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Love this City! Tips from a Boston Resident

A May 2005 trip to Boston by longwayfromhome

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Love this City! Tips from a Boston Resident

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Freedom Trail Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The Museum of Fine Arts- Monet, Degas, and Renoir: you must see these treasures. They will breathe new life into your soul. Sam Adams Brewery- Drink beer in the middle of the day? That's the Boston way! Freedom Trail Tours- As a resident, I'm not a fan of tours, but I remember when I first came here, this was my favorite. It is historical, valuable, and interesting. This really connects you with Boston and its importance in American history Nantucket Ferry- It's outside the city, but a day in Nantucket can be relaxing and refreshing, especially after walking around Boston all day. Flemings- It’s the best steakhouse in all of Boston, hands down. Quick Tips:...Read More

New England Aquarium Whale Watches

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I finally got to take a New England Whale Watch with my parents when they came to visit my girlfriend and I in Boston. I can understand now why this activity is so popular. When you see your first whale, it really grabs you. There are things THIS BIG living in the ocean, right under our nose? The enormity of it is astounding. We used our Go Boston Card to take the Whale Watch on a nice day last June. The trip lasts about 4 hours, so if you're not good on boats, or a little stir crazy this trek may not be for you. Most of the trip is transportation to the whale watching spot. The narrators of the tour were very friendly, intelligent and all of the individuals aboard were naturalists, so they re...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 12, 2006

New England Aquarium Whale Watches
Central Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
(617) 973-5208

Mamma Maria

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Located just off of Hanover Street in the North End, this quiet family-style Italian restaurant has several small, intimate rooms to make your visit to the restaurant private and close. I attended on restaurant week, usually the kiss of death for most restaurants, but the food was perfect. My table of 6 was treated as if we were the only table in the entire place, and the food offered on the restaurant week menu was fulfilling and uniquely paired. I would dine there again, with one or more persons. I recommend the wild mushroom ravioli or the lobster ravioli. They also had a very inventive wine list with many bold options.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 12, 2006

Mamma Maria
3 North Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02113
(617) 523-0077

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This independent movie theater, located in Brookline, is the perfect spot to take a date to a movie. Unlike large movie theaters, this movie theater has all the atmosphere of an old 50s movie, but the compelling conversations starter of a truly unique independent film. A great idea would be to grab a late dinner and some drinks and see one of the Coolidge's midnight events, which range from the truly touching to the humorous and ironic. Check the theater's website for more information, times, and tickets. http://www.coolidge.orgThe area around the theater Coolidge Corner has unique restaurants, shops, and is only a short walk from the Allston nightlife or a short T-ride from Boston. It's safe ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 12, 2006

Coolidge Corner Movie Theatre
290 Harvard St
Boston, Massachusetts 02146
(617) 734 2500

Publick House

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One of my favorite beer places in all of Boston, this small beer house in Washington Square has a beer cellar bound to make any A+ beer fan's mouth water. The food is pretty standard fare, steak fries and hamburgers, but the beer itself is the true attraction.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 12, 2006

Publick House
1648 Beacon St.
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445
(617) 277 2880

Museum of Science

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I went to the Museum of Science recently with a few friends for the Star Wars exhibit. It was a Saturday and the place was packed. We couldn't even see the Star Wars Exhibit until 4pm, so we just roamed around the General Admission area (which is fantastic). The only unfortunate thing is that the Museum of Science attracts so many children that many of the adults can't fully enjoy the hands-on exhibits (kids occupy most of the space) so the museum is probably best for families with children 8 and up. Inside the museum there are live animals including baby chickens, small monkeys, owls, and a possum which the children can enjoy during select times. (The monkeys and the chickens are usually on display a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 21, 2006

Museum of Science
1 Museum Of Science Driveway at Science Park
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
(617) 723-2500