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- Museum of Fine Arts [mfa.org]
- Boston Duck Tours [bostonducktours.com]
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace [faneuilhallmarketplace.com]
- Boston Common
- Freedom Trail [nps.gov]
- Boston Tea Party Ship and Tours [bostonteapartyship.com]
- Copley Place/Square
- Newbury Street [newbury-st.com]
- Sports Museum of New England [sportsmuseum.org]
- Fleet Center [fleetcenter.com] (if you are staying for a few days and want to catch a game or show!}
- Boston's North End [northendweb.com]
Bars and Nightlife
Boston has a million bars....these are just a few of the good ones.
- Boston Beer Works
- Who's on First
- The Black Rose
- The Purple Shamrock
- Back Bay Brewing Co.
- House of Blues
- Sky Bar
- Karma Club
- The Roxy
- House of Blues
- The Sugar Shack
Why don't we have a conference competition as to who can eat the most Giant Norm Burgers... (plus the chips & salad they serve it with)?
...hanging out trying to convince the girls you know stuff about search engines ..
That would be The Rack near Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market. Great list agerhart; I would add a trip to Harvard Square (fifteen minutes from downtown on the Red Line). John Harvard's Brew House is excellent and there is a museum at the university with a bizarre collection of ancient taxidermy.
Did you forget the Cheers! bar?
I sure did!, but hey, I said it was a short list. Cheers bar is a classic....the original one!
Which Cheers Bar? The original from the tv series, or the new touristy affair in Quincy Market?
The original, not in Quincy Market.
Boston Harbor Hotel
Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
Never stayed in any of these, but I know that the Boston Harbor Hotel, and all of the hotels on the harbor, will be very expensive. Although expensive, these hotels are near the North End, Fleet Center, and Faneuil hall. (I think)
The Ritz-Carlton is obviously going to expensive as well, but I am sure it will be very nice. The Boston Common area is really nice too.
Tell us what the weather is like in April, what to bring special for clothing. Thinking a trench coat is ok? Do I need an umbrella?
Are we to rely on taxiís? The bus, walking? What are the costs of taxi's? What are the meal costs for a nice restaurant?
15 beacon is a little stuffy,
the new ritz yes had had some opening pains, but if you like to people watch the gym is great always a celebrity working out there
i would do nine zero 90 tremont and you are only a 5 mintue walk from to the hotel
Weather could be 40s to 85 degrees. It's been wacky on the east coast this year. A light jacket **should** be adequate for late April.
I've gotten the Park Plaza (where SES was) on Priceline for $65.00 in the past. Not the greatest place but just a couple blocks from PubCon - would not advise paying full price for it though - rooms just aren't that nice.
Lots of things are within walking distance of the hotel, the T is handy to get around Boston (probably stops near the hotel - not sure). From the airport there are "Hotel vans" that will take you to most hotels in downtown Boston. They are $9.00 each way compared to probably at least 2x that in a cab. You can take a bus then switch to the T for a few bucks but it might take an hour or more with the transfers.
skibum - great budgeting advice, thanks.
if you are a lobster seafood person best bet near hotel is a francise called mrcommiacks it still high priced, if you love it and real to really eat fresh seafood, grab a cab or get together with someone, and go to the fish pier, it will cost you about $10 for the cab way worth it, you have the NO NAME a famous seafood restaurant no thrills, night on the pier i mean on the pier , its at the fish pier northern ave , they buy right from the boat you see the boats pull up and you can watcht the fish come into the resturant, they server beer and wine and a full lobster dinner , a pound and 1/2 lobster with corn on the corn and a coleslaw , bread and usually a other side is about 19.00 and at other places it runs about 29.00 with only 2 sides
the other option on the waterfront (next to the no name )is jimmy haborside old family business (my husband and kids & mom are there now, everyone after the famous south boston st patricks parade goes here & senator's get up and sing, , great view of the habor and the planes coming a little more upscale then NO NAME right on norhtern ave also, but great service full service resturant and you also have pier 4 next to nice alitlle overpriced but nice . the waterfront is a great place to explore!
and for the airport it is $25.00 -30.00cab ride, but also the t is $1.00 go downstairs the t bus its free will take you to the t and take the blue line (your only choice ) to devonshire/state street then take the orange line to new england medical you are across the 25yards across the street from the hotel
it will take you 25 mintues quicker than the cab, i travel once a week and and grab that!
if you have any questions sticky mail me i live, about 500 yards from the hotel so this is my backyard,
if anyone has any question sticky mail me i live right next to the hotel, well 500 yards so that is my backyard,
Free sailboat rides along Boston's historic waterfront will highlight a weekend of celebration as the sailing season gets underway on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 2003, from 1pm to 6pm at the Boston Sailing Center.
Seasoned skippers and landlubbers alike are invited to join the festivities at Lewis Wharf. Harbor sailing trips will be conducted by experienced sailors aboard a fleet of boats ranging in length from 23 to 40 feet. The Center's teaching staff will be on hand to answer questions about sailing lessons and membership programs.
Those who sign up during the event will have a portion of their lesson and/or membership fee donated to Save The Harbor/Save the Bay, a nonprofit agency working to conserve and improve Boston Harbor as a recreational resource.
This year's event marks the 27th annual Free-Sailing Weekend at the Boston Sailing Center. Headquartered in a converted Louisiana riverboat which is permanently docked at Lewis Wharf, the Centerís floating classroom and boat moorings are just a short walk north of Faneuil Hall Marketplace along Atlantic Avenue. Public parking is available nearby.
For more information, contact the Center at (617) 227-4198 or visit their website at www.bostonsailingcenter.com.
--- Bonnie Raitt (Apr 26)
--- The Delgados (Apr 25)
--- Matt Nathanson (Apr 26)
--- The Roxy (upstairs at the Wyndham - Apr 26)
--- Keely Smith (Apr 24, 25, 26)
--- Tower of Power (Apr 30 - May 3)
--- Emanuel Ax (Apr 24, 25, 26)
Comedy Connection (Fanueil Hall)
--- Kevin Pollack (Apr 25, 26)
--- Dean Edwards (Apr 26, midnight)
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--- Nationally Televised RAW (Apr 28)
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