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Ball, Beers, and Boston

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This guide will hope you navigate through the many things to do in a great city. This trip will guide you through things to do, places to see, and places to eat. By no means, am I a travelling guide expert, but these are some great recommendations.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Foodie

21 Places

4 City Tips

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21 Places

Boston Public Garden

Gardens, Parks

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Shopping Malls, Points of Interest & Landmarks

New England Aquarium

Aquariums

Legal Sea Foods

Restaurants

Newbury Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Cheers Fanueil Hall

Restaurants

TD Garden

Civic Centres, Arenas & Stadiums

Fenway Park

Arenas & Stadiums

Bleacher Bar

Restaurants

USS Constitution Museum

History Museums

The Paul Revere House

Historic Sites, History Museums

Boston Massacre Site

Historic Sites

Bunker Hill Monument

Monuments & Statues

New England Holocaust Memorial

Monuments & Statues, History Museums

Boylston Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Harvard University

Historic Sites, Universities & Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Educational sites

Skipjack's - Best Fresh Seafood

Restaurants

Eastern Standard

Restaurants

Old Town Trolley Tours

Sightseeing Tours, City Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours, Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

McGreevy's

Restaurants

Mkilburn9's City Tips

  • Dedicate at least one day for history tours. Either self tours, or paid.
  • plan on going with an empty stomach and leaving with a full stomach.
  • Utilize public transportation over cabs. Trains will take you everywhere you need to go. Cabs will end up costing you more money.
  • Pack good walking/running shoes. Easier to get around the downtown area by walking than cabs.
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    Boston Public Garden
    Gardens, Parks
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    great spot to relax in the city but have an out of town experience.Sit on the grass, and take in the nice weather. Play in the splash pool or just enjoy some piece and quiet.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • go early in the morning for some quiteness.
    • good place to hide in the shade in the hot afternoon heat.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Relaxing 15/01/2018
    • Beautiful in the snow 14/01/2018
    • Boston Public Garden
    Address:
    69 Beacon St
    Boston, MA 02108-3422
    Phone:
    +1 617-723-8144
    Other:
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    Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Shopping Malls, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    great place to see some history and to get some shopping in. Great area for eating, shopping, and grabbing a few drinks.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • plan going here for a pint of beer or some good local fresh food.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Check out the basement 15/01/2018
    • One of my favorite places! 14/01/2018
    • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Address:
    1 Faneuil Hall Sq
    Quincy Market
    Boston, MA 02109-1604
    Phone:
    +1 617-523-1300
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    New England Aquarium
    Aquariums
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    this is a great place to take the whole family for some learning. Place is very interactive and great for people of all ages.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • good to place to cool off in the summer.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Need Crowd Limts 15/01/2018
    • Very cool, pretty expensive 15/01/2018
    • New England Aquarium
    Address:
    Central Wharf
    Boston, MA 02110
    Phone:
    +1 617-973-5200
    Other:
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    Legal Sea Foods
    Restaurants (American, Seafood)
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    this is a great place to get some really good local and fresh seafood.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • try the lobster special
    • Chowdah!!!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 2,303 restaurants in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Clam chowder was good. Shrimp casserole was basic. 14/01/2018
    • Great wines! 14/01/2018
    • Legal Sea Foods
    Address:
    255 State St
    Long Wharf
    Boston, MA 02109-2617
    Phone:
    +1 617-742-5300
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Newbury Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is where all the high end shopping takes place in the city. This is a shopping fanatics paradise.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • An experience that did nothing for me 09/01/2018
    • Bustling 09/01/2018
    • Newbury Street
    Address:
    Back Bay
    Boston, MA 02105
    Other:
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    Cheers Fanueil Hall
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub, Soups)
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is where the show was born. Make sure you go the Fanueil Hall Location for the food and Cheers atmosphere, and then head over to the inspiration Bull and Finch Pub.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #218 of 2,303 restaurants in Boston
    • Cheers (well what did you expect!) 30/12/2017
    • great night... 17/12/2017
    • Cheers Fanueil Hall
    Address:
    Quincy Market
    Boston, MA 02109
    Phone:
    +1 617-227-0150
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$30
    Hours:
