A December 1999 trip
to Boston by aussiemate
Quote: I've visited Boston four times and each time I say that I'd love to move there if only the weather weren't so cold in the winter!
The NE Clam Chowder at Legal Seafood and Turner Fisheries was amazing, but I equally enjoyed the American fare at Joe's American Grill. Plus, Joe's had the best desserts. Boston also has my favorite bagel store - Finagle a Bagel. I love their energy bars!
Fanueil Hall is my favorite attraction. The shops and foodcourt are wonderful, and you get a good view of the Harbor there.
We watched New Year's fireworks at the Harbor along with thousands of other screaming, freezing people and had a great time.
I got the hang of the subways pretty quickly, but the system is a little tricky since you need to know if you are going inbound or outbound.
Hotel | "Four Seasons"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2001
Four Seasons Boston
200 BOYLSTON ST
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Restaurant | "Joe's American Grill"
Joe's American Bar & Grill
100 Atlantic Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Restaurant | "Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market"
The area is a great place for a walk on the cobblestones, too. You can shop at Victoria Secret, Serendipity or others, enjoy a meal at one of the sit down restaurants outside of Quincy market, or enjoy the view of the Harbor. We stood near the Sharper Image to admire the New Year's Eve fireworks two years ago before hightailing it out of the freezing cold air.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2001
Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market
1 Faneuil Hall
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Attraction | "John Hancock Observatory"
Be sure to pop your ears after the speedy ride up 60 floors. Enjoy the breathtaking view of downtown Boston, but don't ignore the Observatory exhibits and interactive quizzes and games (for kids).
If you are planning to see lots of Boston attractions, you should buy a CityPass. It gets you into the John Hancock Observatory and five other attractions for $30.25 for adults, $14.00 for youths aged 12-17 and $22.25 for seniors.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2001
200 Clarendon Street