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Ten Places to go for Jazz Music 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.
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.
Even More Boston September Festivals
In mid- to late September, Boston gets celebratory with festivals for food, wine, music, and quirky local traditions.
October 2014 Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, fashion shows, and cultural events throughout the month of October.
Top Attractions in Boston
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.
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.
Top 10 Things to Do in September in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.
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 Top 5 Cigar Bars and Shops
Boston might enforce a smoking ban in public spaces, but Kate H. Knapp shows there are still a few places that invite you to enjoy a cigar or hookah.
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.
5 More Boston Seaport Restaurants
It's hard to choose where to eat in the Boston Seaport District, the city's hottest culinary destination. Five choices, from gastropubs to French bistros, satisfy a variety of appetites.
A Walking Tour of the Boston Freedom Trail
From the Old North Church to the Boston Common, the USS Constitution to the Old State House, the Freedom Trail is amazing from start to finish.
A Guide to the Best Fenway Park Bars
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.
Boston Duck Tours - Duck Tours in Boston -...
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.
7 Boston Rooftop Bars for Summer Nights Out
Take advantage of summer weather by visiting these seven Boston rooftop bars.
Ten Roof Top Bars in Boston
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.
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.
Free Museum Day in Massachusetts
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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.
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.
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.
Five Boston-NYC Bus Lines to Suit All Budgets
Five bus lines easily connect travelers between Boston and New York City.
Navigating the 'T'
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Ten Great Restaurants for Seafood in Boston
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.
5 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Boston
Indoor activities in Boston need not be boring. From bowling to rock climbing, here are five things to do in Boston when it's rainy.
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 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).
What to Do in Boston November 2014
What to do in and around Boston during November 2014.
Explore Boston with Car and Ride Sharing Services
Five ride-share and car-share companies make it easy to get around Boston without a car.
Three Restaurants in the Boston Area Open 24...
When you want a bite to eat in the middle of the night, look no further then these three options in Boston and Cambridge.
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.
Boston's Best Margaritas
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.
National Lobster Day Specials in Boston
Celebrate National Lobster Day on June 15 with these crustacean-inspired dishes at Boston area restaurants.
Guide to Boston Harborwalk
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.
Where to Hear Live Jazz in Boston
Boston's best jazz clubs, from Scullers to Wally's, Regattabar to the Beehive, cover funk, blues, jazz, and salsa.
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.
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.
Where to Find the Best Pizza in Boston
The Boston Travel expert recommends seven places to eat pizza in Boston, from Area Four to Santarpio's. New York style, Sicilian, Neapolitan pizza -- Boston has it all.
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:
Halloween Events In Boston
From discovering Boston’s grizzly history to Halloween at the zoo, Boston celebrates the season in various ways.
Blue Man Group in Boston
For an unforgettable evening in Boston, head to the Charles Playhouse to see a Blue Man Group show. Featuring lights, live music, and plenty of fun from the three blue men, it is a unique experience.
A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill
How to get to Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood
Free Things To Do In Boston During Fall
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.
8 Places to Eat and Drink in Boston's Seaport...
There are so many Boston Seaport restaurants to choose from, so we've put together a Boston Seaport District food/drink itinerary for an entire weekend.
Guide to King Richard's Faire
New England's largest Renaissance fair, King Richard's Faire, returns to Carver this fall.
Fun Places for Kids in Boston
Visit the best Boston attractions for families with fun things to do for kids.
A Walking Tour In and Around Boston's Copley...
Take a walk around Copley Square in the heart of Boston's Back Bay.
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.
Five Ways To Spend the Holiday Season With...
Here are five ways to spend the holiday season with children this season.
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.
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.
Free Things to Do in Boston
A visit to Boston doesn't have to be expensive. Check out these free things to do in Boston and Cambridge, including walking tours, brewery samples, and concerts.
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.
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.
Karaoke Boston: Sing the Night Away in 12...
From the Courtside Lounge to Limelight Studios, karaoke in Boston is sure to be a memorable night.
A Walking Tour in and Around Boston's Seaport...
How to get to Boston's Seaport District Boston Fort Point Channel
The 5 Prettiest Walks in Boston
The prettiest walks in and around Boston, from the Esplanade to Somerville's Community Path.
7 Great Places to Go Shopping in Boston
Where to go shopping in Boston: Discover unique shops, antique stores, and boutiques around the city.
The 5 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Boston
You don't have to leave Boston or Cambridge to see spectacular fall foliage. Here are my five picks for great places in Boston to see fall color.
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.
5 Tips for Black Friday in Boston
How to plan the best day for shopping in Boston on Black Friday.
Where to Shop in Boston's North End
Five Boston North End boutiques to find great antiques, home decor, jeans, jewelry, and gifts.
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.
Take the Train from Boston to Cape Cod
The CapeFLYER train offers train service from Boston to Cape Cod on summer weekends.
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.
\$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.
Boston Cultural Connector Offers Hop On Hop Off...
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.
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.
Haunted Boston: A Self-Guided Ghost Tour
Take a self-guided ghost tour of greater Boston's most haunted places, starting at Fort Warren in the Boston Harbor Islands.
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.
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.
Up in Lights: A Step-by-Step Boston Movie Tour
Boston has had many movies filmed in the city, especially since 2007 when Governor Patrick enacted a tax credit for studios.
5 Things to Do in Boston Before Summer Ends
August in Boston means Dine Out Boston, Boston Comic Con, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Fenway.
3 Reasons to Take a Day Trip to Gloucester
Carl Unger shows why Gloucester is a great day trip for one-of-a-kind shopping, scenic hikes, and gourmet dining.