    Tue
    11:00 - 02:30
    Wed - Mon
    11:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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    TD Garden
    Civic Centres, Arenas & Stadiums
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This place has a few things to do. You can take in the Celtics or Bruins game, depending on time of year, or you can take in the New England Sports Hall of Fame. Either way you are going to see the future and some of the past of sports in the New England area.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Tickets can be bought from the main ticket office at the arena
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • EXCITING BUT THEN DISAPPOINTING 14/01/2018
    • I must return! 14/01/2018
    • TD Garden
    Address:
    100 Legends Way
    Boston, MA 02114-1300
    Phone:
    +1 617-624-1050
    Other:
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    Fenway Park
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is the only place to see the Boston Red Sox. IF you are luck enough to see a game, try to watch it from the Green Monster Seats. If you can't make it for a game, take in one of the daily tours. These happen every hour, and is a great way to learn about the history of the ballpark and the Red Sox.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Tickets for tour can be purchased at Fan Shop across the street from ball park.
    • try the Fenway Franks, and Sam Adams beer
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fenway Park Gour 15/01/2018
    • Must Do for a Baseball Fan! 15/01/2018
    • Fenway Park
    Address:
    4 Yawkey Way
    Boston, MA 02215-3409
    Phone:
    +1 617-267-1700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Bleacher Bar
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub)
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    this is a great place to have a bite to eat before heading up to the ball game. The place is situated in Fenway park, and you can actually watch batting practice from the restaurant, if you get there early enough. The food is fresh and has all the local specialities.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • get here early on game day
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #112 of 2,303 restaurants in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loved the view! 14/01/2018
    • Stopped for drinks before Billy Joel 09/01/2018
    • Bleacher Bar
    Address:
    82A Lansdowne St
    Boston, MA 02215-3411
    Phone:
    +1 617-262-2424
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 01:00
    Mon - Wed
    11:30 - 01:00
    Thu - Fri
    11:30 - 02:00
    Sat
    11:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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    USS Constitution Museum
    History Museums
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is a great spot to get a little history lesson. Here you will go through an interactive museum to learn about one of the greatest ships in American history.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Depending on time of year, wait times can be long to get into boat.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting and well done, with admission by donation 12/01/2018
    • Maybe the best site in boston 03/01/2018
    • USS Constitution Museum
    Address:
    Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard
    Charlestown
    Boston, MA 02129
    Phone:
    +1 617-426-1812
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    The Paul Revere House
    Historic Sites, History Museums
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    How do you go to Boston, without seeing anything about Paul Revere.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 403 things to do in Boston
    • Glimpse back in time 10/01/2018
    • Don’t miss it 08/01/2018
    • The Paul Revere House
    Address:
    19 North Sq
    Boston, MA 02113-2405
    Phone:
    +1 617-523-2338
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    09:30 - 16:15
    Other:
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    Boston Massacre Site
    Historic Sites
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is a great place to check out some history. Make sure you follow the Freedom Trail to all the other spots for your history lesson.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • plan on walking a lot when you do the Freedom Trail/Boston Massacre
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #86 of 403 things to do in Boston
    • Just a simple marker, I expected something more 11/12/2017
    • A simple marker 12/11/2017
    • Boston Massacre Site
    Address:
    206 Washington St
    Boston, MA 02109
    Phone:
    +1 617-635-3911
    Other:
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    Bunker Hill Monument
    Monuments & Statues
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    great piece of American history, and is a must see for all history buffs.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice view if it's a sunny day 14/01/2018
    • Closed due to weather 10/01/2018
    • Bunker Hill Monument
    Phone:
    +1 617-242-7275
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    New England Holocaust Memorial
    Monuments & Statues, History Museums
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    another great spot for some history. This is Boston's way of remembering WW2.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Moving 12/01/2018
    • emotional 09/01/2018
    • New England Holocaust Memorial
    Address:
    Between Congress and Union Streets
    Boston, MA 02109
    Phone:
    +1 617-635-4505
    Other:
