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1. Posted by irene1979 (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y

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I am going on a business trip to Boston and I will have some time off whilst there. Does anyone have any tips on must-sees while I am there? Thanks.

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y

Hello
i live in Boston so i can help anytime.
how long and when are u comin here?

You can really see most of the tourist sites in 2 days.
The North End (Haymarket Subway Stop on the Green Line) is a must - Little Italy section with Historic walks thru Old Colonial Style walkways and cobblestones. Best restaurants are on Hanover street and Fleet Street - Some of the best Italian food in the city. ;)

when u are in the North end - walk down to Long Wharf - nice walk along the water to the Boston Aquarium and Legal Seafood restaurant (best sea food in new england - I think - known for Clam Chowda :) )

for other sites - check out the Cristian Science Church - very nice Architecture. (Symphony Subway Stop) and the Boston Commons and Public Gardnes are beautiful open areas in teh city - (Park Street on Green Line)

For Shopping - Newbury Street and Hardvard Square are nice. Harvard Square has really good Mexican Restuarant on Church street - The Border Cafe.

For Nightlife - Central Square in Cambridge - has the best clubs - Middle East Club/ TT Bears / Manray nightclub / Phoenix Landing. (These are all right around Massachusetts Avenue - the main street in Boston/Cambridge. and our super commercial type clubs - go to Landsdowne street - next to Fenway Park in Kenmore Square.

if u need more info on these let me know. if u can fidn it - the River Gods is a great bar in Central too - but hard to find. Ask around.

Brookline/Coolidge Corner is nice for coffee shops/sushi/bookstores

oi..so long - if u need mpre info just ask ;) or send an email.
Jeff

3. Posted by davissy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

Maybe you, Jeff, could help me with a Boston problem too.

My boyfriend and I are going to Boston for two days in August. We want to see the Cape, and Boston, neither have to be thorough visits. We've booked in Hyannis and are thinking of driving to Braintree and picking up the subway to Boston there. Or taking a ferry from Provincetown to the Harbor.

Anyway, I'm getting advice from someone that I shouldn't consider Hyannis as a base to see Boston. Now, given what I've told you, what do you think?

Any advice would be appreciated...from you or anyone else that could help me with this matter.

Thanks!

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y

Hello.
One problem with Hyannis - or the Cape, as a base - you could spend ur 2 days sitting in traffic. Most locals leave the city in the summer to go to the cape or the islands. so it gets VERY crowded.

What I would do is use Boston as the base and take the ferry from Long Warf/the Harbor and go to see Provincetown - one of the nicest towns on the cape. the ferry is no traffic and stress free - and a nice ride as well.

It really depends though - im a city person and rarely go to the coast/beaches....if u are much more apt to spend ur holiday on the beach then ur idea - isnt THAT bad since Hyannis is just the start of the cape and not as bad traffic wise. AND Boston in August is Hell-like humidity too.

hope this helps.