Boston recommendations

  1. 3 months ago

    Gavin S

    Feb 9 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK

    So, yet again, fate has decreed that I must again miss XDC, although this year it's not because my wife was inconsiderately having babies. In fact we had planned to make a whole trip out of it, with a day or two either side of the conference but alas something has come up and in a couple of weeks I will be in Boston for a few days. I swear blind that nothing will get in the way of next year's XDC.

    I've spent a lot of time in the States but I've never been to Boston so I'm asking you wonderful people, who I know to be worldly, intelligent (and susceptible to flattery) for any recommendations - eateries, things to do, things to drink etc. Any ideas gratefully received.

  2. Edited 3 months ago

    Quincy Market
    Freedom Trail
    Cambridge
    Prudential Tower
    Boston Commons
    Take one of the Duck Tours :)
    Fenway, Foxborough

  3. Rich H

    Feb 9 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    Sam Adams Brewery

  4. Dave S

    Feb 9 San Diego, California USA

    but don't worry about all the American History related items..... those darn colonists anyway

  5. Karen A

    Feb 9 Pre-Release Testers
    Edited 3 months ago

    Well if it was spring or summer I would suggest a Duck Boat tour... I've lived in the area since 1973 (came here for school and never left the area) but I never did much of the tourist stuff so don't know what to suggest.

    If you are into sports the Celtics (Basketball) or the Bruins (Hockey) may be in town ... and of course there are a lot of colleges here so they may have sporting events as well you may be interested in.

    - karen

  6. Alfred V

    Feb 9 Pre-Release Testers

    Mayflower in Plymouth (south of Boston)
    The Witch city Salem and Rockport (north of Boston)
    Boston Harbor (tea party)
    The Charles River walk, a really cool way to see Boston and Cambridge-MIT
    Back Bay
    Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown
    Navy Yard with the USS Constitution (ship)

    I am not sure about the Prudential tower or Gilette stadium though.

  7. Karen A

    Feb 9 Pre-Release Testers

    @Alfred V;Hoek Mayflower in Plymouth (south of Boston)
    The Witch city Salem and Rockport (north of Boston)

    The Witch thing in Salem is pretty much tourist trap stuff IMO. Rockport is nice but really more of summer thing to do IMO as are a lot of teh other things you mentioned , at least for me.

    - karen

  8. Gavin S

    Feb 10 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK

    @Rich H Sam Adams Brewery

    I was thinking about doing the Harpoon brewery tour instead.

  9. Gavin S

    Feb 10 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK

    @Alfred V;Hoek Boston Harbor (tea party)

    I see there's a tea party re-enactment ship thing there in the harbor, but it looks like a total tourist trap unless someone knows differently?

    @Alfred V;Hoek The Charles River walk, a really cool way to see Boston and Cambridge-MIT

    Great, thanks. I think we will do that and get an obligatory snap at Fenway Park, while on the way to the Paradise Rock club for a gig on the Saturday night.

  10. Gavin S

    Feb 10 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK

    One of the best recommendations I ever got was in Chinatown, NYC, many years ago. We were sitting in some dive basement restaurant place and everyone was sharing tables etc. We got chatting to this local couple - the husband was hesitant to share ideas of where we should go as he (understandably) didn't want his favorite places turning into tourist places but the wife was more willing to assist us (the beer might have helped). They actually conferred with each other before deciding to relent and telling us about their favourite NYC pub. He was right, it's a great place and we still go there every single time we are in NYC for a cheeseburger and a couple of beers.

    I much prefer getting recommendations from real people instead of guidebooks etc.

  11. Rich H

    Feb 10 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    @Gavin S I was thinking about doing the Harpoon brewery tour instead.

    why not both? :)

  12. Arthur C

    Feb 10 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Whitinsville, MA

    Lots of great choices, here are 3 recommendations:

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

    Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    https://www.mfa.org/

    Down the Road Brewery and Tap Room
    https://www.downtheroadbrewery.com/taproom/
    Pinball !!

    Have a great trip!

  13. Tim J

    Feb 10 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Dehydrating in AZ

    New England Aquarium near Long Wharf.

    Every Italian restaurant on Hanover Street in the North End. Oh, and wave at the Coast Guard base at the North end of Hanover (my old haunt).

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