's still damn good seafood.) A local favorite is No Name on the fish pier, which is a hole in the wall, but great food! My favorite is still Legal Sea Food, which are located in several places in the city (and Cambridge).
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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