A few Boston days in January

Dec 5th, 2005, 01:53 PM
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A few Boston days in January

My wife and I are visiting Boston for a track and field meet in late January (the event is on the 28th). I've been there for the marathon before (didn't get to see a lot) and my wife has never been.

I'm thinking we'll have three full days there. Probably staying in Somerville, across from a T stop (that and walking will be our means of travel). So if you had that kind of time there.....and loved history.....what would be your "must see" stops??
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Dec 5th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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Are you staying at the Morrison House? (That is right by the Davis Sq. T in Somerville.) If you are, you will LOVE it there.
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Dec 5th, 2005, 03:32 PM
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The Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum and JFK Library are great stops, especially since you'll want to stay out of the cold.
If you can brave the cold, however, try doing the Freedom Trail. It hits all of the major points of historical interest and there are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants to stop at and warm up.
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Dec 5th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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Unless incredible snow, definitely walk the freedom trail, (www.thefreedomtrail.org) has the walking tour sites online, you can walk by some, go into others, depending on your interests - how early can you get up and how much can you walk??!! You could start near corner Arlington/Boylston, walk Boston Public Garden, Boston Common, State House is worth a walk through even w/out the guided tour; follow Freedom Trail, have dinner North End, walk after to Mikes Pastry for dessert/coffee; another day for Isabella Steward Gardner mentioned is one of our favs, and you can lunch there, MFA is adjacent, which also has restaurant; but if I had to choose one I would choose the ISG. Boston Public Library, Copley Plaza area and eating dinner that area. Davis Sq in Somerville also has some great eclectic restaurants. Cambridge/ walk Harvard Sq late in day and eat at Rialto's, jazz at Regatta Bar. Some fav Boston restaurants-Hammersley's, Torch, Rabia's (north end), Sage (north end), Prezzo (north end), Spire.
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Dec 6th, 2005, 03:42 AM
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If you are the sort that likes to go to the tops of buildings for a view, go to "The Top of the Hub", but go have a drink in the resturant instead of paying the admission fee to walk the skywalk. It is a pretty nice view of downtown.
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Dec 6th, 2005, 06:11 AM
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Definitely walk the Freedom Trail if the weather cooperates. I love Boston for its history and love to stroll through Beacon Hill and the North End. A very old world feel.
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Dec 6th, 2005, 07:10 AM
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There is lots of "off Broadway" type theatre going on... Menapause the Musical (for men and women), the Lyric Theatre, the Caldwell and BlueMen.. you can buy tickets at the half price booth in Copley Square..and if your luck you might snare last minute tickets to a hit show at the bigger venues.
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Dec 6th, 2005, 07:13 AM
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One of the new musicals opening at that time is Forbidden Broadway SUV at the Caldwell Theatre, the newest theatre in Boston.. and the best part is next door is a great pizza/ ice cream restaurant..
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Dec 7th, 2005, 02:25 PM
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Whatever you do, dress warmly and get all your siteseeing done early in the day. We were there during Thanksgiving break and it was dark by 4:30 in the afternoon! The T sure lets you see lots quickly and cheaply!
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