I will be working on a project in Melrose for 12 months. Since I have only been to the Boston area once, I would like to ask some questions. I typically will be working 4 - 5 days and flying home for a few and then back to the Boston area.
At least once a month I will have my spouse come up instead of me coming home and we plan to do alot of tourist things which we are very excited about too! I have picked up alot of ideas for weekend trips from the board, as well as restaurants.
First - what is the best airport to fly into? Seems I have many choices - from Logan to Manchester to Providence? Pros and cons on any?
Secondly, Melrose doesnt' appear to be too big - apparently a nearby suburb to Boston? So far in my research haven't found any hotels in Melrose - so what are the closest towns I should be looking toward? I think I would rather stay closest to where I work for convenience - Melrose looks a little to the North of Boston.
I believe I may want to stay in an extended stay hotel or B&B suite type thing instead of an apartment - any ideas? This has been the toughest for me - I don't know where anything is! You can look all you want online at hotels, but if you don't know how far something is - it's hard! All help would be appreciated.
I will have to figure out transportation based on what town I end up staying in. I will either rent a car weekly or just lease one and park it at the airport when I go home.
Any help would be appreciated! I am looking forward to my adventure - coming from Florida though, I will probably freeze - any word on what month it gets really cold and snows?