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    Boylston Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is the street where a lot of things happen. There is great little local spots to eat, drink and shop. I have been unable to find a bad spot on this street for any of those things.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • make sure your day is wide open
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #82 of 403 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful part of Back Bay 03/01/2018
    • Nice stroll 12/11/2017
    • Boylston Street
    Address:
    Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    Phone:
    +1 978-770-8561
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    Harvard University
    Historic Sites, Universities & Schools
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is one of, if not the greatest, university to attend in the whole world. Just walking through the halls, you feel smarter. Great place to walk around and see everything that Harvard has to offer. The buildings are old and new, which is good for history buffs, or architectural lovers. There is also nice quiet spots to relax in the shade.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Plan on making an afternoon of it.
    • good spot for food, drink, and shopping in the area.
    • Make sure to take the train
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 81 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • You need a review! 11/01/2018
    • Boring Boring Boring 05/01/2018
    • Harvard University
    Address:
    1350 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02138-3800
    Phone:
    +1 617-495-9400
    Other:
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Educational sites
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is one of, if not the greatest, university to attend in the whole world. Just walking through the halls, you feel smarter. Great place to walk around and see everything that MIT has to offer. The buildings are old and new, which is good for history buffs, or architectural lovers. There is also nice quiet spots to relax in the shade.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 81 things to do in Cambridge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Architecture gem in Cambridge, MA 23/12/2017
    • The other Cambridge University 06/12/2017
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Address:
    77 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
    Phone:
    +1 617-253-1000
    Other:
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    Skipjack's - Best Fresh Seafood
    Restaurants (American, Seafood, Soups, Japanese, Sushi)
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    I went here 3 times in a week. The seafood is unreal and fresh. You have to try the chowder, if you are in the area but I would go out of my way to eat here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the Chowah
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • one of the best lobster ever 10/11/2016
    • Sad to see you go 04/10/2016
    • Skipjack's - Best Fresh Seafood
    Address:
    199 Clarendon St
    Boston, MA 02116
    Phone:
    +1 617-536-3500
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Eastern Standard
    Restaurants (American)
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This restaurant is a great place for some good local food. It is located in the Hotel Commonwealth, just steps away from Fenway. The oyster bar is top notch, as well are the brekfast options. I don't think you can have a bad meal here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the Oysters in the afternoon, and the eggs benedict with hashbrowns in the morning.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 2,303 restaurants in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Second time is definitely not a charm. 07/01/2018
    • Wedding Gathering in Boston 01/01/2018
    • Eastern Standard
    Address:
    528 Commonwealth Ave
    Hotel Commonwealth
    Boston, MA 02215-2606
    Phone:
    +1 617-532-9100
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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    Old Town Trolley Tours
    Sightseeing Tours, City Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours, Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    This is the only way to see Boston. The Trolley stops at all the hot spots. It also has hop on hop off service so that you can spend all the time you want at each stop. The drivers are very knowledgeable as well and will help you learn just a little more about the city.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Use the whole day to use the tour
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 146 Tours in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing tour 14/01/2018
    • Very Worth It 14/01/2018
    • Old Town Trolley Tours
    Phone:
    +1 855-396-7433
    Price range:
    US$39 - US$39
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    McGreevy's
    Restaurants (American, Irish, Bar, Pub)
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    Mkilburn9 Says:

    Here is the home of the first sports bar, and the Dropkick Murphys. You will be delighted with alot of local sports history, as well as great food and atmosphere. This is a great spot to watch a sporting event, or just stop in for a beer and food. You may also be lucky enough to run into Ken Casy, lead singer of the Dropkick Murhpys and bar owner. I make sure I go here everytime i am in the city.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #260 of 2,303 restaurants in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mouse House 20/11/2017
    • across from convention center 18/11/2017
    • McGreevy's
    Address:
    911 Boylston St
    Boston, MA 02115-3104
    Phone:
    +1 617-262-0911
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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