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Visting for 4 nights from the 12/29

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Visting for 4 nights from the 12/29

Hi

We are spending New years in Boston and are visiting for the first time from the UK. We arrive sunday afternoon after driving from New York, we have been looking at putting together an itinerary as a rough guide on where to see whilst we are there.

Any suggestions/recommendations on the below...

12/29

We will probably arrive mid afternoon we want to visit the outlet mall nearby and then we are staying at the Westin, Copley Place.

In the evening we are just intending to have a walk around the city to get our bearings and explore

12/30

We were looking at walking the Freedom Trail in the morning and in the afternoon taking a look around the harbour area. We were thinking dinner in the North end, we watched Kitchen nightmares and are looking at eating that area most nights?

12/31

Heading to Fenway park for hopefully a tour of the stadium, following lunch we are hoping to get tickets to the Celtics v Hawks game. In the evening we have no idea what to do or where the best place to spend first night is...any recommendations?

01/01

Walk around Boston Common to clear any hangover heads following which a visit to the grounds of Harvard, then to the Sam Adams brewery tour, Evening spent on one of the Ghost tours and then dinner.

02/01

Our final day,we fly back to the Uk around 6pm so we were just planning on a leisurely look around the shops ( if there can be such a thing!)

Is there anything obvious that Im missing?

Thanks

Ian

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21. Re: Visting for 4 nights from the 12/29

Here's a nice website w/ overviews of the Newport Mansions:

newport-discovery-guide.com/…Breakers

Our first mansion was The Breakers and it is magnificent and seems to be the one that is most recommended. It has 70 rooms and 65 s.f. of living space.

Yes, Saratoga Springs may have more snow because it is further north NY than Newport. Newport is along the coast so there may not be much snow when you visit. You can probably get some nice hotel bargains also. I can give you the name of a lovely hotel my daughter has stayed at. There are many great restaurants there as well. It is an easy drive into Boston also, probably 1.5 hr. depending upon traffic. As others have said, it's the luck of the draw as far as snow. We have already had snow here, although not significant in amount.

It can be chilly touring the mansions in December as they are old, large and drafty. If you decide to visit Newport, bring warm clothing with you.

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22. Re: Visting for 4 nights from the 12/29

The Mr and I loved both the Elms and the Breakers. I bet they are extra spectacular decorated for the holidays. We had a rental car and stayed at the Newport Hotel and Marina. The hotel was a little dated but the location was superb and the hotel had parking for a reasonable charge. Having a car in Newport was great. Once we got to Boston we dropped it off and enjoyed the fabulous T. If you choose a Newport/Boston combo I know you 'll have a wonderful trip. :)

Enjoy your planning. :D

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23. Re: Visting for 4 nights from the 12/29

Boston Pops swing orchestra is having a new years evening 'party' at symphony hall (near fenway). Starts at 10pm, doors open at 8. Check there web site.

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