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Old 06-08-2021, 02:08 PM   #1
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The wife is taking me to Boston to sit on the Green Monster for my 40th birthday. We will be in town for 4 days and are looking for other things to do during the days. I have a plan, but was wondering some of the things yall have done up there. Something different than your usual vacation.

We are doing the following so far. Sunday night baseball vs. yankees, Monday is a 6-8 mile Run Tour of the city and historical sights followed by Red Sox vs. royals (sitting on the Green Monster for this game). Tuesday is a planned guided fishing trip and then a pub crawl in the evening. Wednesday is coming home.

Anything else yall recommend or have done?
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Old 06-08-2021, 02:15 PM   #2
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North End for dinner. Mike's pastry for dessert.

Faneuil Hall is a cool place to wander around.

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Old 06-08-2021, 02:17 PM   #3
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Go to the N End. Eat Italian and strike up conversation with old guys sitting outside the shops and restaurants. Repeat daily.
Galleria Umberto for the best cheap lunch in town.
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Old 06-08-2021, 02:18 PM   #4
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We took a trip to Martha's Vineyard and walked around for a day. It was awesome. Toured Harvard, just to check it out. Went to a Sox game, they tailgate pretty hard so get there early.
Harpoon Brewery was cool also.
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Old 06-08-2021, 03:21 PM   #5
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The Holocaust Memorial and I second the North end for Italian food and Mike's pastry shop for cannoli.
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Old 06-08-2021, 03:22 PM   #6
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Are you military at all ?

Definitely do the Brewery tour and shuttle bus ride, and that old wooden ship, and Patriot tour thang.

If you are Military go to 4thCliff, tide is out in the pics but man fishin is great and Cabin #13 is mine. You can buy lobster around the corner and cook it up yourself. Cabin #13 is on the North River and Atlantic.

http://fourthcliff.com/

Eat and drink beer here

http://www.polcarisbridgwayeinn.com/

Also the Cape

Any of you GI’s on here, this is another Military secret like Key West where the Military has the best of the water areas. Lodging on the Cape and on the Vineyard too.

Make sure to go visit the Obama’s

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Old 06-08-2021, 03:34 PM   #7
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Old 06-08-2021, 03:54 PM   #8
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Tuned in as I'm headed there for a few days in the fall.

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Old 06-08-2021, 04:38 PM   #9
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You can do 'Cheers'. It's small but you can ask for Norm.
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:43 PM   #10
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I think we ate at Legal Seafoods Harborside but it's been several years.
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:48 PM   #11
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Since it is your birthday.... I recommend wrastling with your shirts off. Whether in Boston or not...
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:49 PM   #12
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If you like Colonial-era history, hiking the Freedom Train is awesome! MIT also has some interesting architecture if you're into photography or just like the architecture.
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:58 PM   #13
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Top of the Hub for great views and dessert, Tons of History, Great seafood everywhere, Harvard, Boston Public Library, Check the House of Blues for Live Music.
The Black Rose, a great bar with great sing a long live music!
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Old 06-08-2021, 05:00 PM   #14
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https://wahlburgers.com/boston
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Old 06-08-2021, 05:20 PM   #15
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If you really wanna get blasted try walking the Sam Adam's trail. A series of really old cool bars and drink in each one. Still havent finished it. Get a vat of chowdah from Legal Seafood and eat it til the world looks level. There is usually a midnight haunted tour of Salem Mass. That is pretty fun too
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:31 PM   #16
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Visit the USS Constitution. Just be sure to duck when below deck.

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Old 06-08-2021, 08:15 PM   #17
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Definitely go see your cousin from Boston. He’s a hoot!
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:20 PM   #18
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Walk the Freedom Trail. Old North Church, Paul Revere's house, Boston Tea Party ships and museum. Go to Cambridge (3 mi. from Boston) see Harvard & MIT. Go to Lexington and Concord or Salem (Witch trials).

Boston area is tour site rich. So much history.
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:25 PM   #19
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We had a great vacation in Boston a few years back. Lots of those ideas are listed here.

North End
Mikeís
Harvard
Marthaís Vineyard day trip
Fenway
Neptuneís for Lobster Roll
* pro tip, try to go at non lunch or dinner times

We stayed at the Boston Plaza and itís a perfect spot to walk the city in.








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Old 06-09-2021, 06:58 PM   #20
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like everyone said, North End for great Italian food and canoles. There is also the Union Oyster House in the North End, supposed to be the oldest restaurant in the country and great food as well. Our hotel the last couple of times has been across the street from Legal Seafood on the harbor.

