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“Home of the Red Socks” 4 of 5 stars
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“Home of the Red Socks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2007

I had a great time when I visited in February 07. Lots to do and see at reasonable prices. Mass transportation makes it easy to visit other local cities like Salem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2007

Recently returned from Bean Town and wanted to thank everyone who answered all my questions and offered suggestions.

We arrived on Halloween. We stayed in an apartment in the North End. We loved it there. Felt very safe. Loved to get up in the morning and go the cafes.

After dropping off our luggage we started out immediately down Prince Street to Old Ironsides. Very educational and free tour. We then made our way to Bunker Hill. The lady there gave us a lot of information. We then took the MBTA Ferry down to Quincy Market a great and cheap way to get on the river at $1.70. Since it was Halloween they had free candy out. Got off and headed over to Quincy Market went to Cheers to check it out and have a drink. Looking for good chowder and a gentleman heard us and recommended the Sail Loft and in fact practically walked us there.

On more than one occasion we received help for passerbys without even asking. Bostonians were very gracious.

Sail Lotf: Great chowder, like pudding and nice view on the water. After went back to North End watched all the Hallooweners, ate gelato, walked to Mike's Pasty to look around Wow.

Day Two: Got up early to get our ride to JFK Library. First we went to Cafe Del Sport. Had coffee at U of Mass before heading over to JFK. We watched some films and went all through. Headed to Boston Common via T. I for the life of me could not make sense of the T but got on the MBTA web site and you can print out a trip telling you exactly what lines to take. This really helped alot.

We had lunch and started on the Freedom Trail. Saw the cemetaries, state house. Was getting late and headed back to apartment to get ready for Sweeney Todd.

Got cab to The Tam right by Colonial Theater. We were hungry, I asked for pretzels and they said they didn't sell food but I could go next door and get food and bring it in and eat they don't care. I was amazed by this. We did this all the time in the North End too, no one seemed to care.

Sweeney Tood. Very good. Murdering Barber. Afterwards went to Intermission Tavern for some drinks and food and then back to apartment for sleep.

Day Three: Explored the North End in the morning. We made it to mass at the church Rose Kennedy used to attend. We also found her house. We explored more churches and Paul Revere's House. Had breakfast at this cute little place where the locals go on our way back from All Saints Way. It was locked we went there twice but both times it was locked.

Next we went to Pizza Regina great pizza and cool place.

After lunch took T to Fenway. Our tour was so much FUN our guide was great a joke teller and really got involved with the group. Lots and lots of history. Sat in the seats from 1934 that they still use today cost $50.00. Pretty close but if your tall you'll never fit in them. Loaded up on Sox's gear.

Next took T to Copley Square walk ed down Newbury Street to the original Cheers had a drink and appetizer.

Headed back to North End for dinner at Al Dente. Wonderful dinner, small place. Great waitress. Just walked around and then back for sleep.

Next day Saturday, Hurricane was nearby, it rained all day. We made our way to Harvard but it was raining so much we really couldn't walk around. Went to book store and then headed back. Went to Fanueil Hall to Cheers for drink watched some football,

Lunch at Durgins, If you're looking for comfort foot this is the place. Great waitness Carol, had fun there. Went to mass.

Went back to North End went to Pushcart Pizzeria next door to apartment to watch Boston College play Florida. Not a good game for Boston. Back to apartment to sleep.

Last day Sunday went to Cafe Pompeii for breakfast. During our stay in the North End went to just about every bakery.

Bova's sells pizza and calzones until 1 in the morning, they are open 24 hours. Went to Modern's and Marias for sweets too.

Sunday left Bean Town. Wonderful trip.

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Boston
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“Top choices with the Go Boston card!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2007

Our young family was extremely pleased with the choices available with the Go Boston card! It was like having a passport to adventure not only to Boston, but Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Newport, Rhode Island to just name a few of the over 25 quality attractions! Not only was it simple to use, but it also motivated us to get as much out of our trip to Boston as we could. The guidebook ,provided with our purchase, proved to be an invaluable tool to helping our family get from place to place. The Go Boston website was extremely helpful in narrowing our itinerary down as we planned our visit
two weeks in advance of our arrival in Boston. Each attraction offered links to the particular company providing services. The Go Boston card was like having all the services of a knowledgeable concierge! We would use it again for future adventures! Thank you! The Lennons

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Pittsburgh
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“Quincy Market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

Boston is the best city for a quick day trip. After a little research of the city map my plan was to go in, see it all and come back home the same day. With a limited budget that day, I took my 18 year old and hit the airport early. After arriving at Logan, we followed the signs to the Blue Line Bus. This free bus took us to the subway to downtown Boston to Government Center. The round trip subway ticket was about 5.00 for the both of us. When we entered Government Center, we were pretty impressed with the buildings and their structures. After walking around we found a tour company "Old Town Trolley Tours" which seem s to be in every city. I purchased two tickets which were about 45.00. This tour took us to approx. 8 different historical locations. We were able to get off of the trolley and walk around and see many great sites, Constitution, Paul Revere's Home, North Church and many more... A trolley came back every half of an hour to pick us up and take us to the next site. The friendly people were eager to point us in the right direction until we found Quincey Market. We shopped and finally sat down to a late lunch having a lobster roll. Lunch was the most expensive, 40.00 for the two of us. What a great expierence. The people, history and buildings and lunch made for a very enjoyable trip that may bring us back soon.

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NW Arkansas
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“Boston with my Granddaughter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2007

My ten year old granddaughter is a history fan. I took her to Boston for the history. She loved every moment of the trip, particularly the USS Constitution and visiting Yale. I know the walk along the Freedom Trail will make history classes come alive for her. The visit to the Prudential Observation Tower helped the visit as we knew better the lay-out of the city. The ferry ride was a refreshing break in the day and a quick inexpensive way to get from the USS Constitution to Long Wharf . Walking in the "necklace" of parks was relaxing in the midst of our fast paced sight seeing. We found the people there to be friendly and helpful. Our trip to Boston was terrific in all aspects.

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