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

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

May 6th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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How about just going out and enjoying the nightlife in Boston?

Boston:
Fenway Park / Commonwealth Ave. - famous baseball stadium
Landsdowne Street - dancing, bars, clubs, young people

Cambridge (across the river):
Central square - The Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant, The Middle East Restaurant and Zuzu
Harvard Square - John Harvards Brewery, Border Cafe, Cafe of India, Cambridge 1, Chez Henri, Daedalus, Fire + Ice, and lots more

It's likely that these places will be open late in the evening since it's a college town.

Budget around $15-45 a meal.
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May 6th, 2009, 10:27 AM
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Thanks, I'll be looking into those options too!
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May 6th, 2009, 11:48 AM
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Ich lebte in Boston für vier Jahre.
Es ist eine dynamische und geistigen Stadt. Es gibt viele Deutsche in Boston und natürlich verrückt Amerikaner.

Jede Stadt ist einzigartig. Massachusetts ist ganz anders als, zum Beispiel, Texas.

Sie werden sicher Spaß haben. ;-)
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May 9th, 2009, 06:11 AM
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Why would you fly into Boston to drive to another state to shop at a Walmart? If you want to do shopping, why don't you do it during the day where you can buy something nice from Boston? I certainly wouldn't fly to Germany to buy something made in China. There is so much in Boston to see an do, sounds like you haven't seen anything. Why don't you check out faneuil hall? do some cheap shopping in downtown crossing?, have a nice italian meal in the north end? check out paul revere's house? have a drink by the waterfront? enjoy fabulous shopping and people watching on newbury street? have desert at top of the hub and check out the boston skyline at night? stroll along commonwealth avenue? enjoy a fabulous dinner in the south end? do some shopping on charles street in beacon hill? stroll through the historic streets of beacon hill? or back bay? take a duck tour? walk through public gradens and boston common? walk along the freedom trail? visit one of the museums? tour of fenway park ...just to name a few things off the top of my head...
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May 9th, 2009, 06:21 AM
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if you're looking for deals, filene's basement on boylston street
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May 9th, 2009, 07:10 AM
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Cara

-- Because OP is only in Boston for the weekend and doesn't want to adjust from European time. Which means find activites from, say 3am to 3pm, more or less.

logos-- I believe the Boston Fish Pier is active pretty early in the morning, like around 5am. And Haymarket (street with lots of open-air produce stalls and other kinds of bargains), I believe, generally starts around sunrise on Friday and Saturday mornings.

There is a nice park-like walk along the water -- with views of sunrise -- near the Naval Yard (and USS Constitution site), in Charleston.
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May 9th, 2009, 01:28 PM
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Thanks everybody for those ideas! I'll check out LL Bean's in Freeport for some camping gear. I always wanted one of those "US style" gas stoves for camping! Something easily stowable in the car.
Of course I'll also try to find some interesting spots downtown. Last time, I was there, there wasn't that much to do/see in the early morning, but maybe I didn't look in the right places?
I need to be back at work monday morning, the plane leaves Boston at 7pm (1am German time), so at least some sleep on the plane is needed to be able to work until 5pm.
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May 9th, 2009, 01:31 PM
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>Haymarket
I'll check that out! Is there a page where I can find ads for garage sales during that time (Not at night of course). I'll be in Boston between 5/22 and 5/24?
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May 9th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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This small gas cooker http://www.bergfreunde.de/outdoor+au...ng+system.html
costs 160€ in Germany, at LL Beans it's $150.

So, yeah, some of these kind of tools at low prices, that would be good. . The maximum I can take home are 46 kilos. If I could find some vintage tools (i.e. a 1970's can opener) at a gagage sale. Things from the area before everything that was sold became trash...

Things that will outlast me
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May 9th, 2009, 02:04 PM
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era not area
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May 9th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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Isn't there an army surplus store on Newberry street? They might have a camp stove.

There are several Eastern Mountain Sports stores in Boston and have your stove for $119.
http://www.ems.com/index.jsp;jsessio...461!2002433276
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May 9th, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Thanks kybourbon!!
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May 9th, 2009, 03:58 PM
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Here is the direct link to the gas stove you are interested in for $119!

http://www.ems.com/catalog/product_d...82574488340473


Here is another one that is similar, for only $95.96!
http://www.ems.com/catalog/product_d...82574488340473

I have been to the EMS store in Cambridge (Harvard square).
There are three stores in the Boston/Cambridge area.


Harvard Square
(Second Floor)
1 Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA
PHONE: +1.617.864.2061
STORE HOURS:
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


1041& 1045 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
PHONE: +1.617.254.4250
STORE HOURS:
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday
12 p.m. to 6 p.m


855 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
PHONE: +1.617.236.1518
STORE HOURS:
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


You might want to call the store before you go. Ask them if they have the product for that price available. That will save you some time, since you are only in Boston for the weekend.

Also, call your airline and ask what their policy is on bringing the fuel cannisters on the plane. They might be strict on how you package this. They might not let you bring this on the plane at all. I don't know about this. Make sure the airline and TSA are ok with it.

Here is the TSA link:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm
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May 9th, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Thanks, the fuel cannister is standard and costs only 2€ to 3€. If they supply one, I'll use it up anyway to check if the unit is working before I leave. .
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May 10th, 2009, 05:36 AM
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In Boston they call garage sales ``tag sales'' (although everybody knows what a garage sale is, it may not be advertised that way). You could check out Craig's List boston.craigslist.org to find an online listing.
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May 10th, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Capxxx - have you been to many "tag sales" in boston?
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May 26th, 2009, 12:14 PM
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I'm back. I was very interesting, seen a lot in a short time. The first night, I stayed at Kennebunk, got out of bed at 4am and drove to LL Bean in Freeport. Their outlet store was closed, they were moving to a new location across main street, which only opened at 8.30am. However it was interesting to see the other stores. I had already bought a "dual fuel" stove for $88 just minutes before they closed at a Walmart, I felt that was the best option, so I didn't need to buy one at LL Bean. After that, I drove to the lakes region, passing buy an endless number of garage sales. It seemed like New Hampshire was shutting down and everybody moving away. I stopped at many places, however, much glassware, books, somehow looked like the best had already been sold. I spent until the afternoon checking out those sales, (I loved it) but didn't by one thing... On Sunday, I got up at 3am, programming all the Sears and Walmart locations in NH into my GPS.
Wow, food has become very expensive. It seemed like almost everything at Walmart was more expensive than in Munich!! I didn't expect that! Where has all their merchandise gone? Shoes, T-Shirts, pants, only the low qualities were left and empty shelves too. I didn't expect it to be that extreme.
Well, the stove was worth the whole trip alone and the lakes region is indeed beautiful. (If someone tells you, you can't take petrol fueled stoves on a plane, he's wrong, you can.)

I whished I had more time, I'll do it again, just am a little disappointed where all the bargains have gone.
Anyway, I've more than I need.
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May 26th, 2009, 12:35 PM
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>passing buy
by
Freudian, it seems.
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