Since you are going to Fenway, you can book the tour of Fenway for the day of the game, and if you book the last tour of the day, it takes place during batting practice and you get to go down on the field for pictures. IT was my understanding that they only go on the filed on the last tour of the day.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:06 PM   #21
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They have one of these in Frisco Tx in front of the star as well.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:07 PM   #22
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Bell in hand, JJ foley’s, corner bar(dive but really cool), black rose, Ned Devine’s. Lobster rolls/Mac n cheese on the bay, duck boat tour(cheesy but informative), baseball, museum, bunker hill, freedom trail, and I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch. It’s been one of my favorite places to ever visit.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:17 PM   #23
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Union Oyster House.

I’ll be there in two weeks.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:32 PM   #24
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Union Oyster House.

Iíll be there in two weeks.
^^^^This place is awesome! ^^^^
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:00 PM   #25
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Check Walburgers off you list
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:09 PM   #26
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Lots of great stuff covered. Makes me want to go back for another trip.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:38 PM   #27
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You can sell your paintings on the sidewalk!
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:46 PM   #28
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Definitely get a cannoli from Mikes
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:06 PM   #29
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:13 PM   #30
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Been there a couple of times. Lots of history there. Lots of great suggestions already. I really enjoyed the walking tour last time. Freedom trail is really interesting.
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:51 AM   #31
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All of the above and have a cup of chowder at every meal. Seems every place has their own recipe.
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:52 AM   #32
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Oh and Paul Reveres grave too.
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:13 AM   #33
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Definitely go see your cousin from Boston. Heís a hoot!
:-))beat me to it
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:43 AM   #34
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I looked forward to taking in all of the history when we were there many years ago but the crowds were too much for me. We ended up taking the ferry over to Nantucket and loved it. Of course it was in the early fall and the colors were unbelievable! Remember, those streets were laid out during the horse and buggy days so the traffic around the "Commons" is terrible. Both of the Clintons were there giving speeches at different hotels that day so I'm sure that made it worse, but it was more than this country boy could stand
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:50 AM   #35
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We have been to Boston before, on numerous occasions, so I was looking for things to do other than the regular historical things and Fenway. We try to go to a game every year and we have done a lot of what is mentioned.

Thank you for all of the posts. I have put together some things and most of them came from this list. I will say though, I am most looking forward to sitting on the Green Monster. As a baseball coach and lifelong fan and player of the game, this is really the only thing I have to do. LOL!
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:03 AM   #36
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We did the Freedom Trail and enjoyed the history aspect of it. North End for Italian is awesome, but take lots of cash. When we went, all they accepted was cash, no credit/debit cards. We did the tour of Fenway, well worth it, then we watched the Stros beat the Red Sox that afternoon. The Flagler Museum was surprisingly good, and it is within walking distance from Fenway, I recommend going there. You could spend a half a day there easy, or more if you wanted. We ate at the Union Oyster House and loved it. I can’t wait to go back
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:13 PM   #37
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I spent most of my time just watching ships going by in the harbor.
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:07 PM   #38
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You can do 'Cheers'. It's small but you can ask for Norm.
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Union Oyster House....
America's oldest restaurant.



Buy the short-term public transportation pass and ride the subway.
Take a few walks along the inner harbor
Go on a whale watching tour
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:49 PM   #39
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Do the stadium tour, Cheers, and USS Constitution.



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Old 06-11-2021, 04:30 PM   #40
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:46 AM   #41
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went there on a training trip back in 2000 - ish?

go over to Gloucester (from the movie The Perfect Storm), Newburyport, and Rockport areas ... all on the coast. Beautiful scenery if you enjoy sailboats, lighthouses , things like that.
Spent a little time in Boston (training was actually in Newburyport), mostly eating seafood, those places may not be around now but I believe one was Legal Seafood. Can't remember the others.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:37 PM   #42
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I worked in Wilmington, Massachusetts, about 20 miles north of Boston. I haven't really done much sight-seeing in Boston. I flew into and out of Boston-Logan Airport, drove around Harvard University, walked all over a frozen lake where they were ice fishing. I did drive to Maine, Delaware, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York seeing the sights. I'll have to check out some of these places mentioned above when I go back up there the next time.

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Old 06-12-2021, 01:09 PM   #43
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Don’t forget to visit the LQBTQ plaque by the cemetery and the Ross house
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