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Christmas in Boston
Here’s a look at some of the many Christmas events happening this month.
6 Top Shopping Malls in Boston
From electronics, upscale fashion and jewelry, to specialty foods, Boston-area shopping malls aren’t exactly your typical suburban variety.
The 10 Best Places to Hear Live Jazz in Boston
There are so many things to do in boston, including listening to live jazz music. Here are 10 places in the Boston area, sure to provide talented performers, drinks, and food to keep you entertained into the night.
The Enchanted Village at Jordan's Furniture
Head to Jordan's Furniture in Avon this holiday season to experience a Boston tradition, The Enchanted Village.
Review: Upstairs on the Square
Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square is quirky, offbeat, and sumptuous to the eye, creating a unique and memorable backdrop to its fine cuisine.
Is There Decent Pizza in Boston?
From the North End to collegiate classics, Boston can hold its own when it comes to pizza. Here’s a list of ten of the city’s best.
Top Attractions in Boston for Kids and Families
From The Children's Museum to the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston offers a wide array of attractions that will compel both kids and parents. The fact that children might learn something along the way at many of these top picks is just a bonus.
Great Places to Ski Within Two Hours of Boston
You don’t have to drive four hours to settle your itch for downhill adventure. There are plenty of quality ski areas within a two-hour drive of Boston.
Three Spots to Smoke Cigars in Boston
Sometimes you just want to kick back and smoke a stogie. These three cigar bars in the area will allow you to relax and lounge on comfy couches, while you are surrounded by other cigar enthusiasts.
Where to Go Out to for Thanksgiving Dinner in...
Just make a reservation this Thanksgiving: Boston chefs around the city have fantastic menus ready for the big feast.
A Guide to the Best Boston Garden Bars
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite before a Bruins or Celtics game or a drink after a concert, here are some of the best bars near the Garden.
Lighting of Boston's Official Christmas Tree
The lighting of the official Boston Christmas tree is an historic partnership dating back 40 years.
A Guide to Boston's Logan International Airport
The advent of the Big Dig and improved public transportation has made traveling to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport easier than ever.
Boston Volunteer Opportunities
The holidays inevitably put everyone in a giving mood, which means seeking out ways to volunteer in the community. Here are just a few of the many ways you can dedicate your time and services this season in the Boston area:
Ten Places for Karaoke in the Boston Area
If you want to head out for either a private karaoke party in a studio or go all out on the stage at a local bar for karaoke night, check out these ten places to go. The Boston area hosts some of the best karaoke nights you could ask for.
Where to Find the Best Bars in Fenway Park
If you’re lucky enough to have Red Sox tickets, you’ll find a slew of options in the vicinity of Fenway Park and Kenmore Square. Here are some of the best.
Ten Restaurants in Boston's Seaport District
Headed to the Boston Seaport? Here are 10 dining options in one of Boston's most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods.
The Best Beer Bars in Boston
Boston boasts a great number of craft brew destinations. Here are the best spots to sip, swirl, and taste beer as if it were wine.
Bostonians, Ditch Your Car and Save with Car...
Five ride-share and car-share companies make it easy to get around Boston without a car.
Dining Out Options on Thanksgiving
The Norman Rockwell vision of Thanksgiving at home might not be for everyone, which is why a good number of Boston restaurants offer special holiday menus for those looking to dine out for the day. Here’s a look at some of the options for leaving the cooking to someone else:
Top 8 Spots for Pizza in Cambridge
From casual to upscale restaurants, the following eight spots offer the best crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings Cambridge has to offer.
Five Places for Live Music in Cambridge
Cambridge is filled with places to go for live music, drinks, and food. These five spots offer music nightly, with little or no cover charges.
Five Places to Play Pool in Boston
Whether you are looking to play pool with your friends or challenge someone to a competitive round of billiards, these five spots won’t disappoint.
What to Do in Boston November 2014
What to do in and around Boston during November 2014.
A Top Chef Boston Tour
Visit the Boston restaurants, historic sites,and attractions featured in Top Chef's 12th season.
Five Ways To Spend the Holiday Season With...
Here are five ways to spend the holiday season with children this season.
Calendar of November Events in Boston
Check out what's happening in Boston all this month
New Year's Eve in Boston
Most local bars, restaurants, and nightclubs will be throwing parties ranging from the black tie optional event at the Top of the Hub to the much lower-key atmospheres of area bars and pubs.
Free Things To Do In Boston
Boston can be an expensive city. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to experience much of Boston without having to shell out a penny.
