The Visitor's Guide to Boston

Visitors guide to Boston
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    This video is incredible.

    Boston is an amazing city and this reaffirms it.

    I’m proud to call Boston home.

    Thanks for posting it Fenway!
     
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    This city is absolutely incredible. Thank you all so much for your recommendations and advice. Couldn’t have asked for a better first 3 days here. First time in Fenway for game 2 and first time in TD garden last night. I hope the next 11 are just as good!

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if there is a fan bus that is making the trip to Buffalo for the Pats game Monday night? Thanks again everyone!
     
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    Hey guys

    In Boston since yesterday (well just outside) want to spend all day tomorrow in the city, any suggestions?

    Figured I would see a few sights over the day.
     
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    Just scroll through this thread. There are lots of good ideas. It all depends on your interests; museums, concerts,
    historic sights, M.I.T., Harvard, sports, etc.
     
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    Will do!

    I will take a few pics outside Fenway and TD Garden. After that is when I will have to figure things out. I will check in the thread, prob a mix of historic sights and a museum. Maybe there is a city tour lol

    BTW

    What a game against the Dodgers!
     
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    If you want to take a city tour you can preview the Red Sox parade transports on a Duck Boat.
     
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    Just may work! :thumbu:
     
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    Visiting Boston with my wife Nov 9-12. Catching both the Leafs and Vegas game. If anyone has any interesting restaurants or cool spots besides Harvard, MIT, Fenway, Aquarium, etc maybe let me know or inbox me.

    I was thinking brewery tour at Sam Adams? Mostly looking for some cool ideas for Friday evening/night then some stuff during the days on Saturday and Sunday. We're staying at the Ames Boston Hotel. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    You're in a great location, Dizzay, to see the sights of our beautiful city. If you're a history buff, right outside your hotel is the sight of the Boston Massacre, where English troops brutally murdered peaceful, unarmed citizens protesting injustice.

    Within walking distance is Curley Park named after a "colorful" Boston mayor which bears his statue. It is adjacent to the Holocaust Memorial.

    For entertainment on Friday night consider one of the Irish pubs, also walking distance. I recommend Mr. Dooley's (right off State St.) heading toward the waterfront.

    If you're going to tour Samuel Adams, I suggest parking at Doyle's on Washington St. In Jamaica Plain. There's a shuttle bus to the brewery. It brings you back to Doyle's where you'll get a Boston history lesson just roaming around the rooms. Good comfort food, too. Might run into a politician or two.

    Enjoy your stay. Let us know how it turned out.
     
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    "peaceful, unarmed citizens protesting injustice . . . "

    That's the way I learned it went down! :naughty:
     
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    Well second trip to Boston has unfortunately come to an end. Had a really really great time even if I would rather forget the game Saturday night. Absolutely love this city, so much so that we plan to make it a regular vacation spot, so we will be back. The two Bruins games I've attended they have lost so I'm hoping it'll be third time lucky.
     
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    Thanks so much for the advice! Really appreciate it!
     
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    Sorry last question: steak houses near the Ames Boston Hotel you'd recommend?
     
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    There's a Ruth's Chris a short walk away. Can't get much better than that.

    There's also Mooo, about a 10 minute walk away. Can't say how good it is.
     
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    Boston Chops recently opened in downtown crossing, or Bogie's Place is a fun space. It is an adults only "secret" steakhouse inside JM Curley.
     
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    Thanks so much
     
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    Hey pals,

    Crusing to Boston this Thursday till Sunday, gonna take in the B's/Leafs game, stoked to watch them play the leafs not at the ACC!

    We're staying somewhere close~ish to the TD Garden, wondering if there's any cool pinball/arcade/pool halls/pubs with arcades/pool in Boston that aren't in the Cambridge area.

    Also wondering where the good sports bars are for 6-8 30~ish year olds to watch the Thursday game, I remember going to one last time I was there by a really rad pizza shop, think it was called Worlds best sports bar or something like that?

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi All,

    Can you help? Flying out from the UK to see the game on Thursday night. Long distance, long suffering Canucks fan (I know!). I never get a chance to wear the jersey but not sure what kind of reception 'wearing the opposition colours' will get? I want to enjoy the game first and foremost as its a 'once every 10 years' event to see live NHL. What guidance can you give me and my friend? Attending in the lower bowl with 2 Bruins fans...thanks.
     
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    No worries. Acting like an ass will get you far more trouble than looking like one. Act like you are a guest in someone else's house (Which you are!) and you won't have a problem, especially in the lower bowl.
     
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    You'll be fine - there are usually plenty of opposing colo(u)rs, although the best showings are usually from teams a bit closer geographically...Rangers, Leafs, and Habs fans seem to travel well. But considering hockey is Canada's national religion, I'd expect a few Canucks jerseys. At worst, you'll get a friendly chirp and an "oh, he still plays for us?" when Eriksson scores an own goal.

    Wearing a Canucks jersey, you might feel a bit like a blueberry in a Boston Cream pie, but...well, actually, that doesn't sound half bad, and now I'm hungry.
     
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    A4cade in Cambridge (I know) is a good spot for exactly what you stated above. It's worth going to Cambridge for it personally.

    Roxy's A4cade - 300 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

    There's a new bar in downtown near the Omni Parker House called Versus, which seems like it just opened about a month ago. Quick glance of their instagram shows arcade machines (Galaga, PacMan), pinball, skeeball, airhockey, and table top games.

    Versus - 42 Province St., Boston, MA

    As for sports bars, there's plenty around. I'm assuming you're thinking of the Greatest Bar. Not a bad place, but not my favorite either. Personally I'm a fan of the Fours on Canal St, which is basically across the street from the Garden.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    So we went to Mr Dooleys tonight! Unreal time! Thanks for the suggestion! Wife got into the vodka sodas so we're back in the room early! Is Harvard worth visiting tomorrow before the game tomorrow?
     
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    Wife is out cold! Away from her 3 kids for a night and she cant last! Anyone going to the game tomorrow? Have a beer?
     
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    I'm jealous of you guys who live here! I arrived after 4 hours from maine, basically just wanted to toss keys at valet parking! Walked around for 2 hours downtown, amazing! Wife just couldnt hang with the beers! This city is amazing! Cant wait for tomorrow's game!
     
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