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* I need everyone's help! 1st time going to Boston in April *
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:26:14 PM »

Offline bigal534

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Hey guys,

Been on this board for years and years...

I'M MAKING MY FIRST TRIP EVER TO BOSTON IN APRIL!

It's my birthday week, Celtics playoffs starting, Red Sox season begins, etc.

I need help knowing what to do out there! I live in Sacramento, and we will be departing for Boston April 13th and returning April 21st.

What to do? Restaurants, places to visit, what do the locals do, etc?

Any and all advise for this Cs/Sox/Pats fan is appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 01:28:09 PM »

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Bring a winter coat... ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 01:31:02 PM »

Offline jbpats

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Hey guys,

Been on this board for years and years...

I'M MAKING MY FIRST TRIP EVER TO BOSTON IN APRIL!

It's my birthday week, Celtics playoffs starting, Red Sox season begins, etc.

I need help knowing what to do out there! I live in Sacramento, and we will be departing for Boston April 13th and returning April 21st.

What to do? Restaurants, places to visit, what do the locals do, etc?

Any and all advise for this Cs/Sox/Pats fan is appreciated!

I

You'll be here for the Boston Marathon which is a pretty big party day around the city. Sox always have a very early game during it.. Tickets tend to sell out fast for it though so if you wanted to go i'd suggest buying them as soon as they go onsale.

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 02:07:14 PM »

Offline bigal534

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good to know! Keep them coming boys

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 02:14:55 PM »

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When I went to Boston for the first time (as a kid) I did all of the Revolutionary War stuff (like Bunker Hill), Plymouth Rock (south of the city), and the USS Constitution tour.  I put a couple of national links below about things to do.  I'm sure the people that live in Boston could provide some more information, though sometimes the locals miss the obvious things since they don't think about them like a tourist would.

http://content.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1984920_1984917_1984694,00.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60745-s409/Boston:Massachusetts:First.Time.Visitors.html
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 02:17:21 PM »

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Man I moved away like 7 1/2 years ago but it still seems pretty similar.  The city was already gentrified so it didn't change much.  Is Eastern Standard still good?  I don't even know what the cool restaurants are anymore.

I can only really endorse going to see a Celtics game, I feel out of touch otherwise.  The Institute for Contemporary Art?

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 02:23:26 PM »

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touristy stuff - Boston Tea Party in Seaport
Shopping - Copley/Prudential
My friends hates it but our own Aquarium is one of my favorites, or you can do whale watching if it's whale watching season then

don't know what kind of food you like so don't know what to recommend

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 02:36:22 PM »

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i kinda wanted to start my own thread like this since i'm thinking about making a trip from croatia to watch Paul Pierce jersey be retired :D
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 02:39:15 PM »

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Duck boat tours are fun. Pro tip: if you don't mind getting up early, it's easier to sign up for the morning ones, and it's a bit cheaper.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 02:45:03 PM »

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If you like jazz, then Scullers or Regattabar will probably have some big name fancy jazz show to attend. If you prefer a dirty jam session jazz show then you definitely need to go to Wally's.

If you like classical music, the Boston Symphony is excellent.

If you like punk rock, check out The Middle East in Cambridge.

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make sure to ask lots of people for directions. they are always so friendly and open and clear with those.  ::)
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Museum of Fine Arts and Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum if you're looking for some art.

Really just walking around the commons, Charles street,backbay Kenmore...

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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 04:34:17 PM »

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Spend a da walking around the city. Hit a great Italian restaurant in the North End. Walk over to Fanuel Marketplace for some drinks and shopping. Union Oyster House is there. The Commons and Public Gardens should just be coming into bloom. Newbury St has ton of boutiques and cool outdoor cafes and restaurants. Hit Copley Square after for shopping at the Prudential Center. Head up to top of the Pru for a panoramic view of the city.

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I last went in October this year and definitely agree with the recommendations for the duck boat tour and Sky Walk at the Prudential Centre. The duck boat tours had a theme of the guides being quite funny with their narration which was good. The view from the Sky Walk tour is also a must. I loved it despite my fear of heights!

Tour of the TD Garden also very enjoyable. If I was doing it again though I would go on a day where the parquet floor is set up, it was the ice for a Bruins game when I went.

Also depending on where you're staying and if you'll have a car while there, you might find good value in getting a 1 week pass for the Old Town Trolley Tour. Not only provides a good tour of the main attractions but I found it very handy just for transport to a lot of places rather than getting a taxi every time.
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 07:38:06 PM »

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It's easy to rent a car and drive not far at all to places like Lexington and Concord to see where the revolution started.

Paul Revere's house is in the north end and isn't far from the old church that they used to signal what the Red Coats would do.

Salem (where they hung all those witches) is just a few miles to the north. There's a house where they tried them you can go into.  As well as the cemetery.

There are great colleges to visit in the area like Harvard (Cambridge food seems pretty good), MIT (right down the road from there), and BC. 

The Bull and Finch Pub (where they filmed the exteriors of Cheers) isn't too hard to get into and neither is the Bell in Hand Tavern. Most everyone likes Faneiul Hall right across from Town Hall where they have the statue of Bill Russell. I think it's near the statue of Red too.

Fenway Park is the oldest park out there.

If you like Italian food go to the North End and follow your gut. 

Basketball HOF not too far away (maybe an hour) over in Springfield. Shoot on a peach basket.

Not far at all to the south (made 45 minutes) is Plimouth Plantation, where they have a reenacted historical site where the Pilgrims lived. The reenactors are pretty darn good. The Native American village is there now as well.

Watch the movie Glory before you go and then walk up to the huge memorial to them at the state house and look at it for a minute and challenge yourself not to cry.

It's a good walking city. It might not be as good a driving city for an out of towner. He he he.