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Working in the States for a week or two and looks like I'll get my weekend off in Boston

 

All tips on where to go and what to do are gratefully received

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Think NV was based there for work a year or so back (around the time of the marathon bombing), he may be able to help.

 

What are you suggesting?

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Fairly confident he was suggesting NV is part of an extensive network of paedophilific child traffickers.

 

Wish I could say I was shocked.

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Boston is great.

 

North End for Italian grub. Fenway Park for baseball. Cambridge for privileged kids who think they'd have made it anyway. The rest for beer.

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Working in the States for a week or two and looks like I'll get my weekend off in Boston

 

All tips on where to go and what to do are gratefully received

Where are you staying? We stayed at the Omni Parker when we went which is right near Boston Common.

 

You can walk to a lot of places but the public transport system is pretty good too so don't rule that out, we bought what is called a 'Charlie card' at the subway station which is basically like an Oyster card that they use in London. If you get one of those you can get pretty much anywhere so we made good use of it and got over to Harvard, the Sam Adams brewery tour, Fenway Park.

 

I would definitely see downtown so you can take in most of the freedom trail in the space of a couple of hours and you see a lot of pubs, cafes & restaurants along the way. Go down to the waterfront too. 

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I can confirm that everything in this thread is true. I wasn't out there for quite a year, because the project I was working on was cut. They actually offered me a promotion but it was doing something I didn't eantvsk we decided to have a holiday in California and consider it, and decided to come home. I like Boston, and the entire state is stunning.

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I can confirm that everything in this thread is true. I wasn't out there for quite a year, because the project I was working on was cut. They actually offered me a promotion but it was doing something I didn't eantvsk we decided to have a holiday in California and consider it, and decided to come home. I like Boston, and the entire state is stunning.

So if you had two nights and a day and a half, what would you do? So far I've got the Freedom Trail as a nice way to see the city and I know I want good beer and clams but don't know where to get them

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I went to the union oyster house, they did a good feed of clams. See if you can get a seat in JFK's booth

There was also a nice pub a few doors down that did Buffalo wings for 25 cents each, and a decent range of beers

 

Worth going to Fenway or the Boston Garden if theres a game on as well

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Boston's great. Amazing beer, superb seafood and the town's quite nice. I could live here if the local accent didn't make me want to shove red hot skewers into my ears

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Boston's great. Amazing beer, superb seafood and the town's quite nice. I could live here if the local accent didn't make me want to shove red hot skewers into my ears

Do they all talk like mat Damon and Ben Afleck and have you bumped into them yet?

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Legal Seafoods is good. Mind you I haven't been to Boston in years. Could be shite now.

I can confirm that Legal are still pretty good. But not as good as Barking Crab

 

 

I wish people here sounded like Damon and Afleck, it would have saved me at least one ear

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As good a time as any to post my Fenway selfie from back in April, with our owner Mr Henry in the background. (Yes, that's him on the right in the black....)

 

Not entirely surprising how much of a twat I look....

 

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I can confirm that Legal are still pretty good. But not as good as Barking Crab

 

 

I wish people here sounded like Damon and Afleck, it would have saved me at least one ear

What do they sound like you have me intrigued. I have heard the Boston accent and never thought it was that bad tbh.

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We're going to Boston in December to see her nephew who is studying a while at Harvard and we will then be going on up to Bristol in Vermont. I'm planning a trip to Fenway Park in the few days we are in Boston and will wander around the city.

 

Does anyone have any New England recommendations preferably not too much of a detour from the route to Vermont? I see Montreal is only about 100 miles from Bristol, is it worth a visit?

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