Boston by Subway & Commuter Rail

Apr 26th, 1997, 07:22 AM
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Bill Salmon
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Boston by Subway & Commuter Rail

Four adults first trip to Boston June 9 thru 16.
Welcome suggestions of things to do or see, Restaurants, and other. Thanks!
 
Apr 28th, 1997, 05:00 AM
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Audrey
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Boston's subway system is easy to use; it's color-coded with maps and pamphlets everywhere. The city is also very "walkable." Don't misses: The Freedom Trail (a brick trail embedded in the sidewalk takes you to all the historic sites); Quincy Market/Fanueil Hall, The North End (wonderful Italian food and festivals), The museums of science and fine arts, bleacher seats at Fenway Park, The Boston Common and Public Garden (swanboats are here), Louisburg Square on Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, top of the Prudential or John Hancock towers, concert on the Esplanade, Boston Pops, cross the Charles River to Harvard Square and the Harvard Coop. This is just for starters. Good theatre, good music, good food.
 
Apr 30th, 1997, 06:13 AM
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D Stevens
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Try Boston.com for good coverage of Boston events, transportation, etc.
 
May 15th, 1997, 06:47 AM
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angie
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Whatever you do, do NOT drive in the city!! Definitely walk or take the subway (the oldest in the country).
 
May 15th, 1997, 08:55 AM
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Connie McGinnis
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Park your car when you arrive in Boston and forget about it! I ditto the other suggestions made and also recommend taking the commuter rail north for a day to either Salem (Pickering Wharf and the House of Seven Gables) or to Rockport. If this is a one and only trip to Bean town then try, try, try to get to Wood's Hole or Hyannis Port and take the Ferry to Martha's Vineyard for a day. You will love it!
 
May 19th, 1997, 09:55 AM
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Tami
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Another Boston tip; Hotels are outrageously expensive. Try a B&B (some are simply the upstairs of some the single family homes). There is a Boston B&B booking agency that should be easy to find. Be warned however; the one we stayed at didn't include any "maid" service, but we did save $100+ per night!
 
May 21st, 1997, 07:27 AM
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justin
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going to boston july 19-20-21 and need things to do and to see. i know the constitiution will be sailing on the 21st. need help
 
Jul 8th, 1997, 11:15 AM
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Also try the ferry to the Harbor Islands; a restful getaway from the city. Catch the ferry at New England Aquarium. Places to eat: Legal Sea Foods, Turner Fisheries, anywhere in North End
 
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