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Game day

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Game day

So...we're marking an item off our bucket list and going to Red Sox game. It's a 7pm game and we wanted to take a game day tour. Just got the details that we'll need to be there by 8am to buy tickets for the 4pm(ish) tour.

My question is...what is there to do in the area after we buy the tickets and before the tour? Is there anything to do for that long stretch? Should we take the T in the morning, get the tickets, then take the T back (we're staying in the Theater district...I think?) to do more sightseeing? Or is there enough to do around the area? Thinking of trying to hit up Wahlburgers for lunch since it's near the park...or at least get a drink there (if there are other lunch suggestions, I'll take those too!)

This is our very 1st trip to Boston, it's a rather quick trip. Getting there in the evening, plan to do dinner and some random walking around to look around. Next day is dedicated to pure sight seeing. Third day (now...an early start) get tour tickets, evening game. Head home the 4th day.

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1. Re: Game day

Boston is small enough that you can go there at 8am and then do other things in another part of the city and then come back for your tour later. It doesn’t make sense to hang around Fenway for 8 hours to wait for a tour to start. It will be like a 15 min commute each way to do something else in Boston and then come back for the tour.

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2. Re: Game day

The MFA and Gardner museum are about half a mile away so walkable.

Otherwise it probably makes sense to head back East a bit to sight see.

Brigantine, New...
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3. Re: Game day

Both of those are great museums if you're a museum person and you're also just over 2 miles away from Harvard University if you'd like to visit that area which also has student lead tours and a museum. I'd take an Uber to Harvard and then you can take the T back into Boston or right to Fenway again.

With the T you can easily opt to head into the most historic sites in Boston before your tour too.

The Trip Planner on https://mbta.com/ is very easy to use as are the different lines.

Whatever you do after touring Fenway be sure to enjoy the large outdoor street party accessible after you're entered the ballpark with your game tickets. It feels strange but you'll see there is no restricted reentry Fenway's concourse as you'll see is very narrow at times so the party spills outside into an area only ticketed patrons can get to. You're tour will probably finish around 5 PM so the fun will be starting soon after. Gates open 90 minutes before the game see if you can pop into https://bleacherbarboston.com/ for a unique experience before you go into the ballpark.

Edited: 7:23 pm, September 17, 2018
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4. Re: Game day

It won't take 10 minutes to buy your tix, at 8AM you are likely to be first in line.

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