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Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

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Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

Starting in CT. Sat am. Wanted to stay in Boston but due to heavy hotel bookings are staying in Andover(springhill Suites) Sat night. Going to celebrate daughters graduation along with hubby and 24yr old son.

Was thinking of Sam Adams tour and Ducks for Sat then Sunday the SOWA open market looks interesting. Will squeeze in pastry in North End at some point.

Hoping to drive as little as possible and realize T is not close to hotel so looking to leave car someplace.

Boston Commons parking and T to Sam Adams then Ducks?

What about parking for Sunday for open market?

Also looking for dinner Sat night. Will be dressed causal from day activities.

Thanks

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1. Re: Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

Sorry meant to ask...Does it make more sense to drive to Wellington Station from CT for Sat since that seems like closest T to Andover?

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2. Re: Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

On Saturdays, your original plan to Boston Common makes the most sense. Parking is only $11 for the day. You can take the T as planned to the Sam Adams Tour. Don't plan on moving the car, as parking is not readily available and it will cost you every time you move.

Edited: 16 May 2012, 12:57
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3. Re: Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

Sam Adams really tries to discourage it, but they do have parking at the brewery (and I bet you could find a space). I guess I would drive directly there but then in the unlikely event that you can't find parking, drive to the Boston Common garage, where you will end up after your Sam Adams tour in any case.

Or, you could just drive to Andover and take the train.

Driving to Wellington would be an odd compromise (probably more trouble than it is worth). On the other hand, Wellington is on the Orange line, which is the line you want for Sam Adams (turn left when you exit the station - ignore the guy asking for a tip for this information). So maybe I like that idea. :-)

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4. Re: Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

Since you are driving up from CT, for Saturday, I would stop and park in Boston and do your Saturday activities, then continue north to Andover to check into your hotel that night.

On Sunday, I would just drive straight into Boston and park at one of the suggested garages. Traffic is very minimal on Sunday and really, by the time you drive from Andover to Wellington, you may as well drive straight into the city. It will save you travel time. How many nights are you staying in Andover?

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5. Re: Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

Just staying Sat night in Andover

Thanks for info and help

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6. Re: Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

Agree with SilverDragon's suggestion since it is a weekend. Are you talking about this weekend? If so you may want to wander about at the Earthfest at the Hatch Shell.

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7. Re: Suggestions welcome for Andover stay but day in Boston

Earthfest looks like something that we will work into plans. Thanks.

Is there lots of parking in the area? Or still best to park in Boston Commons?

Thinking of doing Sam Adams early Sat then picking up picnic type lunch and head to Earthfest then to Little Italy section later on before heading to hotel.

Sunday may do the SOWA market then Fenway tour.

Will do Ducks another trip

Trying to figure public transportation for Sat and place to pick up sandwiches(not fond of chain type lunches) or something for picnic at Earthfest

Any suggestions more than welcome on transportation and lunch to go

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