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One Night In Boston! What To Do?  
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

Ahoy, shipmates

Next Tuesday evening will find me in Boston for the first time. I'll be arriving on NW37 from AMS around 4PM, and since I won't be leaving for home until six the next morning, I'm planning on making the most of my time in Beantown (provided that I'm not too tired after departing from HEL at six that morning and spending several hours in Amsterdam during my layover).

The Sox are on the road, so my initial plan has been foiled. Let there be suggestions.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

Get ahold of this joker . . .  biggrin 


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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

Go to Newbury Street. You'll have plenty of fun in one night on that street. Great restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping.

Unless you are into the historical stuff....then there's plenty of that as well. Didn't interest me that much when I lived there. Though I did go and see it.

If you are into good Italian food, go to the North End.

There are also a bunch of clubs on Landsdown Street. Not sure your age, but they are popular with the college crowds.

You could also visit Harvard or Boston College. Boston University is just across the river from Harvard and MIT. I went there, but Commonwealth Ave. really isn't that great. BU just looks like another city street with concrete buildings and dorm towers.

UAL

[Edited 2007-07-16 20:34:09]

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8765 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5382 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Get ahold of this joker . . .  biggrin 

Lol... ditto! You could watch departures at Castle Island, unless of course this coincides with his wedding or honeymoon or... anything, really.  Wink



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5368 times:

Never, ever mention anything about Aqua Teen Hunger Force in public. You never know if a out-of-touch-with-society cop may be listening.



User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):



Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):

Bugger you lot.  Wink

What with my contract year ending and wedding approaching, I may not be free next Tuesday, but since you are a rocker, I can let you know how to find several clubs in the area. Thing is, Public transportation stuts down at 1:00 AM, so if you need to get to BOS for an early departure, you may need to get out fo the city proper by shortly after midnight.

Send me an IM...


User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 2):
Newbury Street.

Go there or The North End. The North End is full of amazing restaurants!



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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5342 times:

Grab friends and go to Dick's in Faneuil Hall for dinner....food ain't too bad, live music, loud, lots of booze (necessary) and the waitresses insult you while flinging your meals at you!! (Go with a group, though, more fun that way)


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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4063 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

I don't really know what to see there (I should brush up quick, since I'm moving there in August...) but someone has told me great things about this club called "Gypsy Bar". Must be sure to try it out while I'm there.


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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 7):
Dick's in Faneuil Hall for dinner....food ain't too bad, live music, loud, lots of booze (necessary) and the waitresses insult you while flinging your meals at you!!

Sounds more like Durgin Park; maybe the attitude has worn off. I'll let you know more, 'Guns, in an IM, but Faneuil hall marketplace has a number of good eatin' places. It's located on the Orange line MBTA stop. Google MBTA and check subway...The Salty Dog has an outdoor spot that rocks (ask LHMark). Bring Money!


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5317 times:

Thanks to everyone that's replied so far--lots of great-sounding suggestions! It certainly sounds as though food and beer will be involved...

Any suggestions on breakfast spots at BOS? I certainly won't be getting fed much on the plane, and my connection at ATL (where I'm not crazy about the food anyways) is rather tight.



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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 10):
Any suggestions on breakfast spots at BOS?

Go here: http://www.massport.com/logan/airli.html

Find your airline and click on the terminal letter. From there you can access a listing of restaurants and shops in each terminal, both pre- and post-security.

Since you are leaving so early, did you mean BOS or Boston itself? A'in't jack open prior to 6 AM at BOS.


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 11):
Since you are leaving so early, did you mean BOS or Boston itself? A'in't jack open prior to 6 AM at BOS.

I've never been one of those a.netters who refers to whole cities with their airport codes, I was referring to the airport.

Thanks for the link, I'll give it a look.

*Edit*
Dunkin' Donuts it is!

[Edited 2007-07-16 23:13:17]


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10338 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5286 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
Never, ever mention anything about Aqua Teen Hunger Force in public. You never know if a out-of-touch-with-society cop may be listening.

 rotfl 

Now that shit cracked me up!

Plenty of great places to hang out in Boston - and the best thing is that many of them are walking distance from each other.

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 5):
Thing is, Public transportation stuts down at 1:00 AM, so if you need to get to BOS for an early departure, you may need to get out fo the city proper by shortly after midnight.

Or you can cab it. I don't think the cabs charge as much of a fee, if any, for going to BOS, as they do for leaving BOS (where the fee is $6.75 I think, in addition to the metered fare). From downtown, I'd guess it'd be about a $12 metered fare to the airport.