New Year's Eve Dining in Boston
A number of area restaurants are offering special dining deals and menus to ring in 2012.
Five Places to Dance in Cambridge
Featuring DJ’s spinning a variety of genres of music, here are the five best places in Cambridge to let loose and dance.
Boston's 10 Best Rooftop Bars
When you really want to take advantage of the warm weather in the city, head to one of the many roof top bars and restaurants in Boston.
If You Went to Boston and Didn't See These 10...
From museums to shopping to dining, Boston offers plenty for a variety of different tastes. But if you're starting from scratch, we suggest these 10 destinations in order to get you on your way.
Boston's 10 Most Mouth-Watering Seafood...
There is, of course, no shortage of dynamic seafood restaurants in Boston. Here is where to go for the city's best lobster, chowder, and more.
3 Boston Restaurants Open 24/7
When you want a bite to eat in the middle of the night, look no further then these three options in Boston and Cambridge.
Navigating the 'T'
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Five Cambridge Restaurants Featuring Burgers...
Try new and unique burgers in Cambridge at five restaurants in the area. Featuring specialty burgers on the menu or a list of ingredients to allow you to create your own perfect burger, you are sure to find a new favorite.
Calendar of December Events in Boston
Here's a roundup of the top events happening in Boston during December.
Green Line Extension Project Getting Underway
MBTA Green Line Extension Plans Underway
The Freedom Trail Walking Tour
First launched in 1797, the U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat. One of six
7 Great Places to Go Shopping in Boston
Where to go shopping in Boston: Discover unique shops, antique stores, and boutiques around the city.
5 Shopping Malls in Boston
Boston's shopping malls cover all the bases, from upscale department stores to quirky gift shops and everything in between.
Five Places to go in Boston for Food Specials...
Football season is the best excuse to gather around the TV to watch your favorite teams, with a beer in one hand and a slice of pizza or a chicken wing in the other. Thankfully these five Boston area bars are offering beer and food specials that can't be beat, with flat screen TV's, perfect for catching the next game.
Logan Airport Driving Directions
Not so long ago, driving to Logan was a nightmare. But thanks to the Big Dig and the addition of the Ted Williams Tunnel, arriving by car is now a breeze. Page 2.
Boston Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days
Four times this year, Boston residents are welcome to safely dispose of all hazardous material they may have lying around their homes when the city hosts its waste drop-off days.
The Donkey Show at Oberon in Cambridge
Check out The Donkey Show at the Oberon for a unique combination of theater and disco dancing. Right in Harvard Square you can groove to your favorite 70's music, while enjoying this show inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Five Boston-NYC Bus Lines to Suit All Budgets
Five bus lines easily connect travelers between Boston and New York City.
The Best Cheap Eats in Boston
Thousands of college students land in Boston every September, and trust us, that cafeteria menu is going to get stale pretty quickly. So, where can a student find decent fare without emptying the wallet? Here are 10 of the best places to find cheap eats.
Photo Tour of The Boston Children's Museum
For almost 100 years, and many reincarnations, the Boston Children's Museum has been a popular destination for children and families. This hands-on experience recently underwent its largest transformation, and is a wonderful place for families to experience learning from a child's point of view. Take a tour of this must-see Boston attraction for kids and families.
A Guide To Boston Farmers Markets
According to the Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets, about 195 markets opened for business this year, including a good number in the Boston area. Many of these markets open early in the summer and run through October or November. Here is a list of those closest to Boston, with hours and parking information (where applicable).
Boston's 10 Best Margarita Spots
So, Boston isn’t exactly known as the Mexican food capital of the world, but there are some fine spots dedicated to the craft of creating margaritas. Here, not necessarily in any order, are 10 of the best.
The Green Roof
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Boston's Brighton Neighborhood
Often looped in with its neighbor, and referred to as the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, Brighton has a few distinct characteristics that prompt its residents to ignore the hyphen. Like Allston, it is Ground Zero for students and young professionals, with a number of affordable housing options. Unlike its neighbor though, it can claim waterfront property along the Charles River, and the peaceful attraction of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
Track the T with Boston Transit Apps
Know when your Boston MBTA train or bus is coming with a transit app
Top 10 Things to Do in September in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.
Five Indepent Record Stores in Boston
Whether you're looking for used vinyl or CDs, these five Boston institutions are among the best independent record stores in town.
