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3 days in Boston

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3 days in Boston

My wife has business in boston on the 14th.

We are coming in on the 13th and hope to catch the Bruins vs the Habs (my wife is a Hab Fan)

after that she works friday so i am looking for ideas for things that i "must do" while i am in Boston. I have Friday all day by myself being italian i thought i would go check out the Noth End.

any recommendations you have for food (price can be anywhere from $50 to $200 as long as its worth it and wood rather have something that locals eat rather than some tourist trap)

also what do you suggest i do with my Friday

Thanks for your help

oh we are staying at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Thursday and Friday and the Hilton Boston Financial District for Saturday night

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1. Re: 3 days in Boston

You can create your own personalized "Must Do" List from the "Things to Do" button on the left. We'll be glad to help with logistics once you determine what's important to you.

One of the panels favorite North End restaurants is LaSumma.

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2. Re: 3 days in Boston

Quincy Market/Faneuil hall i sacross from your hotel. Touristy. but agreat place to grab a drink or a quick meal. The inside market has some good breakfast options.

Musts for me are a stroll throught the Public Garden and down Newbury Street window shopping, a visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a great dinner at LockeOber, No. 9 Park, Abe and Louie's, Mistral, Sorrelina, or any other choice of restaurants in Boston, a meal in the North End, a visit to Copley Square (Trinity Church, Boylston Street, Prudential and Copley Mall) with drinks at The Oak Bar, etc.

Boston is a walking town. You are staying in a good location. I am a wanderer and find that I discover more about Boston by just getting out and exploring.

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3. Re: 3 days in Boston

If the weather is nice, hop on the Red Line and take a short trip to Harvard Square. It's a nice place to walk around, shop, dine, visit museums, theatres, etc. The mix of people covers everything you can imagine.

Heading in either direction on Mass. Ave. from Harvard Square, you will find dozens of wonderful ethnic restaurants and some interesting watering holes, as well. My favorites are the Plough & Stars between Harvard and Central Squares and The Middle East in Central Square... both on Mass. Ave.

The Craigie St. Bistro just outside Harvard Square was a great little place for dinner. They have closed, but are reopening in Central Square on Nov. 14.

http://www.craigiestreetbistrot.com/

In Boston itself, I highly recommend the Franklin Cafe on Shawmut Ave. It's on a residential street in the South End, and is very popular with the neighborhood locals. Actually, the South End is, IMO, the best neighborhood in Boston for its variety of restaurants... also Park Square.

http://franklincafe.com/

http://www.ploughandstars.com/

http://www.mideastclub.com/

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4. Re: 3 days in Boston

Did you want a restaurant in the North End specifically? Sounds like you would be there during the day, so I assume you're looking for lunch options. Unfortunately, many of my North End favorites are not open for lunch and those that are tend to have limited lunch menus. But one of my very favorites, Cantina Italiana is open. You can't miss it because it's right Hanover and has a cheesy, eyesore of a sign out front. They have a fabulous homemade ceasar salad if you're into that and the pastas are homemade. I haven't tried it myself, but I hear the gnocci is out of this world.

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5. Re: 3 days in Boston

Do you have any more parameters for restaurants (cuisine, atmosphere, neighborhood, etc?) There are a lot of places to eat, and really, "the locals" eat a lot of different things.

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6. Re: 3 days in Boston

Hello vinnylep!

You'll love the North End. And, there are a few great spots I regard highly.

For a hidden gem try Marco. It is a small space on the second floor above the fray. The food and wine is outstanding and the atmosphere is romantic. Definitely call well in advance for a reservation as it is so small. A must have there is the Piatto di salumi a selection of their house-cured meats! http://www.marcoboston.com/

Other selections are:

www.Bricco.com

www.mammamaria.com

www.trescanorthend.com

Sarceno 286 Hanover Street (No web)

Fiore's 250 Hanover Street (No web)

There is also a great market tour of the area http://www.northendmarkettours.com/

Enjoy!

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7. Re: 3 days in Boston

thanks for all the tips

re: dining options we are pretty easy going

being in Boston i would think we should try a good seafood place

i will let my wife decide what we do on Saturday and Sunday i am mostly trying to figure out what to do with myself Friday while she is working

is the Fenway tour worth doing?

i am not part of Red Sox nation but do appreciate sports history

also and good place around the arena for a bite after the bruin game on Thursday?

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8. Re: 3 days in Boston

Hi Seaport:

I was at The Four Season' last evening and an employee was talking about Bricco. I was told it is own my the same people who own IL Panino's.

It was given high marks and sounds like a great suggestion.

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9. Re: 3 days in Boston

I was going to suggest the Fenway Tour but it looks like they are not having the tour over the off-season and instead they have a presentation called "Building Fenway Park". But, you can still visit the park and experience this. Perhpas someone on the board has seen the presentation?

Here is the info on visiting the park.

http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/tour.jsp

eileengs2: Can't go wrong with Bricco and I just had the pleasure of dining at Tresca last week. Food and service were fantatic!

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10. Re: 3 days in Boston

Too bad they aren't doing the Fenway Tour. We are totally not Red Sox fans at all, but really enjoyed the tour last month.