I am looking into heading to Boston in October for a Patriots game with some guys and was wondering where the best location to stay would be? We are in our younger to mid 30's and would like to go out to some fun bars on Friday/Saturday and then the game on Sunday. We don't want clubs, but fun bars probably. We also want to check out the historic downtown and a few tourist sites during the day.
I see the commuter train heads down to the stadium from South Station and/or the Back Bay station... so where would you recommend us staying? Does it make sense to stay somewhere downtown to catch the train to the stadium, or is there anywhere else better to stay and we could catch the train/cab into downtown when we want?
It will be our first football trip to Foxborough so any advice would be appreciated!