Boston Journals

Boston New Years Eve

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A December 2007 trip to Boston by IsabelleTravels

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Quote: This journal was going to be dedicated to many trips to Boston, but I decided to just focus on my recent NYE 2006 trip.

Boston New Years Eve

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Overview

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I did a lot of research about different places to go for New Years Eve 2006. I wanted something affordable, in a city, with something different going on. Boston turned out to be the destination of choice. Boston's New Years Eve celebration is centered around "First Night." This non-profit organization encompasses many of Boston's favorite attractions into one 24-hour long festival. It's quite amazing. For , First Night participants can attend any of the participating Boston area events for free. Events include things like the philharmonic, plays, readings, museum tours, film fests, ice skating, etc. It begins at 1pm on 12/31 and ends at 1pm on 1/1. The focus of this event is for anyone (in...Read More

Back Bay Hotel

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Hotel | "Jurys Boston Hotel"

Back Bay Hotel Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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Jurys Boston is conveniently located on the corner of Stuart and Berkeley close to many of Boston's biggest attractions. Newbury Street, Boston Common and the Theater District are all only a few blocks away. Restaurants and great shopping are only a block away. We got a great deal. We paid $165 per night. www.Jurys.com matched the price I found on another site. When we got there, the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 4, 2007

Back Bay Hotel
350 Stuart Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 266-7200

Finale

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Restaurant

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I love desserts. When I first saw Finale on the Food Network, I knew I had to make that special trip to it when I visited Boston. It's a bar that serves desserts. Does it get much better than that?I went to the Columbus Avenue location, which is conveniently located right next to the Theater District. It is the perfect post-show place to relax with friends. The night I went, New Years day, it wasn't full. I've read that reservations are recommended, but there was no need for them that day.So, you walk in and you get a menu. The menu lists apps (prelude) and desserts. The prices were a bit hig...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

Finale
One Columbus Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 423 3184

Boston Common

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Attraction | "Boston Freedom Trail - Part 1"

Boston Common Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The Freedom Trail is an absolutely free way to see Boston's historical sites. A red painted or doubled red brick line acts as a guide through the city, with a freedom trail marker telling you that yes, this is historical. There are some places where the line might disappear for a second and because of that, it might be useful to get a map. There is also a chance that you will want to know what you are looking at and if that's the case, get the guidebook. The map and guidebook are available at the Boston Common Visitor Center, which is conveniently also the start of the Freedom Trail! The Trail starts in Boston and ends in Charlestown, right across the river. We only went through Boston, which ended in...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 7, 2007

Boston Common
Charles, Beacon And Tremont Streets
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Boston Common

Attraction | "Boston Freedom Trail Part 2"

Boston Common Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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To read the first part of my review: Click Here.The First Public School and Ben Franklin were the next sites, but I don't really remember seeing them. We then passed the Old Corner Bookstore which is now a jewelry store and sits right across the street from a very large Borders.From here we went to the Old South Meeting House. We skipped the $7 museum. (We were on a budget.) It was from this meeting house the angry colonists marched to the Boston Harbor to dump tea. While the Boston Tea Party Ship and Mu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 7, 2007

Boston Common
Charles, Beacon And Tremont Streets
Boston, Massachusetts 02116