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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Spots for Outdoor Dining in Boston’s...
In the North End of Boston, check out these five restaurants featuring the option to dine outdoors. Sit out on the patio or roof deck and enjoy the Italian cuisine and sip wine as you take in the views.
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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.
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.
New Boston Transit Improvements
New transportation upgrades are coming to Boston, including improvements to the Red and Orange MBTA lines.
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.
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.
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.
Boston Beaches You Can Reach by T
Want to hit the beach but leave the car at home? Here are four Boston area beaches accessible by public transportation.
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).
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.
Boston: October Activities and Events
Bostonians embrace these days of autumn, among the most spectacular that the city has to offer.
Things to Do in August in Boston
From ice cream shops, to concerts, outdoor movies, and restaurants where you can dine al fresco, there is no shortage of ways to spend summer in Boston. Check out this collection of articles on things to do this August.
The 5 Prettiest Walks in Boston
The prettiest walks in and around Boston, from the Esplanade to Somerville's Community Path.
3 Reasons to Take a Day Trip to Portland
Take a day trip from Boston to Portland to feast at Duckfat, visit Portland Head Light, and shop on Commercial Street.
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.
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.
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.
Boston Harbor Hotel Provides Free Entertainment...
The Boston Harbor Hotel provides free entertainment all summer long at Rowes Wharf.
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.
10 Things to Do in Boston This Summer
From July 4th fireworks to free concerts and seafood festivals, July in Boston is full of celebrations.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
Calendar of August Events in Boston
The final, full month of summer offers a host of activities, from Patriots training camp to the August Moon Festival, as Boston preps for the Student Invasion within weeks.
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.
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.
Five Boston-NY Bus Lines to Suit All Budgets
Five bus lines easily connect travelers between Boston and New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dog Friendly Happy Hour in Boston
Two Boston hotels are inviting pets and their pooches in for happy hour on Wednesday nights. Enjoy the weather and meet other dog owners at this weekly event for your wagging friends.
Guide to Boston Harborwalk
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.
10 Can't-Miss Summer Attractions in Boston
Headed to Boston this summer? Be sure to check out these 10 can't-miss attractions.
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.
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.
The Freedom Trail Walking Tour
There is no better way to re-trace the steps of the American Revolution than by visiting Boston’s Freedom Trail, a two-and-a-half mile walking trail that passes by some of the nation’s most historic spots including the Boston Common, the Old North Church, and Bunker Hill Monument. In all, 16 official sites make up the Freedom Trail, although there are numerous other historical landmarks along the way. Take a tour of this free and unique journey through American history.
Labor Day Weekend Events in Boston
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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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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.
Boston Twitter Accounts You Should Follow
New to Twitter? Here are some of the best accounts to follow to make the most of Boston.
T to Run Until 3 a.m. on Weekends in 2014
Boston's MBTA public transportation system to offer late-night weekend service in 2014
All-You-Can-Mangia at Boston's North End Feasts...
The North End feasts, including the popular Fishermen's Feast and the Feast of St. Anthony, take place most weekends in August.
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.
Travel Tips for Boston's Logan Airport
Tried-and-true tips to make your Boston Logan Airport travel experience go smoothly.
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.
Christmas in Boston
Here’s a look at some of the many Christmas events happening this month.
New Balance Climb
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12 Things to Do in Boston in April 2014
The top 12 things to do in Boston during April 2014
A Guide to Boston Food Trucks
Food trucks have exploded in popularity in the Boston area. Here's how to find them, and a guide to five of the most popular.
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.
Guide to Red Sox Spring Training in Fort Myers
Heading to Fort Myers, Florida for Red Sox spring training? You’re not alone. Here is some information on where to stay, what to eat, and other attractions.
Kid Power
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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.
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.
Science Playground
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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.
Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill in Boston
Jerry Remy's Sport Bar and Grill has three locations in Boston to take in area sports teams. Featuring food, drinks, and plenty of televisions to watch the game, it has become a favorite amongst the locals for watching Boston sports.
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.
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.
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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.
A Walking Tour in and Around Boston's North End
Take a walk around the North End, Boston's oldest neighborhood and the city's Little Italy.
Peep's World
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Bring Your Appetite to Boston Burger Company
With the seal of approval from locals and celebrities including Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri, Davis Square's Boston Burger Company is part of Boston's best burger club.
Boston's Free Outdoor Summer Movies are Back
Free summer movie showings are back for summer 2014 in Boston at the Hatch Shell, the Prudential Center, and the Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf.
Construction Zone
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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Summer in the City...
Head to the Boston Harbor Hotel for their Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Summer in the City Entertainment Series. Featuring movie nights and live musical performances, it is a great way to get out for a unique night 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.
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.
A Walking Tour in and Around Boston's Seaport...
How to get to Boston's Seaport District Boston Fort Point Channel
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
East Coast Grill & Raw Bar in Cambridge
Dine out at East Coast Grill in Inman Square for plenty of seafood and BBQ. Head there for one of their popular events like Hell Night or with friends any night of the week.
Howl at the Moon
Learn more about Boston hotspot Howl at the Moon with a review of this upbeat bar and club. Featuring dueling pianos and a live band, plus plenty of food and drinks, you are sure to have a fun night out at this Financial District location.