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 summer weekends.
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.
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.
Where to Eat in Boston in May
From Cinco de Mayo to Mother's Day, dining in Boston this May is a celebratory affair.
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.
Boston's 5 Best Red Sox Bars
No Fenway tickets? No problem! Sports writer Carl Unger picks his five favorite Boston bars to catch a Red Sox game.
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Boston Twitter Accounts You Should Follow
New to Twitter? Here are some of the best accounts to follow to make the most of Boston.
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.
5 Restaurants in Boston with Easy Parking
Check out the Boston travel expert's picks for five Boston restaurants with easy parking.
12 Things to Do in Boston this June
From the Scooper Bowl to a dragon boat festival, here's what to do in Boston in June 2015.
Rose Kennedy Greenway Sculpture Soars over...
As If It Were Already Here, local artist Janet Echelman's new fiber art sculpture, soars above the Rose Kennedy Greenway near South Station.
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.
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.
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Peep's World
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Where to Go Apple Picking Near Boston
If you're planning to go apple picking near Boston, check out these tips to make the most of your trip.
Travel Tips for Red Sox Spring Training
Head to Ft. Myers, Florida, to catch a pre-season Red Sox game in March and April.
Boston's Best Seafood Restaurants
Kate H. Knapp picks six laid-back Boston restaurants for fresh seafood, from Union Oyster House to the No Name restaurant.
A Visitor's Guide to a New England Revolution...
Carl Unger outlines everything you need to know if you want to check out a New England Revolution match.
Where to Volunteer in Boston
Find nonprofits and other community organizations to volunteer in and around Boston.
12 Things to Do in Boston This May
From Boston Calling to beer festivals, here are my picks for the top 12 things to do in Boston this May.
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.
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.
Boston Volunteer Opportunities – Boston...
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:
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.
10 Can't-Miss Summer Attractions in Boston
Headed to Boston this summer? Be sure to check out these 10 can't-miss attractions.
Boston's Free Outdoor Summer Movies are Back
Free summer movie showings are back for summer 2015 in Boston at the Hatch Shell, the Prudential Center, and the Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf.
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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.
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.
Shop Boston's 2014 Holiday Markets
Shop for unique and one-of-a-kind gifts at a Boston holiday market, including the SoWa Holiday Market, the Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair, and more.
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.
Top 12 Boston Holiday Shows
Boston's best holiday concerts and cultural performances for the Christmas season.
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.
5 Minor League Baseball Teams Near Boston
Boston's minor league baseball tickets are cheap (less expensive than a movie) and a hot dog and a beer won't kill your entire vacation budget, says sports writer Carl Unger.
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.
Mario Batali's Babbo Opens in Boston's Seaport...
Go hungry and bring a friend to Mario Batali's new Babbo Italian restaurant in Boston's Seaport District, says food writer Kate H. Knapp.
Kenmore Square Walking Tour
Take a walking tour of Boston's Kenmore Square. One of the city’s most popular destinations, the Kenmore Square area of the Fenway features a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options for sports, club, and college crowds.
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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.
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.
Sample Some of Boston's Best Chowder at...
Sample some of the best chowder that Boston has to offer at the annual Chowderfest.
Enjoy Year-Round Luxury at the Four Seasons...
Picture-perfect views of the Boston Public Garden and luxury accommodations await at the Four Seasons Boston.
The Donkey Show at Oberon in Cambridge
Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Donkey Show puts on a rollicking live disco theater performance every Saturday night in Harvard Square.
A Walking Tour In and Around Kendall Square
The Kendall Band makes music at the Kendall Square T station in Cambridge.
One Fund Boston to Make Second Round of Donations
One Fund Boston will distribute a second round of grants to Boston Marathon victims and their families in July 2014
7 Boston Bachelorette Party Ideas
From scavenger hunts to spa days, find Boston bachelorette party recommendations that will suit all types of brides (and budgets)
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.
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.
Things to Do in Boston on a Date
Take advantage of romantic Boston attractions with a great Boston date night.
Celebrate Halloween 2014 in Boston
From nightclubs to family-friendly cruises, here's where to celebrate Halloween 2014 in Boston.
12 Things to Do in Boston in April 2015
The top 12 things to do in Boston during April 2015
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.
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.
Photo Tour of The New England Aquarium
Take a tour of a Boston landmark, the New England Aquarium.
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.
More Food Trucks Roll into Boston
Boston welcomes new food truck vendors this summer.
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.
3 Reasons to Take a Day Trip to Northampton
Shop at Thorne's Marketplace, dine and drink at Northampton Brewery, and take in a show at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton.
Where to Eat in Boston This August
Picks for August dining in Boston include a summer beer series dinner at Posto and the opening of Bastille, a new Boston Seaport restaurant.
Boston St. Patrick's Day Events 2015
Boston St. Patrick's Day events for 2015 include the Southie St. Patrick's Day parade, a St. Patrick's pub crawl, and Dropkick Murphys concerts.
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.
A Walking Tour in and Around Porter Square
Local and international art, food, and music meet in Cambridge's Porter Square.
Stay at Boston's Verb Hotel for a Rockin' Good...
Check out our photo gallery to see why the Verb Hotel is a hip place to stay when visiting Boston.
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.
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.
5 Great Kid-Friendly Parks in Boston
Carl Unger recommends five secret parks in Boston and Cambridge that are great for family fun.
Boston Hotel Packages for Valentine's Day
Have a Valentine's Day weekend getaway with a romance package at a luxury Boston hotel.

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