Dunno what exactly you're looking to do in the city, but you can IM me as well for suggestions.

~Vik



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User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5277 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 2):
Great restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping.

Not to mention bars, bars, bars, and bars.

Did I mention the bars?

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 9):
It's located on the Orange line MBTA stop.

If you're coming from the airport, take the Blue Line (Inbound) to Government Center... that will be the closest stop for you to get to Quincy Market.

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 6):
Go there or The North End. The North End is full of amazing restaurants!

This is a decent local restaurant review site for Boston: http://www.phantomgourmet.com

If you should find yourself craving something other than North End Italian...

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 2):
There are also a bunch of clubs on Landsdown Street. Not sure your age, but they are popular with the college crowds.

If you didn't already know, that's the street behind Fenway Park's Green Monster

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Thread starter):

The Sox are on the road, so my initial plan has been foiled.

It would be tough to get tickets anyway, but anything is possible with  dollarsign   dollarsign   dollarsign 



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User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5271 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 14):
This is a decent local restaurant review site for Boston: http://www.phantomgourmet.com

My favorite restaurant is Dolce Vita, it was amazing. The people are really friendly!



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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5269 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 9):

Sounds more like Durgin Park

MUCH better than Durgin park....more fun, younger crowd....aand they make silly hats for you to wear with messages on them. "Size doesn't matter" or "I'm with stupid"...stuff like that, but nothing overly obscene.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5267 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 14):
If you're coming from the airport, take the Blue Line (Inbound) to Government Center... that will be the closest stop for you to get to Quincy Market.

I've always found Haymarket to be closest to Quincy Market. Aquarium (on the blue line) is pretty close too.

-Mir



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10338 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5259 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 17):
Quoting Duff44 (Reply 14):
If you're coming from the airport, take the Blue Line (Inbound) to Government Center... that will be the closest stop for you to get to Quincy Market.

I've always found Haymarket to be closest to Quincy Market. Aquarium (on the blue line) is pretty close too.

Pretty much any of these stops are within a 10 minute walk of Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market: Aquarium, Bowdoin, Gov't Center, Park St., State St., Downtown Crossing, Haymarket. There's really no point in switching lines for one stop in downtown Boston.

Besides, Boston is beautiful to walk through.

Hey, there's a cool cigar bar right by Quincy Market (if you're into that sort of thing), called Churchill's. It's on the bottom floor of the Millenium Hotel, right by the Haymarket. They have wine and beer as well, and you can go in wearing shorts and sneakers.

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 16):
MUCH better than Durgin park....more fun, younger crowd....aand they make silly hats for you to wear with messages on them. "Size doesn't matter" or "I'm with stupid"...stuff like that, but nothing overly obscene.

Hah, the one time I went there, my girlfriend's hat read "My date looked better on Myspace." I can't remember what mine said....I'm sure she does, though....



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User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5257 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 18):
Pretty much any of these stops are within a 10 minute walk of Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market: Aquarium, Bowdoin, Gov't Center, Park St., State St., Downtown Crossing, Haymarket. There's really no point in switching lines for one stop in downtown Boston.



Quoting Mir (Reply 17):
I've always found Haymarket to be closest to Quincy Market. Aquarium (on the blue line) is pretty close too.

I've always come from Northeastern, and Gov't Center is the first stop near Quincy Market on the Green Line/E coming from NU.



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10338 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5249 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 19):

I've always come from Northeastern, and Gov't Center is the first stop near Quincy Market on the Green Line/E coming from NU.

Yep. I just meant if you're like me - I come in on the Red Line from Porter Square....I just get off at Park St. and walk, instead of taking the Green Line one stop over to Gov't Center.



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User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5247 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 7):
Grab friends and go to Dick's in Faneuil Hall for dinner....food ain't too bad, live music, loud, lots of booze (necessary) and the waitresses insult you while flinging your meals at you!! (Go with a group, though, more fun that way)

When I went there, I got a giant penis hat with a baloon tip... the food is nothing to brag about, but it's a fun place. After spending a semester at tufts (thanks, katrina!), I can tell you one thing... don't waste your time with Medford/Sommerville. Nobody there knows how to have fun.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10338 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 21):
don't waste your time with Medford/Sommerville. Nobody there knows how to have fun.

 faint 

Ouch!

At least we can spell Somerville, though.... Wink

Waiting for CastleIsland to see this too....



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User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 22):
At least we can spell Somerville, though....

