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Another weekend trip to Boston, what to do at night?

Another weekend trip to Boston, what to do at night?

Apr 11th, 2009, 01:06 PM
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Another weekend trip to Boston, what to do at night?

Hi everybody, again I spent 140€ on a roundtrip ticket from Germany to Boston. The last time all I did was shopping. Sears had great offers at the time, but they were open from 8am only. However is here anything else I could do? I am interested in culture, I was visiting Plymouth rock at 3am the last time. Nobody there, cold and "not so interesting" ;-). Problem is I'll be on CET(Central European time) all the weekend, meaning that whereever I go it'll be 6 hours later for me.

Is there any place for inexpensive shopping around Boston at night? Where can you go (to shop) between midnight and 5am. It's just the weekend and I'll be back in my office at 10am on Monday in Munich...

Difficult, right?
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Apr 11th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Jump in the car and drive 2 hours to FreePort Maine.
LL Bean is open 24/7/365.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Plymouth Rock is boring 24/7/365.

I'm having trouble grasping this whole thread. You paid 140 Euros to fly from Munich to Boston to go shopping at Sears? Do you go shopping at home at 6 AM- 11 AM (i.e., midnight to 5 AM here)? There are several 24-hour CVS stores in Boston,
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Apr 11th, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Well, I'm sure I'll be up at about 2am on Saturday. I'm not looking for drugstores, but the real thing. Good choice, few people 24/7 shopping. Maine sounds good, but is quite a distance? I'd even go for 24h Walmarts, if there are any?
I know Boston is not Las Vegas, but there must be some options. I don't want to wait until 8am. Where could I go?
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Apr 11th, 2009, 02:36 PM
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>You paid 140 Euros to fly from Munich to Boston to go shopping at Sears?
Yes, that sums it up quite nicely.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 02:41 PM
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Agree with Queenie about LL Bean
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Apr 11th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Thanks! Do I have to pay sales tax in Maine?
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Apr 11th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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Yes, as you will in Boston. I believe Maine's is less than Mass though. Check out LL Bean's website before you go to make sure it interests you. It is an outfitter's store.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 03:03 PM
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Last time in Boston (first week of march) everything was tax free???
It must have been a special weekend or something? It was quite odd, because it seemed not even the locals were aware of this. I didn't pay sales tax, but had no idea why
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Apr 11th, 2009, 03:07 PM
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>Check out LL Bean's
Looks good! I want to do some camping in France this summer. Quite a things there I could need.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Mass does a few weeks of tax free. Don't know if they will in the near future due to the economy.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 03:20 PM
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In MA, clothing is only taxed after $175, so the tax is minimal. In ME, there's a 6% sales tax on everything.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Where are you finding these deals? Might be worth it for me to grab a cheap flight to Germany, enjoy that a bit, and then on to the USA.

We paid 240E a couple months ago, and thought it was a bargain, but there are no huge bargains to be had now.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 03:47 PM
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Since it seems you will be up all night, here is a map of 24 hour everything in Boston.

http://www.boston-online.com/Maps/
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Apr 11th, 2009, 03:55 PM
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I think the nearest 24-hour WalMart is in Salem, NH, about 30 miles north of Boston; but the good news is, New Hampshire has no sales tax at all on anything.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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>Where are you finding these deals?
expedia.com.au
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Apr 11th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Which airline was this? Does the 140 euros include taxes? That sounds insanely cheap.
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Apr 11th, 2009, 06:29 PM
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Yes, roundtrip including all taxes. The flight is on Northwest, via Amsterdam. Muc to Ams is on KLM. Booked and confirmed just a few minutes before I started this thread.
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Apr 13th, 2009, 07:51 AM
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I don't know of any shops or malls that are open 24 hours. There are grocery stores that are open 24 hours a day.

Here's a Yelp list:
http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc...c=Boston%2C+MA
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Apr 14th, 2009, 05:26 AM
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Not much in the shopping realm happening at midnight... better off getting some late night food or drinks.
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