3 Reasons to Take a Day Trip to Salem
Salem is more than just history and witches; it's also home to a world-class art museum, great restaurants, and independent boutiques.
Calendar of September Events in Boston
The doorstep to fall, September is one of the busiest months on the Boston calendar. Here’s a look of some the event highlights for September 2012.
Top 12 Boston Holiday Shows for 2013
Boston's best holiday concerts and cultural performances for the Christmas season.
Free Things To Do In Boston During Fall
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.
The Santa Speedo Run in Boston
Half-dressed runners take to the streets every December in the annual Santa Speedo Run in Boston's Back Bay.
Logan Airport Parking Tips
From short-term to long-term parking and everything in between, here's what you need to know about parking at Logan Airport.
Boston New Year's Eve 2014 Festivities
New Year's Eve events and parties in Boston
Valentine's Day Hotel Packages in Boston
If you're looking for a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day, a host of Boston hotels are offering special packages featuring an array of special features.
Tax-Free Weekend in Massachusetts
Tax-free weekend returned to Massachusetts Aug.11-12, 2012,when all purchases totaling less than $2,500 were not subject to state tax.
Brewery Tours and Tastings in the Boston Area
Massachusetts boasts enough craft brewers to make any beer-lover happy. Here’s some of the best brewery tours and tastings you’ll find in the Boston area.
Five Great Places For Buffalo Wings in Boston
Looking for the best Buffalo wings in Boston? Here are five popular favorites to satisfy your craving.
Get Tickets To See the Red Sox at Fenway Park
Last season, the Red Sox extended their Major League Baseball record sellout streak to 500 games and counting, which probably has you thinking that unless you already have tickets in hand, chances are slim you’re bound for Fenway Park any time soon. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Though the streak is likely to continue through the early portion of this season, it could end some time during 2010. In any case, there are still more than a few ways that you can purchase tickets to a game.
Hood Milk Bottle
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Peep's World
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Legal Sea Foods in Boston
Head in to Legal Sea Foods for fresh fish and wine. With locations throughout Massachusetts, they have become the place to go for clam chowder, crab cakes, and lobster, and other area favorites.
Guide to Boston Harborwalk
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.
Halloween Events In Salem
Thousands will flock to Salem on Halloween weekend to revel in the city's well-known history of witches and supposed hauntings that continue to this day.
One Fund Boston Still Accepting Donations
The One Fund Boston is still taking donations to assist victims of the Marathon attacks
Calendar of April Events in Boston
April offers one of the best months Boston has to offer, with the Boston Marathon and baseball’s return. Here’s a look of some the highlights for April.
Travel Tips for Boston Logan Airport
From Logan Airport parking options to getting to your gate, here are tried-and-true tips to make your Boston airport travel experience go smoothly.
Jacques Cabaret
Head into Jacques Cabaret, located in the Theater District, for talented female impersonators. It’s the perfect place to let loose, drink, dance, and sing along with glammed up drag queens.
The Boston Harbor Cleanup Project
The stigma that once defined Boston Harbor for so long is nearly a thing of the past, some even going so far as to claim that the Boston area coastline and the Boston Harbor possess some of the cleanest urban beaches in the nation.
\$100 Million in New Renovations to Logan...
Terminal E at Boston Logan Airport will be undergoing renovations into 2015.
Things To Do During Summer in Boston
A city steeped in history, Boston remains one of this country’s most-visited cities. Here’s a roundup of just some of the things to look out for.
5 Tips for Black Friday in Boston
How to plan the best day for shopping in Boston on Black Friday.
Boston December Events
Things to do in Boston in December 2013
T Late-Night Hours Start Strong with 500K...
Boston's MBTA public transportation system to offer late-night weekend service in 2014
The Best Parking Value in Downtown Boston
Let's say you're heading to downtown Boston - maybe for dinner and a movie, to see a show in the Theater District, or simply to sightsee in and around Boston
Boston Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Boston Local Gift Guide for the 2013 Holidays
Boston Twitter Accounts You Should Follow
New to Twitter? Here are some of the best accounts to follow to make the most of Boston.
Mass Pike Pru Tunnel Under Construction
The Pru Tunnel at the Mass Pike will be closed to one lane in each direction during weekends through April
Taste of the NFL Kickoff Party in the Back Bay
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Guide to Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation is a fascinating way to learn about America's past.
Boston Snow Emergency Information
Snow in the city can have a crippling effect. Here are some guidelines for what to expect when Boston declares a snow emergency.
