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2 weekends in de Boston area

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2 weekends in de Boston area

My boyfriend will be going to Boston for his work for 2 full months!

I will come and visit for about 11 days including 2 full weekends (beginning of September).

I am looking for some great weekend getaways! And of course for some tips in and around Boston.

Great restaurants, good outlet malls, must-sees, best neigborhoods.....etc.

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1. Re: 2 weekends in de Boston area

Have you read through the restaurant and 'must see' sections? That and a guide book is always my starting point. After that the great DE's, regulars, and locals can answer your specific questions.

Lucky you to spend so much time in Boston!

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2. Re: 2 weekends in de Boston area

Here are some web sites for you to research. In addition, check out the Boston Trip Pages here on TA.

http://www.bostonusa.com/

http://www.massvacation.com/

http://www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/

http://www.visitnh.gov/

http://www.vermontvacation.com/

http://www.visitmaine.com/

http://www.ctvisit.com/

http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/

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3. Re: 2 weekends in de Boston area

Since your BF will be working, I think you'll want to explore Boston and Cambridge on the weekends.

The big suggestion for a weekend getaway would be NYC. You can get there by Amtrak rail, or by bus (the train is a pleasant trip with no traffic though).

With a car, there are a variety of weekend getaways. Cape Cod, Newport RI, the White Mountains, Coastal NH and ME, the Berkshire Mountains in western MA, and more.

You can also take a ferry from Boston to Provincetown, at the end of Cape Cod. No car necessary.

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4. Re: 2 weekends in de Boston area

Thank you all so much for the great replies!

I've heard so many good things about Boston and we're really excited to go (although it would be even better if I could come for the whole 2 months...but I have a job too and they won't let me :-) )

I have indeed been thinking about NYC for a weekend but since I have already been there 7 times, I thought it might be a better idea to explore more of Boston and its surroundings.

Cape Cod sounds like a great option too! And thank you for all the links.

We do have a car though so we can get around easily.

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