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Boston, Newport and where else ?

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Boston, Newport and where else ?

I'm coming to New England for 7 days in October.

Staying in Newport for 2 days.

Restaurants you would recommend ?

Staying in Boston for 4 days.

Restaurants you would recommend ?

First day arriving at Logan airport, what is there to see and do for 1 day leaving Boston and heading toward Newport and where to stay ?

Anything historical or worth seeing, these are all adults?

Thanks for any help

Bob

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1. Re: Boston, Newport and where else ?

Hi Bob.

If you're in Newport you must go to the White Horse Tavern. High-end but well worth it. Reviews most likely under Newport restaurants" on TA but don't bother lots of Boston residents, including this one, are quite familiar with Newport and travel there quite often. After dinner you may want to go to the Newport Blues Cafe for some tunes and a drink.

Boston for a day? Take a Duck Tour. What a great way to see the sights and get a better idea of what you want to focus on when you come back later in the trip.

Boston Restauarants? steak? Grille 23. Corner of Stuart street and Berkeley. Italian? Mamma Maria in the North End or Assagio in the North End as well.

Historical sights? USS Constitution, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall

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2. Re: Boston, Newport and where else ?

Heading south from Boston, you can stop in Southie and see the old Castle Island fort (it's not an island at all...it's this Civil War era fort that overlooks the Harbor and Logan Airport. Gorgeous views)

On your way to Newport, if you want history, you can take a side-trip to Plymouth. Although Plymouth Rock is a bit of a disappointment, the Mayflower replica docked in Plymouth Harbor is nice. Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury, Plymouth....the coast on the way to the Cape is all very upscale and nice...

If you don't want to go that far out of your way, you might stop in Fall River and see Battleship Cove if you have any history buffs among you. The several battleships/submarines are pretty amazing. Nearby is St. Anne's Shrine, which is amazing too, a huge beautiful cathedral-style church. New Bedford and Fall River are rich in history, though each has its sketchy sections.

Another option: you could blast down Rt. 3 from the City and head onto the Cape (traffic should be okay in Oct, though Fridays are still rough).... the Cape is really lovely, even off-season, Chatham and Sandwich are nice and not too far down. Plenty of nice restaurants on the Cape too.

Have a great trip!

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3. Re: Boston, Newport and where else ?

some great places we enjoyed while getting married in Newport were

Castle Hill Resort and Inn:

--do not miss their Bruch even if you don't stay at the inn

--dinner is also nice

LeBistro

--ask for a table by the window with Harbor view

--http://www.lebistronewport.com/

Bowen 22

--great wharf location for lunch

--www.22bowens.com

Cheeky Monkey

--you may love it or hate it. Very eclectic bar

Viking Hotel for less expensive bruch

--they had great hearty Bruch

Ivy Lodge; www.ivylodge.com

--we loved the atmosphere of this beautiful mansion inn with tasty breakfast.

there are many great Inns and B&B's in Newport. Just book them soon.

Some Boston restaurants:

South End:

--Franklin Cafe: busy bar scene with the best food in South End for reasonable price

--High End: Hamersley's Bistro: incredible

--not as expensive as Hamersley's but also great: Aquitane

--Casual lunch: Garden of Eden

--Best pastries you ever had: Flours

--Trendiest: Seafood: B&G oysters (only restaurant in Boston mentioned in Conde Nast as "trendiest restaurants around the world); Wine bar and meats: the Butcher Shop (same owner, across the street from one another)

--skip Sibling Rivary: too expensive for the quality: wines way too overpriced

--Giacomos

--Great bar food: Clery's

North End:

you'll get lots of rec's. This TA forum regulars seem to like La Summa. It's great for the price and possibly may contend for the favorite of some locals. But it's old in decor and service abit rough. Best thing to do is walk around, take in the atmosphere, and try whatever restaurant that catches your fancy. You can't go wrong in North End. Food is always fabulous.

Elegant affair: Mamma Maria, Bricco

Casual and reasonable price: Monica's Bistro (there's also more formal Monica's restaurant), Giacomo's, La Summa. Daily Catch for reasonable seafood pasta

Charletown:

Worth the trip: Olive's: always had a GREAT meal.

Cambridge:

best pizza in Boston: Emma's Pizzaria: www.emmaspizza.com

hope that gives you a start.

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4. Re: Boston, Newport and where else ?

i don't know why I keep typing "BRUCH" instead of BRUNCH!

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