 Big grin

Wicked pissah!  Smile



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User currently offlinePWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5220 times:

Umm, go spotting around the area of Logan Airport?  idea  LOL I live a couple hours drive from Boston, but still find myself going to Logan at least for a little while whenever I'm in town! Get good views from Castle Island, Winthrop Beach area and anywhere on the waterfront. All of those are pretty up close to some of the action. Maybe take one of the ferries out into the Harbor that take you right past the runways? Just a suggestion if you're an airline geek and really sick like myself!  biggrin 

Aviation aside, the Boston Museum of Science is cool, but I haven't been in years and don't know what the current exhibits are.

Quincy Market downtown is also worth a stroll through or maybe stop for a bite to eat.

Lansdowne Street is where you'll find a lot of the nightlife, clubs and music venues. There's all kinds of stuff in that area.

Go to the top of the John Handcock building, which is the tallest building in town. You can get a great 360 degree view of the city and beyond on a clear day!

Some of the harbor cruises, whale watching, and deep sea fishing cruises are worth the time as well, but sounds like your time in Boston is limited, so perhaps there's not a lot of time to spare for you do something that may take a whole afternoon?

I think their may be tours of Fenway Park if there are no games going on in town? I might be wrong, but I know they use to offer them a long time ago.

There is a tour of the city that you can do by yourself. There's a red line painted on the sidewalk and street for the entire route that brings you to all kinds of historic sights. You can get a guide pamplet to go a long with you at any of the hotels or tourist places. The walk takes you all over and you can see a lot in a short time.

Oh, and stay the hell out of places like Dorchester and Rockbury!  tombstone 


25 Waterpolodan : It's so boring, I obviously never felt the need to write the name out until now... I must say, though- Somerville is marginally more interesting than
26 Post contains links KBOS : That's Dicks Last Resort, it's on the Hunnington Ave. side of the Prudential Center near the California Pizza. http://www.dickslastresort.com/ Even w
27 Post contains images CastleIsland : I've lived in Somerville for the last eight years and I love it. Tons of bars and restaurants.
28 Kmh1956 : The one I went to was in Quincy Market.
29 CastleIsland : Tours leave hourly, starting at 9 AM, from the Souvenir shop on Yawkey way (first base line). On game day, the last tour ends 3.5 hours before game t
30 Post contains links KBOS : http://www.joedigi.com/goingout/clublist/dicks_last_resort.htm Dang! I didn't know they moved! When I worked in Copley Sq. that's where we had all ou
31 Gunsontheroof : Again, thanks to everyone for the great suggestions...sounds like there's no shortage of things to do in Boston on a Tuesday night! I'll look into all
32 Post contains links CastleIsland : From BOS, take the Silver Line SL1 to South Station and hop the Red Line toward Alewife. Get off at the fourth stop for Kendall Square. Ask for direc
33 Post contains images PHLBOS : 3 of the 4 T lines have stops that drop you within close proximity of Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall. The nearest Red Line stops are Park Street (also a
34 Kmh1956 : I had dinner there on my birthday last year (Sept. 11...) and the food was fabulous!!! It's pricey, but worth it. My daughter had arranged that our t
35 Post contains images Vikkyvik : Note that the Skywalk costs $11, according to their website. My solution was to go up to the lounge at the Top of the Hub and buy a drink instead. Sa
36 Post contains images PHLBOS :
37 LH423 : Depends on where in the airport. From my old apartment near the Boston Harbor Hotel it was about $14 to Terminal A, about another $1.50 to get to Ter
38 PWM2TXLHopper : Yeah, I'm well aware of this! I miss the days not all too long ago when you could hang out on top of the Terminal B parking garage all day if you wan
39 UAL747 : The Hyatt Cambridge has a "decent" rotating restaurant on top of it if you like that sort of stuff. Good views of the river and the Boston skyline. UA
40 PHLBOS : I was inside that tower (16th floor) several times back in the 70s and very early 80s. It was definitely a site to see. BTW, the tower closed (to the
41 BAGoldEx : An interesting question, what to do in Boston with just twelve hours. If you are lucky enough to arrive at Logan on time and get through customs, etc.
42 UAL747 : Just out of curiosity, what is that restaurant (I know they have them all over Boston) but it is a seafood restaurant and I believe it's in the mall a
43 CastleIsland : Sounds like Legal Seafood. The first restaurant opened in Inman Square (my 'hood) in 1950. Now there are several in the area and they have also sprea
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