Science Playground
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Kid Power
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Hookah Bars in Boston
Relax, lounge, and smoke a hookah at these three restaurant and bars. These Boston spots feature a variety of flavors of tobacco to smoke, in comfortable, unique environments.
Trivia Night in Boston
Check out these five spots for trivia in Boston. Eat, drink, and be merry as you answer questions on a wide range of topics, to win prizes against other locals.
Trivia in Cambridge
Check out these five spots for trivia night in Cambridge. Drink, dine, and answer questions against other teams at various spots throughout town, all for prizes.
Boston Fall Arts Picks
The best arts events in Boston this fall include Andris Nelsons' debut season with the BSO, the reopening of the Harvard Art Museums, and top comedians at The Wilbur.
Three Great Movie Theaters in Cambridge
Refer to this list of three movie theaters in Cambridge to catch the latest films. Or, if you love the classics, you may find a vintage showing at one of these locations.
Boston Duck Tours Travel Tips
Going sightseeing with Boston Duck Tours? Here's where to pick up the boats, how to save, and how to dress for your tour.
Boston Dining Picks for November 2014
Where to eat in Boston this November? Here are seven picks ranging from a donut competition to movie-inspired Italian feasts.
Construction Zone
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A Walking Tour of Boston's North End
Take a walk around the North End, Boston's oldest neighborhood and the city's Little Italy.
New Balance Climb
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Smoking Now Banned in Boston Parks
Smoking in a Boston city park now comes with a $250 fine
Tips for Visiting the New England Aquarium
Visiting Boston's aquarium? The Boston travel expert offers tips on when to go, how to save, where to eat, and more.
Kenmore Square Walking Tour
It may look like any other Barnes and Noble store, but this location is actually home to the Boston University bookstore, located on the building’s third floor. In addition to all school textbooks, the store also features a wide array of dorm room needs, as well as logo paraphernalia. The main BU campus is just a few blocks away up Commonwealth Ave. Page 2.
Boston's Most Romantic Spots
In a city like Boston, where the old and historic is often on the same block as the new and progressive, it’s easy to discover romantic spots from the Boston Harbor to the Fens. Here are some of the best locations to visit with a loved one.
Where to Volunteer in Boston
Find nonprofits and other community organizations to volunteer in and around Boston.
Guide to Boston's Duck Tours
One of the most popular ways to explore Boston is on a Boston Duck Tour or a Super Duck Tour. Every spring, these amphibious vehicles take to the streets and waterways of downtown and have proven to be an extremely popular and unique way to visit many of this city’s historical sights.
Calendar of January Events in Boston
From Hot Stove, Cool Music to the Boston Wine Expo, here are some highlights from the January event calendar in Boston.
Coolidge Corner Walking Tour
Take a walking tour of Coolidge Corner, at the crossroads of Beacon St. and Harvard Ave., the cultural hub of Brookline, an independent village just west of Boston. Page 6.
King’s Bowling Billiards and Lounge Review
Check out this King's review to find out more about the Boston hotspot. Play pool, bowl, eat, drink, and so much more at King's any day of the week.
Five Tips for the Boston Spring Real Estate Rush
Five tips to help home buyers navigate the competitive Boston real estate market
The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
Change up your nightlife routine with a course at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. With classes for all levels, it is a great way to spend an evening learning something new, while cooking and tasting delicious food in Cambridge.
Boston Cruises Available All Summer Long
Take a Boston cruise around the Harbor for dinner and dancing with lots of views. Check out these three companies that offer a variety of choices for cruises to celebrate a special event or to just change up a regular summer night.
What's the Weather Like in Boston?
Here’s a look at the average temperatures in Boston, as well as the annual rain and snowfall the city sees each year.
Popular Baby Names in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, Ryan and Isabella were the most popular names, with 446 boys and 496 girls respectively. Here’s t top 10 for each in the state, as well as how they compare to names nationwide in 2010
Boston Harbor Hotel Provides Free Entertainment...
The Boston Harbor Hotel provides free entertainment all summer long at Rowes Wharf.
Boston's Best Rock Clubs
Boston rock clubs are great places to see rock, hip-hop, hardcore punk, and jazz bands, plus stand-up comedians.
Can Boston Become a Late-Night City?
Boston strives to become a late-night city with extended weekend hours on the T, food truck service until midnight, and a newly established mayoral late-night task force.
6 Great Boston Movie Theaters
The Boston About expert picks six of the best Boston movie theaters, from the Brattle in Harvard Square to the Somerville Theater.
