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Boston for 4 nights what do you suggest

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Hi going to Boston on 6th Dec for 4 nights, this is our 1st time travelling with my friend, want to shop eat and hit the pubs and meet some boston boys for chat lol coming in from Glasgow so what do you suggest for a fab time in Boston?

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SO much to see and do in 4 days. You're going to be very busy checking out the Boston boys & this lovely City. You could shop all day at Back Bay's Copley Place & the Pru Shops or head over to the Cambridgeside Galleria near the Museum of Science, which has great views of the Charles River thru here.

If you have the time, try to check out one or two of these Museums during the day: The Museum of Science:


OR The Museum of Fine Arts:


Located in the Fenway and then walk over to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum:


It's right near the Museum of Fine Arts as well. Down along the water at the Seaport District is the new location of the Institute of Contemporary Art:


The Water Cafe is in this Art museum and it's one of Wolfgang Pucks, it's really a pretty neat cafe for lunch or to have a cup of coffee with quite a view of Boston Harbor from here, there's a few great spots to go at night down thru the Seaport District or later in the afternoon while you're visiting. The Barking Crab for seafood isn't too far from here, or there's the Daily Catch in the Federal Courthouse Rotunda complex right near the Barking Crab restaurant. OR you could walk further down if you're ambitious to the Legal Test Kitchen OR Salvatore's restaurant in the Seaport District, they have a beautiful bar here that you would enjoy, IF you can get in the door, it's been very crowded these days. A really great sandwich wrap place is in the middle of the Legal Test Kitchen and Salvatore's!

On Sunday Dec. 7th @ 7PM to 9PM there's a show at the Wilbur Theater in the theater district, it's Linda Eder Rocks the Holidays that looks like it would be really good? There's a few fun places to walk to from the theater, "Sibling Rivalry" or "The Beehive" or "Vinalia's" Restaurant, Lounge & Wine Bar. "Cheers Bull & Finch" Pub is on the other side of the Boston Common OR you could go to the "Last Harrah" in the Omni Parker House located on School Street.

Also at the Wilbur Theater they're having "NESN's Comedy All Star" show on Monday Dec. 8th, during the weekend that you're in Boston.

There's also an event (Bazaar) going on at the Hynes Convention Center with free admission located at 900 Boylston Street on the 2nd floor. It's being held on Saturday 12/6th & Sunday 12/7th. "The Cultural Survival Winter Bazaar 2008" that you could check out may be? You could pop in to see what it's like while you're visiting & browsing Newbury Street.

You could go ice skating @ the Frog Pond on Boston Common:


OR you could head over to Cambridge's Kendall Square Community Ice Skating Rink instead:


It's less than $10 here too, they have skate rentals & lessons and it's in a landscaped courtyard.

At night you could go to "Lucky's" which is located at 355 Congress Street in Southie (actually the financial district's seaport area heading toward the neighborhood, yet it's in downtown) you might want to take a taxi there, it's kind of remote where it's located, unless you're staying at the Intercontinental or the Westin Hotel area, then you could walk to it. OR you could head in to Silvertone's Bar & Grill at 69 Bromfield Street near Downtown Crossing instead, this also depends on where you're staying & where you're going to be later in the day. I'll have you all over the City of Boston won't I?!! It's the "timing" and all that! You have to try to squeeze so much in when you're visiting this City!

ALSO there's this lounge called "Johnnie's On The Side" which is an upscale eatery & lounge that I'm hearing is really quite good, it's located at 138 Portland Street, down by the TDBanknorth Garden @ North Station and another great place near there is "DJ's @ the Garden" located at 222 Friend Street which is in the former "Hooters" bar space. Quite a few good bars and lounges to check out on Canal Street all in thru this whole area, if you want to go from place to place? You definitely will enjoy it thru here with all the pubs and bars that are located thru this area near the TDBanknorth Garden.

Oh, there's Hurricane O'Reilly's at 150 Canal Street, The Harp at 85 Causeway Street, McGann's Pub @ 117 Portland Street, Ned Devine's up at 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, with many many more pubs and lounges as well:


There's "The Purple Shamrock" located @ 1 Union Street across from Boston's City Hall & near the Faneuil Hall Marketplace and The Black Rose @ 160 State Street, and many many more as you can see for yourself:


Also one more place, but closed on Sunday's, it's this one and it's located at 131 Broad Street:


Well, that's about it from this end! Enjoy your visit to Boston, you're going to really have a great time! OH one more place that you should try to get to while you're here, it's a good idea to see it and have a drink here! GO to the Liberty Hotel's Alibi Bar & afterwards check out their lobby upstairs, it's truly amazing what they did to it. It used to be the Charles Street Jail at one time. It's an amazing hotel to be in, walking all along Charles Street browsing thru the shops before you get there will be neat too. ALSO head to the Bristol Lounge in the 4 Seasons Hotel it has amazing views of all the lights across the street at the Public Garden, GO here for a drink or even a burger if you get the chance!

One more place to hit, it's "Finale's" for dessert, definitely remember this place, it's a gem. It's located right near the 4 Seasons Hotel, in the back of it, it's at 15 Columbus Avenue (Park Square actually) AND there's also one in Harvard Square as well.


Okay, just my two cents worth! Have a wonderful time!

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Gardner museum is a true gem!

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A few more thoughts to throw out at your across the pond...

You could go to a Bruins Hockey game in the TDBank North complex at North Station. On Monday night of your long weekend here, there's a game, you could try to get tickets for it may be? It's the Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning @ 7 PM.

If you get the chance, if you're in Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Saturday afternoon? Try to go see the "Belles of Boston" perform inside of the upper Rotunda either at 12 PM OR 2 PM! They're going to be there every Saturday until Christmas, try not to miss them. There's all kinds of street performers in front of Faneuil Hall Marketplace as well, even more so where it's the beginning of the "Christmas Holiday Season!

Check this site too for events & activities:


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Thanks for that lot's to do and see I can't wait. I went online a few weeks ago and got tickets for the Boston Bruins on the monday night already so looking forward to it. I'm staying in the Hilton Hotel Financial District which I hear is a good area


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That's great! You're going to enjoy staying at this Hotel there, it's a really good location for getting back and forth from the Garden, that'll work out good for game night. You could also go to the North End's Mike's Pastry, Modern Pastry or one of the many Cafe's OR Restaurants from here VERY easily! You'll also be able to walk to Faneuil Hall from this Hotel, which will be ideal.

It's getting pretty cold these days, so you could hop in a taxi or take the Silver Line to the Seaport District area and to get over to the Back Bay area the "T" stops are all close by at both ends of Boston. But definitely dress WARM & in layers & a lot of them, because it's 27 degrees here this morning so by early December it'll be even colder.


Also here's some Taxi info...

Boston Licensed Taxi Companies

Boston Cab, (617) 536-5010

City Cab, (617) 536-5100

ITOA, (617) 825-4000

Metro Cab, (617) 782-5500

Town Taxi, (617) 536-5000

Again, have a great time!

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You should get a Go Boston Card from Smart Destinations. Almost all of the attractions mentioned are included. It's inexpensive and makes your sightseeing very easy! My wife and I have used them and they are great!


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