Best Restaurants in Boston

Best Boston Restaurants

While it doesn’t have the reputation of Los Angeles or New York on the American culinary scene, Boston more than holds its own in world-class cuisine. Here are a few of our recommendations for the best restaurants in Boston.  We’ve included a diverse selection of eateries to appeal to all Beantown diners, from families with kids to couples looking for something unique and romantic. Restaurants are located in Boston or Cambridge and are within walking distance of a few great Boston attractions, so they can be easily worked into a vacation itinerary. For Families FIRE + ICE Boston www.fire-ice.com/locations/boston-ma 205 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116 Casual, creative, American fare. Nearby Attractions: Beantown Trolley, Copley Square, Prudential Center Mall Durgin Park www.arkrestaurants.com/durgin_park.html 340 Faneuil Hall Market Pl Boston, MA 02109 Casual … [Read more...]

Boston Vacation Tips

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Whether you are planning to come to Boston in order to soak up some history, look at a college, take in a Red Sox game or just have a good old-fashioned visit in one America’s greatest cities, there are certainly a few Boston Vacation Tips that might make your trip a little bit easier. The first one of those is purchasing a Boston Attractions Pass in order to get free admission to 51 Boston different attractions for one low price, but the advice certainly doesn’t stop there. Long thought of as an “early city,” Boston actually extended the subway system’s hours earlier this month and now offers service between 12:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Although not everyone will necessarily be excited about this development, riders and visitors to the city have embraced the new hours and the program’s “Use it or lose it” mantra is certainly being taken to … [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...]

Halloween in Salem

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In addition to the Salem Haunted Happenings that are happening all month long in the creepiest city in Massachusetts, there are plenty of permanent paranormal attractions that are going on 12 months a year in Salem. Although it is more pronounced during October, Halloween in Salem is a year-long celebration that locals, tourists and everyone in between can’t get enough of. One of the top attractions in town is the Salem Witch Museum. Meant to capture all of the drama that happened in Salem during the infamous witch trials of 1692, the Salem Witch Museum lets visitors experience history by presenting them with life-size stage sets, figures and lighting all set to a stirring narration. Guests will learn about the ever-changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes that people have had in the past and still exist today and the freaky phenomenon of witch … [Read more...]

HONK! Festival 2013

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If you’ve never heard of HONK!, you are probably not alone. That said, there are new types of street bands that are emerging across the country and around the world and the HONK! Festival 2013 is a celebration of the music that is being played by these fresh new acts. Encompassing the style of New Orleans second line brass bands, European Klezmer, Balkan and Romani music and the Brazilian Afro Bloc tradition into one package, the tunes that these “honkers” play are meant to enliven, engage and embolden their audience. One of the most exciting Boston FALLidays events of the season, the HONK! Festival 2013 begins on Thursday, October 10 and continues through the weekend. The festival’s first event will be held from 7-10 pm in Union Square and feature performances from Environmental Encroachment, The Dirty Water Brass Band, and Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band. If … [Read more...]

Salem Haunted Happenings

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October is here and that means only one thing - the World Series will be starting soon! Just kidding. While that is true, the onset of October generally doesn’t really conjure up visions of walk-off homeruns and seam-splitting strikeouts. For most people, it means candy, costumes and celebrating Halloween. If you’d like to get in on the action, take part in one of the premier Boston FALLidays events of the season - Salem Haunted Happenings. If you do end up heading up to Salem for one of the Haunted Happenings, don’t forget to the check out some of the other Boston Attractions in the area. The festivities at Salem Haunted Happenings kick off on Thursday, October 3 with the Grand Parade through downtown Salem. Presented by the Salem Chamber of Commerce, the Haunted Happenings Grand Parade will welcome thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college and emphasize … [Read more...]

Boston Attraction Closings for Government Shutdown

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As you are probably are aware of at this point, certain factions of the United States Government have become involved in a slight disagreement that has resulted in many parts of the government being closed until further notice. While the shutdown will obviously be temporary, there are some affected areas in the interim. (Don't worry, there will be still be plenty of fun things for you and your family to do.) If you were planning on visiting any Boston attractions today or in the near future, there are a few closings to be aware of.  Due to the Government Shutdown, the following Boston Attractions are closed: Acadia National Park Adams National Historical Park Boston African American National Historic Site Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Boston National Historical Park Bunker Hill Monument and Museum Charlestown Navy Yard visitor … [Read more...]

Street Pianos Boston Festival

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Boston-area residents who are feeling the urge to tickle the ivories this fall had better mark their calendars. Celebrate autumn with one of the premier Boston FALLidays event of the season - the “Street Pianos Boston Festival.” Presented by “Play Me, I’m Yours” in conjunction with the Celebrity Series of Boston and running from September 27 – October 14, 2013, the Street Pianos festival will install 75 pianos in public areas in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline which will be available for anyone to play and enjoy. While you are out in search of an 88-keyed, black-and-white monster, see what other Boston Attractions are in the area. As an internationally touring project that artist Luke Jerram has been presenting since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours has already brought pianos to 36 cities around the globe and touched the eardrums (and fingertips) of more than … [Read more...]

Things to Do in Boston When It’s Hot Out

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As the beginning of another intense heatwave hits the Northeast, there’s no better time to talk about things to do in Boston when it’s hot out. One of the most fascinating things about Boston, especially for tourists, is the extreme range in temperature. When you’re ice skating on the Frog Pond on a bitter January night, it’s hard to imagine a time when you’ll be doing your best to escape the heat and keep cool. However, that time has come once again (and the Frog Pond has now transformed into a wading pool). Fortunately, no matter the season or the weather, you’ll find plenty to do in the Hub with diverse Boston attractions that cover a wide span of entertainment. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Boston when it’s hot out. Head to the Harbor Ah, the Boston Harbor. It’s no surprise that the Harbor serves as a sort of sanctuary in the summer, where the cool … [Read more...]

New England Aquarium Discount Tickets

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No visit to Boston would be complete without a stop in at the New England Aquarium. Located right on Boston harbor, the aquarium has been undergoing a massive renovation that is almost complete. During the project, the New England Aquarium’s Giant Ocean Tank has undergone a top-to-bottom, 21st-century transformation. During the process, many of the animals that called the Giant Ocean Tank home were moved to the penguin exhibit and the penguins were moved off-site. Starting July 1, the penguins (and the animals in the Giant Ocean Tank) will be back and awaiting your visit! To give a little perspective about just how important the 23-foot-deep, 40-foot-wide Giant Ocean Tank is to the New England Aquarium, consider this: The 200,000 gallon, saltwater tank is so big that it was built first and then the rest of the Aquarium was constructed around it. The unchallenged star of the … [Read more...]