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Old 08-22-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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Boston, here I come!

I'm going to Boston in October. Any sight-seeing ideas? I'm going to the Freedom Trail. Where else should I go? Museums? Old churches?
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for food...Legal Seafoods...try the clam chowder.
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October?

Fenway Park. Playoff baseball. Woot.
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Absolutely. I love Boston.
Have a great trip!
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Walking the Freedom Trail is great. We also took the train to Salem to learn about the witches.
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Walking the Freedom Trail is great. We also took the train to Salem to learn about the witches.



The Freedom Trail was awesome!

And don't forget "the world's most unforgettable taxi ride!"
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I've never been on the Freedom Trail, as it's not something residents typically do, but here are some recommendations:

Museum of Fine Arts and lunch/dinner at El Pelon in the Fens (google it), swing by Fenway before or after for a tour (good luck getting tickets in October though...)

Legal's is a good call.

Sam Adam's Tour

If you have kids, the Children's Museum and Science Museum are pretty nifty

If you're interested in area activities, Sturbridge Village is an 1830s "outdoor museum" an hour or so down the highway

If you want fancy shopping, the Prudential Center and Copley Mall are downtown and attached by a walkway. Also in the area is Newbery St. Also in the area are old churches to tour, but I've never done that either so I can't give you names.

What's the world's most unforgetable taxi ride?
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Try the North End. Lots of Italian places.

I try going there once a month but haven't been able to lately.
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October?

Fenway Park. Playoff baseball. Woot.
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Have a great time, verte and don't forget to partake on all the olives you can handle! How are the olives in Boston anyway?
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I just came back from Boston. I'll post some pics in my journal in the next few days. I really loved the city - very walkable if you enjoy that sort of thing. I'd also really recommend getting out to Cape Cod if you've got the time. I imagine it's stunning in the fall.

Things I did - the Freedom Trail (a lot of the stuff is free, like climbing up the Bunker Hill monument...although I got dizzy), walked around Boston Common and the public garden, had a great time walking around Beacon Hill too. My hotel was right around Newbury/Dartmouth so I checked those shops out - very fun even if you're not buying. I also went out to Cambridge for a day and walked around Harvard and MIT and liked that a lot.
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Yeah -- if you like bookstores, Cambridge has some amazing ones. Be sure to check out the Harvard Book Store.
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If the weather cooperates (not likely in October), a whale watch excursion can be a good time.

Depending on your interests, there's museums as mentioned above, the New England Aquarium, and at both the Aquarium and Museum of Science are Imax theaters.

While on the Freedom Trail you'll get to see the Old North Church, site of the lanterns for Paul Revere...there are some other very old churches. If you're interested in that, the one to put atop your list to see would be the Trinity Church in the Copley Square area (corner of Clarendon and Boylston Streets, in the shadow of the Hancock tower).

Plenty of restaurant options. People have mentioned Legal Seafoods, they are good, a little pricey. There's plenty of other good seafood options and as mentioned a plethora of Italian places in the North End. Depending on what type of food you like I can make some specific recommendations.

There is also Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, which is one of the more popular tourist spots, lots of shopping and eating to do there.

Are you gonna be strictly in the city, or have a car and look to explore other areas?
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Why the hell would you spend good money to go to Boston??

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