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From electronics, upscale fashion and jewelry, to specialty foods, Boston-area shopping malls aren’t exactly your typical suburban variety.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
Headed to the Boston Seaport? Here are 10 dining options in one of Boston's most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods.
Tax-free weekend returned to Massachusetts Aug.11-12, 2012,when all purchases totaling less than $2,500 were not subject to state tax.
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.
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.
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.
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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New transportation upgrades are coming to Boston, including improvements to the Red and Orange MBTA lines.
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.
Want to hit the beach but leave the car at home? Here are four Boston area beaches accessible by public transportation.
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.
The North End feasts, including the popular Fishermen's Feast and the Feast of St. Anthony, take place most weekends in August.
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.
Bostonians embrace these days of autumn, among the most spectacular that the city has to offer.
From casual to upscale restaurants, the following eight spots offer the best crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings Cambridge has to offer.
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).
Head to Jordan's Furniture in Avon this holiday season to experience a Boston tradition, The Enchanted Village.
Boston can be an expensive city. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to experience much of Boston without having to shell out a penny.
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.
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.
When you want a bite to eat in the middle of the night, look no further then these three options in Boston and Cambridge.
The advent of the Big Dig and improved public transportation has made traveling to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport easier than ever.
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.
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.
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 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.
Featuring DJ’s spinning a variety of genres of music, here are the five best places in Cambridge to let loose and dance.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you're looking for used vinyl or CDs, these five Boston institutions are among the best independent record stores in town.
The Boston Harbor Hotel provides free entertainment all summer long at Rowes Wharf.
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.
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.
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.
August in Boston means Dine Out Boston, Boston Comic Con, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Fenway.
From July 4th fireworks to free concerts and seafood festivals, July in Boston is full of celebrations.
Headed to Boston this summer? Be sure to check out these 10 can't-miss attractions.
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 commuters and travelers, take note: The MBTA will raise fares this July, and the Tobin Bridge tolls go cashless in late spring.
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 Boston Cultural Connector shuttle boat services Central Wharf, Fan Pier, and Fort Point. Take a boat ride on the waterways between Faneuil Hall, downtown attractions, and the Seaport District.
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 ride-share and car-share companies make it easy to get around Boston without a car.
Five bus lines easily connect travelers between Boston and New York City.
The CapeFLYER train offers train service from Boston to Cape Cod on summer weekends.
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.
The prettiest walks in and around Boston, from the Esplanade to Somerville's Community Path.
Take a day trip from Boston to Portland to feast at Duckfat, visit Portland Head Light, and shop on Commercial Street.
Here’s a look at some of the many Christmas events happening this month.
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.
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.
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.
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.
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.
Five Boston historic hotels--from the Liberty Hotel to the Boston Park Plaza--make your next getaway uniquely memorable.
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.
To begin the Freedom Trail, make your way to Boston Common, easily accessible by the T at Park Street station. The Boston Common, founded in 1634, is America’s oldest public park and served as home base for the British prior to the Revolution. Page 2.
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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.
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.
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.
Tried-and-true tips to make your Boston Logan Airport travel experience go smoothly.
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.
Looking for the best Buffalo wings in Boston? Here are five popular favorites to satisfy your craving.
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New England's largest Renaissance fair, King Richard's Faire, returns to Carver this fall.
New to Twitter? Here are some of the best accounts to follow to make the most of Boston.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Take a walk around Copley Square in the heart of Boston's Back Bay.
From discovering Boston’s grizzly history to Halloween at the zoo, Boston celebrates the season in various ways.
Check out Boston's festivals, fashion shows, and cultural events throughout the month of October.
Boston lobster boils, beer festivals, and Taste of Cambridge round out the best Boston food events in July.
Here’s a look at the average temperatures in Boston, as well as the annual rain and snowfall the city sees each year.
Five tips to help home buyers navigate the competitive Boston real estate market
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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 has had many movies filmed in the city, especially since 2007 when Governor Patrick enacted a tax credit for studios.
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Find nonprofits and other community organizations to volunteer in and around Boston.
The next Boston Restaurant Week will take place in August, 2012.
Take a walk around the North End, Boston's oldest neighborhood and the city's Little Italy.
Terminal E at Boston Logan Airport will be undergoing renovations into 2015.
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.
The top 12 things to do in Boston during April 2014
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.
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.
New Year's Eve events and parties in Boston
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.
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Check out what's happening in Boston all this month
The Red Sox open their 2012 spring training with a new home in JetBlue Park.
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.
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.
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of August.
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.
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.
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.
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.
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.
Boston's MBTA public transportation system to offer late-night weekend service in 2014
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.
Delve into the haunted side of Boston with this trio of tours that explore and explain the haunts of the Hub past and present.
Five great Boston sandwich shops
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.
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Take a tour of a Boston landmark, the New England Aquarium.
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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.
Shop for fresh produce and artisanal products across Boston this summer
Fire + Ice offers two locations, one in Boston and one in Cambridge, to enjoy their unique dining concept. Choose your favorite ingredients, then watch as it is prepared before your eyes, with cocktails to wash it down.
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.
Check out Zagat’s picks for the top five steakhouses in Boston, including Grill 23 & Bar, Abe & Louie’s, and Capital Grille.
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.
Cask ‘n Flagon, a sports bar and grill near Fenway Park, is the place to go for Red Sox fun. They have shared their recipe for the flavorful and delicious Sweet Chili Beef Tips they serve up, so you can make it at home for family and friends.
Five Boston North End boutiques to find great antiques, home decor, jeans, jewelry, and gifts.
Boston MBTA commuter rail hires Keolis as its new operator
Boston welcomes new food truck vendors this summer.
In an aim to become a world-class biking city, Boston has launched a bike-share program that should dramatically improve the way both locals and tourists navigate and explore the city. The venture, sponsored by New Balance, will place dozens of bike stations throughout the greater Boston area, from where bikers can gain access to bikes for whatever need.
Fantastically fresh oysters, fabulous libations, and first-rate service make Island Creek Oyster Bar a must-visit for raw bar fans and wine connoisseurs.
Teeming with college students and young professionals, Allston is Boston’s most affordable option for housing in a real estate market that remains as competitive as any in the country. At the turn of the 20th century, Allston was home to railroad and stockyard facilities. Today, the neighborhood features a vibrant nightlife, with numerous dining and music options.
Best Boston bookstores
How to get to Boston's Seaport District Boston Fort Point Channel
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.
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.
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 5.
From Lanes and Games to Lucky Strike, Boston loves to bowl. Here are the top spots for bowling in Boston, including both 10-pin and candlepin lanes.
Oktoberfest, the annual beer festival in Germany, is a great excuse to get out around Boston and celebrate in the weeks to come. From parades, to beer gardens, to special dinners, celebrate at these five events.
How to get tickets for Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and New England Patriots games.
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.
History is on display at these eight National Parks in the Boston area,
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 Irish Heritage Trail is a great way to immerse oneself in the rich Irish of Boston.
The Government Center station on the Boston MBTA's Green Line will be closed through spring 2016.