Guide to King Richard's Faire
New England's largest Renaissance fair, King Richard's Faire, returns to Carver this fall.
Guide to JetBlue Park, the New Spring Training...
The Red Sox open their 2012 spring training with a new home in JetBlue Park.
Which T Pass is the Best Deal?
Should you buy a CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, a monthly or weekly pass? The Boston About expert takes the guesswork out of what you'll pay to ride the T.
Boston's 5 Most Historic Hotels
Five Boston historic hotels--from the Liberty Hotel to the Boston Park Plaza--make your next getaway uniquely memorable.
Beneventos in Boston
Head to Beneventos in the North End for dining in an upscale pizzeria. Featuring a variety of pasta dishes as well, there are plenty of favorites on the menu, with tasty drinks to wash it down.
3 Reasons to Take a Day Trip to Kittery
While Kittery is known for outlet shopping, it also has fresh farm-to-table seafood restaurants and adventure zip line tours.
The Irish Heritage Trail in Boston
The Irish Heritage Trail is a great way to immerse oneself in the rich Irish of Boston.
Harvard Square Walking Tour
In the alley adjacent to the Border is the Harvard Coop, the official bookstore of the university that also boasts a wide selection of Crimson-themed gear, artwork, and other various souvenirs. The Coop hosts a number of author visits and readings throughout the year. Check their web site for details. Page 4.
A Walking Tour of Boston's Copley Square
Enjoy high-end shopping at the Copley Place Mall in Boston's Back Bay.
National Parks in the Boston Area
History is on display at these eight National Parks in the Boston area,
Dancing Under the Stars at Seaport
Friday nights, Seaport is hosting 'Dancing Under the Stars.' Enjoy the outdoors and take in the views, as you listen and dance to Latin and Ballroom hits.
The 5 Prettiest Walks in Boston
The prettiest walks in and around Boston, from the Esplanade to Somerville's Community Path.
Take the Train from Boston to Cape Cod
The CapeFLYER train offers train service from Boston to Cape Cod on summer weekends.
Free Museum Day in Massachusetts
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Logan Express Connects the Back Bay to Logan...
There's now a cheap and easy way to get to Logan Airport from downtown Boston
Legoland Boston is Now Open
Boston's Legoland Discovery Center is now open in Somerville's Assembly Row, but adults, take note: You must have an accompanying child to enter.
Puritan & Company Honored Julia Child with...
Puritan & Company Julia Child Dinner to be held 3/26/2014
Hubway Bikes Season Extends Through December 2014
Boston's Hubway bike-sharing program plans to expand to new neighborhoods around the city.
Celebrate Halloween 2014 in Boston
From nightclubs to family-friendly cruises, here's where to celebrate Halloween 2014 in Boston.
MBTA raises fares, Tobin Bridge tolls go cashless
Boston commuters and travelers, take note: The MBTA will raise fares this July, and the Tobin Bridge tolls go cashless in late spring.
Five Places in Faneuil Hall Offering Outdoor...
Faneuil Hall is filled with shops, bars, and restaurants. When the warm weather hits Boston, everyone is in search of the perfect place to dine outside on the patio in the area, and you can do so at these five options.
Boston's North End Neighborhood
The North End, Boston’s oldest residential area, still possesses an old-world charm kept alive by its mostly Italian-American population. Since the completion of the Big Dig, and the demolition of the old elevated Southeast Expressway, the neighborhood has found itself reconnected to the rest of the city, and there is arguably no more vibrant area of Boston on a summer evening, when the narrow city streets come alive with an enticing blend of culture and cuisine.
Best Places for Mother's Day Brunch in Boston
Treat Mom to a special brunch this Mother's Day. Here are some of the Boston restaurants offering special menus this year.
Places to Hike Within Minutes of Boston
You don't have to travel to the White or Green Mountains to enjoy a leisurely or strenuous hike. Here are four favorite spots to hike within minutes of Boston.
Boston's Back Bay Neighborhood
Swarming with unique shops, gourmet restaurants, and classic architecture, Boston’s Back Bay is the place to be – and to be seen - for the city’s visitors and residents. This neighborhood, which includes the trendy Newbury St., Copley Square, the Public Library, and the Prudential Center is Boston’s most affluent, evident in the boutiques, salons, and other services available to its residents.
7 Boston Boutique Hotels Make a Trip Memorable
Seven Boston boutique hotels, from the old-world Newbury Guest House to newcomer The Verb, create a unique getaway.
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