Calendar of November Events in Boston
Check out what's happening in Boston all this month
5 Places to Eat in Boston This July
Boston lobster boils, beer festivals, and Taste of Cambridge round out the best Boston food events in July.
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.
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.
The Green Roof
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New Security Regulations Announced for 2014...
If you're attending the 2014 Boston Marathon, here are the security precautions to consider.
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.
Guide to King Richard's Faire
New England's largest Renaissance fair, King Richard's Faire, returns to Carver this fall.
Boston's Best Sandwiches
Five great Boston sandwich shops
Guide to JetBlue Park, the New Spring Training...
The Red Sox open their 2012 spring training with a new home in JetBlue Park.
Zagat’s Picks for Best Boston Steakhouse...
Check out Zagat’s picks for the top five steakhouses in Boston, including Grill 23 & Bar, Abe & Louie’s, and Capital Grille.
Top Five Boston Bookstores
Best Boston bookstores
Even More Boston September Festivals
In mid- to late September, Boston gets celebratory with festivals for food, wine, music, and quirky local traditions.
Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival
The Seventh Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival took place over the weekend at Revere Beach. Check out some of the stunning piece of artwork.
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.
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.
Guide To Restaurant Week Boston
The next Boston Restaurant Week will take place in August, 2012.
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.
September Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.
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.
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.
Boston Farmers' Markets Now Open for 2014 Season
Shop for fresh produce and artisanal products across Boston this summer
Harvard Square Walking Tour
While many bemoan the recent commercialization of Harvard Square , this Cambridge neighborhood remains a bastion of higher learning, bookstores, and ideas, all of which boast a certain kind of independence not found elsewhere.
Pumpkin Patches Near Boston
If you would like to pick your own pumpkin to carve or bake this season, there are plenty of options in Massachusetts to do so. Here are some of the closest to Boston.
3 Reasons to Take a Day Trip to Providence
Waterfire, Mill's Tavern, and Downcity shopping are just three reasons to take a day trip to Providence.
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.
October Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, fashion shows, and cultural events throughout the month of October.
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.
Kenmore Square Walking Tour
Across the street is Boston Beer Works, one of the city’s top breweries. The Kenmore Square is a hotbed for pubs, as thousands of baseball fans descend on the area every game night. Click here to learn about the top bars in the Fenway area. Page 8.
Three Places for Spanish Tapas in Boston
Check out this list of three places to go for Spanish tapas. A perfect way to try a few dishes and share with others, tapas make for an exciting dining experience in Boston.
The Boatonian
Spend Thirsty Thursdays pre and post drinking at Howl at the Moon and attending a booze cruise on the Boatonian. Featuring plenty of music, drinks, and dancing, it is the perfect way to spend a summer night.
A Self-Guided Tour of Boston in the Movies
Boston has had many movies filmed in the city, especially since 2007 when Governor Patrick enacted a tax credit for studios.
Review: Back Deck
A welcome addition to the Downtown Crossing dining scene, Back Deck offers all grilling, all the time.
Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Competition
The Seventh Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival took place over the weekend at Revere Beach. Check out some of the stunning piece of artwork. Page 7.
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 Inauguration Festivities for New Mayor...
Inaugural events for new Boston mayor-elect Marty Walsh
August Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of August.
Photo Tour of The New England Aquarium
Take a tour of a Boston landmark, the New England Aquarium.
Boston's Government Center T Station to Close...
The Government Center station on the Boston MBTA's Green Line will be closed through spring 2016.
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.
Halloween Events In Boston
From discovering Boston’s grizzly history to Halloween at the zoo, Boston celebrates the season in various ways.
The Head of the Charles Regatta
The Head of the Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day regatta attracting more than 8,500 rowers and 300,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River.
Guide to the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
One of the country’s most renowned Independence Day celebrations features a brilliant marriage of music, color, and revelry. As the evening comes to a celebratory close, fireworks light up Boston Harbor in a display that is always memorable.
Legal Sea Foods Gets Political
Legal Sea Foods patrons can choose the dish that best serves their party through Nov. 5.
National Parks in the Boston Area
History is on display at these eight National Parks in the Boston area,
Where to Volunteer in Boston
Find nonprofits and other community organizations to volunteer in and around Boston.
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:
Review: Island Creek Oyster Bar
Fantastically fresh oysters, fabulous libations, and first-rate service make Island Creek Oyster Bar a must-visit for raw bar fans and wine connoisseurs.
Celebrate July 4th in Boston
The best ways to hear the Pops, see the fireworks, and get barbecue in Boston this July 4th.
A New Operator for the MBTA Commuter Rail
Boston MBTA commuter rail hires Keolis as its new operator
Free Things To Do In Boston During Fall
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.
Five Great Movie Theaters in Boston
About experts pick five of the best Boston movie theaters, from the Brattle in Harvard Square to the Somerville Theater.
A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill
How to get to Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood
Hubway Bikes to Expand
Boston's Hubway bike-sharing program plans to expand to new neighborhoods around the city.
Five Websites Featuring Offers to Save Money on...
Check out this list of five websites featuring dining deals, where you simply purchase a voucher online. Dine out for half the price or even more by buying daily deals from these websites to save on dining in Boston.
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