Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014

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Whether they’re actually of Irish heritage or not, Bostonians love St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day of the year where everyone can get away with a “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirt, flashy shamrock pendants, and multiple pints of green beer. Still, no neighborhood celebrates St. Patty’s Day as whole-heartedly as “Southie,” Boston’s notoriously Irish-American working-class neighborhood—one of the oldest and most historic communities in the nation. It’s no coincidence that the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade marches through Southie streets, where every other porch proudly dons an Irish flag. When is the 2014 parade? This year’s parade is on Sunday, March 16th and starts at 1:00 PM. The parade typically continues for about two-and-a-half hours. However, because of the crowds, you can expect to be in Southie for quite a bit longer. What is the … [Read more...]

Boston Attractions List

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In a dynamic city like Boston, there are so many landmarks and attractions that it’s almost hard to keep track of them all. Of course, we’re not complaining—that just means more history to explore, sporting events to watch, technology to discover, art to survey, and entertainment to see. You can tour all of Boston’s unique neighborhoods, from the North End to Southie, with a  Go Boston Card attractions pass and discover new wonders wherever you turn. Looking for Fenway Park tour discount tickets? This is for you! New England Aquarium Discount Tickets? Your pass gets you those, too. When you use a Go Boston Card, the city is yours to discover via 51 attractions and tours.       Boston Attractions Boston Trolley Tour New England Aquarium Museum of Science Fenway Park Tour Old State House USS Constitution Cruise Museum of Fine … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Boston

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Whether you’re celebrating with a sweetheart or single with friends, Valentines Day is an opportunity to show the most important figures in our lives just how much we value them. For an ultimate romantic setting, consider Boston this holiday – the snow-dusted Boston Public Gardens, charming window displays on Newbury Street, and a bevy of world-class restaurants to dazzle your date.   For the animal enthusiast: OUR PICK – NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM Take your animal-crazed date to the New England Aquarium for an engaging, educational, and enjoyable time! You’ll see the brand new Caribbean coral reef that hosts more than 2,000 animals; experience the engrossing personalities of sea lions and penguins; marvel at the recently renovated Giant Ocean Tank, sporting crystal-clear views of stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, a variety of fishes, and more aquatic critters! It’s an … [Read more...]

Boston Tourism Discounts

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Boston, Massachusetts is a lot of things to a lot of people. To sports fans, Boston is the city from which the Red Sox, the Celtics, and the Bruins hail. To history buffs, Boston is the birthplace of the Revolution, where the Freedom Trail and the Paul Revere House reside. Academics revel in Boston’s scientific, technological, and cultural achievements, from MIT to “Hahvahd Yahd”—and yes, both are technically in Cambridge. Students from all over the world flock to “the Bean” to embark on degrees ranging from engineering to poetry. While world-class comedians reel in guests at the Wilbur Theater, up-and-coming improv artists elicit big laughs from smaller stages. Italian-Americans still reign in the North End, where famous Italian pastry shops and gourmet dining establishments flood the neighborhood. Meanwhile, at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in “Southie” … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Boston

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Chances are if you are going to be in the Boston area to watch the Super Bowl, you won’t find a lot of people rooting for Peyton Manning and the Broncos considering that Denver knocked the New England Patriots out the playoffs in the AFC Championship game a couple weeks back. What you probably will find, in addition to a number of Boston Attractions, are bunch of people who are ready to root for Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. In addition to all of the great Boston Attractions that are available in the Hub, the city boasts a number of great spots to watch the game on Super Sunday as well. Home of “Southie's Original Sunday Funday,” the Boston Beer Garden at 732 East Broadway is definitely an option for football enthusiasts looking to grab a pint and watch the game on Sunday. With a number of draught beers including … [Read more...]

Top Boston Winter Attractions

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With the holidays behind us, it’s hard to believe that winter is just getting underway in New England. For some, probably the skiers and snowboarders among us, this may be cause for joy. For others, two more months of winter seems like a cruel joke. Regardless, winter is here to stay, and all of us should make the most of it! No matter which camp you fall in to, Boston attractions have something to offer you and your family this winter. Embrace the Season Get your coats, hats, scarves, and mittens out for a bundled up spin around the rink at the Boston Common Frog Pond, right in the middle of the historic Boston Common. The rink and corresponding café are open daily, offering affordable skating and skate rentals. It’s easily the best place to skate outdoors in Boston, and the romantic atmosphere in the city center is a great spot for a quaint Bostonian night out! After ice … [Read more...]

NYE and First Night in Boston

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In the hustle and bustle of Christmas and the holiday season, it can be easy to forget to make New Year’s Eve plans. Don’t wait until after Christmas to figure out how you’ll be ringing in 2014. Instead, start planning your outing in Boston now – a destination known for both elaborate NYE celebrations and family-friendly activities. It’s less stress than New York City, but it will be just as fun! When you combine world-class Boston attractions with once-a-year festivities, the result is bound to be incredible. Every year, Boston welcomes the New Year with art, music, dance, culture, and, fireworks with a daylong event known as First Night. This year’s incredible line-up includes performances by Patti Smith and her band, Gentleman Hall, and Anaïs Mitchell, among many other artists from local up-and-comers to global sensations. First Night’s focal point is Copley … [Read more...]

Boston Holiday Travel Deals

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While New England hasn’t always been known as the friendliest part of the country (sometimes it’s just too cold to stop and talk to your neighbor), the holiday season puts even the most rough and tough New Englanders in merry spirits. Boston combines quaint New England charm with world-class Boston attractions for a good time that you just can’t get anywhere else. And if you’re looking for a mellower vacation, don’t forget about New England’s beautiful vacation destinations, like Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Of course, we wouldn’t recommend New England if we didn’t know Boston holiday travel deals were some of the best around. Whether it’s outdoor recreation you’re looking for or some good old fashioned holiday light sightseeing, Boston’s got it all. Boston Hop On/Hop Off Trolley For the best views of Boston’s myriad of holiday displays and decked out … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving in Boston

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If you are planning to be in Beantown for Turkey Day, there are certainly a number of Boston Attractions that you will want to check out while you are in town. It’s shaping up to be a fairly cold winter up north in the Hub, but don’t let that dissuade you from coming to one of the most historical cities in the U.S. to celebrate Thanksgiving. It might not have the Macy’s Parade, but Thanksgiving in Boston is certainly an occasion that is worth celebrating. If there is snow on the ground (and sometimes there certainly is) there are a number of indoor Boston Attractions that you may want to visit in the days surrounding Thanksgiving. For families with kids of all ages, the Boston Children’s Museum is an excellent choice. Known for encouraging imagination, curiosity and exploration, the Boston Children’s Museum is packed with three full floors of exciting exhibits and … [Read more...]

Holiday Lights in Boston

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Nothing quite ignites the spirit of the holiday season like those twinkling lights strung along houses, trees, and everywhere in-between. Boston displays their reverence for this most beloved time of the year by equipping some of the most esteemed, populous areas with timeless holiday lights to inspire feelings of nostalgia and sentiment to travelers of all ages. Faneuil Hall: As a Bostonian, one of the displays I anticipate most is when the long line of once barren winter trees become majestic works of wintery art. The array of trees surrounding this historical shopping and dining hub are enough to enlighten and excite even the most stubborn of Scrooge-types. This year's tree-lighting ceremony lands on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30pm - the perfect ending to a fun-filled day of exploring the city with your Go Boston Card! Expect to see holiday musical performances by the … [Read more...]