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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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Things to Do in September in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.
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.
Even More Boston September Festivals
In mid- to late September, Boston gets celebratory with festivals for food, wine, music, and quirky local traditions.
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.
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.
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.
7 Boston Rooftop Bars for Summer Nights Out
Take advantage of summer weather by visiting these seven Boston rooftop bars.
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 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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Labor Day Weekend Events in Boston
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The 5 Prettiest Walks in Boston
The prettiest walks in and around Boston, from the Esplanade to Somerville's Community Path.
October 2014 Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, fashion shows, and cultural events throughout the month of October.
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.
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.
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.
Five Boston-NYC 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.
Navigating the 'T'
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Take the Train from Boston to Cape Cod
The CapeFLYER train offers train service from Boston to Cape Cod on summer weekends.
Guide to Boston Harborwalk
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.
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.
Free Things To Do In Boston During Fall
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.
A Walking Tour in and Around Boston's Seaport...
How to get to Boston's Seaport District Boston Fort Point Channel
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.
10 Can't-Miss Summer Attractions in Boston
Headed to Boston this summer? Be sure to check out these 10 can't-miss attractions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill
How to get to Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood
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.
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.
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.
Boston Harbor Hotel Provides Free Entertainment...
The Boston Harbor Hotel provides free entertainment all summer long at Rowes Wharf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Great Places to Go Shopping in Boston
Where to go shopping in Boston: Discover unique shops, antique stores, and boutiques around the city.
12 Things to Do in Boston in April 2015
The top 12 things to do in Boston during April 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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's Best Rock Clubs
Boston rock clubs are great places to see rock, hip-hop, hardcore punk, and jazz bands, plus stand-up comedians.
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.
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.
5 Great Kid-Friendly Parks in Boston
Carl Unger recommends five secret parks in Boston and Cambridge that are great for family fun.
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.
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.
Where to Eat in Boston in May
From Cinco de Mayo to Mother's Day, dining in Boston this May is a celebratory affair.
Five Ways To Spend the Holiday Season With...
Here are five ways to spend the holiday season with children this season.
Boston Twitter Accounts You Should Follow
New to Twitter? Here are some of the best accounts to follow to make the most of Boston.
Free Museum Day in Massachusetts
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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.
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.
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)
\$100 Million in New Renovations to Logan...
Terminal E at Boston Logan Airport will be undergoing renovations into 2015.
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.
5 Tips for Black Friday in Boston
How to plan the best day for shopping in Boston on Black Friday.
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.
A Walking Tour In and Around Boston's Copley...
Take a walk around Copley Square in the heart of Boston's Back Bay.
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.
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.
Boston Hotel Packages for Valentine's Day
Have a Valentine's Day weekend getaway with a romance package at a luxury Boston hotel.
Guide to Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation is a fascinating way to learn about America's past.
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.
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.
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.
August Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of August.
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.
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.
ImprovBoston Theatre in Cambridge
Have a night filled with laughs at ImprovBoston, where there is always something going on. Sketch and improv comedy shows and even comedy classes are available at this Central Square comedy spot.
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.
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.
Where to Shop in Boston's North End
Five Boston North End boutiques to find great antiques, home decor, jeans, jewelry, and gifts.
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.
Guide To Restaurant Week Boston
The next Boston Restaurant Week will take place in August, 2012.
A Walking Tour In and Around Kendall Square
The Kendall Band makes music at the Kendall Square T station in Cambridge.
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.
New Balance Climb
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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.
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:
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.
Peep's World
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Boston Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Boston Local Gift Guide for the 2013 Holidays
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.
Guide to King Richard's Faire
New England's largest Renaissance fair, King Richard's Faire, returns to Carver this fall.
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.
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.
Construction Zone
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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.
Kid Power
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New Boston Transit Improvements
New transportation upgrades are coming to Boston, including improvements to the Red and Orange MBTA lines.
Hood Milk Bottle
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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.
Where to Volunteer in Boston
Find nonprofits and other community organizations to volunteer in and around Boston.
Science Playground
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Green Roof
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Celebrate July 4th in Boston
The best ways to hear the Pops, see the fireworks, and get barbecue in Boston this July 4th.
A Guide to First Night Boston
First Night provides a family-friendly atmosphere with a plethora of options throughout Boston to choose from.
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.
10 Things to Do in Boston This July
From July 4th fireworks to free concerts and seafood festivals, July in Boston is full of celebrations.
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.
Boston March Events
From the St. Patrick's Day parade to Dine Out Boston, here's what to do in Boston March 2015.
Photo Tour of The New England Aquarium
Take a tour of a Boston landmark, the New England Aquarium.
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.
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.
Not an Artist? You Are at Boston's Paint Bar
Make your own painting with a night out at Boston's Paint Bar
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.
Top 5 Boston Bookstores
The best Boston bookstores, including the Harvard Book Store, Brookline Booksmith, and Trident Booksellers and Cafe.
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.
April School Vacation Ideas in Boston
Looking for way to keep children busy during April school vacation? Here are some events and attractions in Boston that are perfect for families with another week off school.
What to Do in Boston November 2014
What to do in and around Boston during November 2014.
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.
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.

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