What to do in Boston

A NYC MetBlogger posted a comment that I’m going to expand upon real quick: What to do in Boston while here on Business?

Hopefully the other BOS metbloggers will help me out. I should probably put this in a wiki somewhere, but:

General touristy stuff:

The Freedom Trail: Follow the red line painted on the ground and see some of Boston’s history.

The New England Aquarium: It’s big, it’s bad-ass and its really close to a gigantic Legal Sea Food – which freaks me out a little.

The USS Constitution: Unlike the Red Sox, it’s undefeated in battle.

The Bull and Finch Pub: The bar that gave some drunks the idea for the hit TV show Cheers.

Ghosts and Graveyards Tour: See – the Boston Strangler’s haunts! Ponder Edgar Allen Poe’s freakiness! Etc.

Newberry Street: It’s Boston’s Madison Ave. Check out the fancy pants shops.

The Prudential Center: The observation deck will give you a good look at the city from high above.

I’ve probably forgotten a lot, but it’s only 9 am. There are tons of Boston reviews online, including this one

When I take friends/family for a quick Andreas-tour of Boston:

We start near the Charles/MGH T-stop – because that’s where I live. I’m sorry, but tours of my apartment are severely restricted :P

Walk down Charles Street and see how Boston’s rich and fancy folks live. You can check out the cobblestone streets, and admire the huge number of dry cleaner’s per capita. There’s good food to be had, and fancy shops to browse in. If you’re thirsty, stop by the Sevens (at 77 Charles). It’s more Boston than Cheers.

Walk all the way down Charles Street until you hit “the park” – Boston Common will be on your left, and the Public Gardens will be on your right. The Gardens are gorgeous in the Summer – and you can check out the famous statues and whatnot. If you make your way to the Boston Ritz Carlton, you’ve found Newbury Street – where you can again ogle shops.

This is getting too long, and I may have to revisit it, but I’m hoping other folks will post comments and correct me :) If you’re a baseball fan, and you have the time you should definately check out a a tour of Fenway park.

Here’s some parting General Information:

BostonUSA – the official Boston visitor’s site

Sorry, work beckons!

2 Comments so far

  1. John- Boy (unregistered) on July 14th, 2005 @ 11:32 am

    Thanks for all the info. I’ll definately hit some of these spots. Esspecially the family/friends walking tour. I’m really curious about that, mostly because I have my own rendition for the Big Apple when my friends from the Midwest inevitably come to sleep on my couch. Since I got no reply to my Yankee Jersey question, I’ll assume that means such a move would leave most of my appendages intact, but rather immersed in the Charles…

  2. Andreas (unregistered) on July 14th, 2005 @ 11:35 am

    You’ll be OK with your Yankees garb. Personally, I wouldn’t be caught dead with Yankees stuff on, but … hey, man, its your funeral :) Say hi to Jimmy Hoffa for me!

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