Boston Journals

Baseball, Boston

A travel journal to Boston by Emily Marie

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Quote: My second installment of baseball parks. Fenway is my second favorite park, and coming from a Yankee fan, that can be saying a lot!

Baseball, Boston

Overview

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People who have or were kids that know the book "Make Way for Ducklings" need to go to the Boston Commons and see the duck boats (not the tours) and the duckling statues. Fanueil Hall (see entry) is good for food, shopping, and is close to many sites, such as the Long Wharf with the aquarium and Harbor tours. This is a good way to see the city's downtown skyline. Anyone with even a minor interest in baseball HAS to see Fenway Park.Quick Tips: Try to visit outside the snowy season. There are some neat things during the winter (skating at the Public Garden, First Night), but the city often does a poor job managing snow conditions. The strange street plan make ploughing tough and the Green T tro...Read More

Border Cafe

Restaurant

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During my years in Boston, this was my favorite place to eat hands down. Cheap, good Tex-Mex/Cajun food. The lines tend to be long (no reservations accepted) and the place is pretty noisy, but the food is good.

My favorite plate is actually an apetizer--quesedllia with avocado. Huge slices of avocado cooked right in the tortilla and cheese. The fajitas here are very good too.

WARNING: As much as I love the place, a friend of mine hated it. Not so much for the food, but he said the palce was a health inspector's paradise. He happened to work above the place, so he may have had a good perspective of things. That doesn't keep me from eating here though when I have the chance.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 13, 2003

Border Cafe
819 Broadway
Boston, Massachusetts 01906
(781) 233-5308

Legal Sea Foods

Restaurant

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When the first Legal Seafoods first started popping up, they were situated in the Boston/New England area. As I think about Legal, I can easily remember four loacations in the Boston area: Logan Airoprt, the Park Plaza area, and two in the Copley Place/Prudential Center mall complex. Legal has good seafood at rather decent prices. They change their menu slightly every few months. My personal fave my last few times at Legal was the salmon burger: salmon ground up and seasoned and served on a bun like a normal burger. They seem to take pride in their clam chowder at Legal, and it's a good buy as a starter. Most of the Legals have a somewhat rustic, fisherman's look to them--buoys, pictu...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 26, 2003

Legal Sea Foods
26 Park Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 426-4444

Fenway Park

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Attraction

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I lived in Boston for six years. A displaced Yankee fan in the heart of enemy territory. That never stopped me from going to Fenway or from having a good time there. Even when the Yanks were in town, I've never had any trouble at the park. Fenway is the only park I'd suggest getting a higher seat instead of getting up close. That's partially because an upper deck box is a novelty. I don't think there are even 500 seats in the upper deck (not including luxury boxes or the likes). I am dying to sit in the new seats over the Green Monster. The roof boxes though offer a great view looking down on everything. Unlike Yankee or Shea Stadiums, Fenway has real seats in the bleachers. The cheap...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2003

Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 482-4769

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Attraction | "Fanueil Hall"

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The Fanueil Hall area will satisfy everyone in your family. Restaurants, shopping, activites for the kids, and historical sites all highlight the area. Many will say that Boston is a walking town to begin with. That's true, but with that said, there's still a lot crammed into the area around Fanueil Hall. The marketplace is situated in three old warehouse buildings (think of small versions of the warehouse at Camden Yards) and offers various shops from mall staples such as Discovery Channel, Banana Republic and Sam Goody's to small art galleries. The center building is almost solely a food court, offering things from seafood to bagels to pizza to chinese to pastries. The outer walkways (new glas...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 20, 2003

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Bldg.
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
+1 617 523 1300; +1

Gillette Stadium

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Attraction

Gillette Stadium Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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During the end of the 1990s, The New England Patriots played in Foxboro Stadium while always keeping their eyes on something better. Foxboro was an uncomfortable dump, with most of the seating on metal benches with no backs. A number of plans were discussed, from building a new stadium in Foxboro to a stadium in South Boston, to moving the team down to Hartford, Connecticut. In the end, it was the former plan that won out. When Gillette opened in May, 2002, it was called CMGI Field. CMGI went under and it became Gillette Stadium. The first two events in Gillette were soccer games, including a double-header with the U.S. facing the Dutch Men’s National Team. I was at both of these events. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 11, 2003

Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Duck Tours

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Attraction

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When I was young, I remember going to the Wisconsin Dells and seeing these giant boat-looking trucks. I didn't get to ride one of the Dell Ducks that trip (I finally went through the Dells by duck in 2002), but the Ducks stuck in my mind. So what does Wisconsin have to do with Boston? Well, in this case, ducks! Over the last ten years or so have been touring around Boston and up and down the Charles River. The tours depart from the back entrance of the Pru Center, by the Huntington Avenue entrance to the mall. Tickets are sold in the mall itself, near the Levi's store. The land part of the tour takes you past many of the sites that trolley tours would. Some sites are Quincy Market, the...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 11, 2003

Boston Duck Tours
3 Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 723 3825

New England Aquarium

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Attraction

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The New England Aquarium is located right near Boston's Quincy Market. It's a quick walk under I-93 and even The Common and Public Garden are within long walking distance. The Aquarium is a large cement structure on one of the downtown wharfs, although a few exhibits are on boats or barges berthed along the dock. Inside, the penguins are one of the highlights inside the main aquarium building. When you walk through the lobby, the main floor is looking down on a large penguin pool, covering the whole floor of the building. Spectators can watch the birds climbing on the rocks and swimming with surprising grace across the pool. During the day, these birds get fed, and visitors are invite...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 19, 2003

New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
(617) 973-5200