Saturday, March 25, 2006

Boston Recommendations

In two weeks I will be in Boston for a hockey tournament. Does anyone have any recommendations of places to see, things to do, interesting bars? And if you have any recommendations considering that our group will be primarily francophone men in the 20's and 30's, some with their 'copines', that will also be appreciated. I doubt the Freedom Trail will appeal to them but I will try suggesting places like the aquarium or maybe a museum or two. Is there anything interesting around Harvard or MIT?


AJ said...

depends on how long you've got, but the Museum of Fine Art is great (large collection of John Singer Sargents and Asian art); Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall are great for food and history, respectively; exploring the neighborhoods is interesting - twisty old streets around the Back Bay, wealthier townhouses on cobblestone streets in Beacon Hill (and nearby is the original Cheers bar that inspired the series); Newbury Avenue is where most of the shopping is, and nearby is a very long park flanked by rows of almost European looking apartments. Nearby Brookline has some great shops and restaurants, too. Near MIT is an avenue of great "hipstery" kinda bars and such, kind of their Main. Check out my Flickr gallery for some Boston pics taken this time last year:

Unknown said...

Thanks aj. I'll need to do some more studying before we leave. We'll only have one day free.

I had been there before but not in this capacity. Last time we were there as a family and did limited touristy things like a bus tour and the Freedom Trail. The previous time was almost twenty years ago as a kid. So this will be different with a bunch of other adults. Thanks for the suggestions.