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Top 12 Boston Holiday Shows
Boston's best holiday concerts and cultural performances for the Christmas 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.
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.
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.
Boston December Events
Things to do in Boston in December 2014
New Year's Eve in Boston
Most local bars, restaurants, and nightclubs will be throwing parties ranging from the black tie optional event at the Top of the Hub to the much lower-key atmospheres of area bars and pubs.
Great Places to Ski Within Two Hours of Boston
You don’t have to drive four hours to settle your itch for downhill adventure. There are plenty of quality ski areas within a two-hour drive of Boston.
Three Spots to Smoke Cigars in Boston
Sometimes you just want to kick back and smoke a stogie. These three cigar bars in the area will allow you to relax and lounge on comfy couches, while you are surrounded by other cigar enthusiasts.
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.
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.
Boston Attractions Your Kids Will Love
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 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.
New Year's Eve Dining in Boston
A number of area restaurants are offering special dining deals and menus to ring in 2012.
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.
Boston Holiday Gift Guide 2014
The 2014 Boston Holiday Gift Guide features holiday gifts for foodies, families, and fans.
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.
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.
A Guide to First Night Boston
First Night provides a family-friendly atmosphere with a plethora of options throughout Boston to choose from.
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.
Five Ways To Spend the Holiday Season With...
Here are five ways to spend the holiday season with children this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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'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.
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.
December Dining Events in Boston
The best dining events in Boston this December include holiday lunches at Grill23, the feast of the seven fishes at Legal Harborside, and hot chocolate pop-up shops around town.
The Freedom Trail Walking Tour
The Old State House sits at a very busy intersection in downtown Boston. It was here that the Declaration of Independence was first read to the Massachusetts public from the balcony in 1776. Just outside the State House, you’ll find a circle of cobblestones that commemorates the Boston Massacre. Page 7.
Navigating the 'T'
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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 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.
Green Line Extension Project Getting Underway
MBTA Green Line Extension Plans Underway
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 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.
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:
Boston Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Boston Local Gift Guide for the 2013 Holidays
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.
A Walking Tour of Boston's Seaport District
How to get to Boston's Seaport District Boston Fort Point Channel
7 Great Places to Go Shopping in Boston
Where to go shopping in Boston: Discover unique shops, antique stores, and boutiques around the city.
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.
Where to See Boston Tree Lightings This Holiday...
From the 73rd annual lighting of the Boston Common Christmas tree to the Somerville Illuminations tour, there are a lot of holiday lights to see in Boston this holiday season.
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.
Lighting of Boston's Official Christmas Tree
The lighting of the official Boston Christmas tree is an historic partnership dating back 40 years.
Plan a Cozy Getaway at a Boston Bed and Breakfast
With luxurious amenities, sleek decor, and sumptuous breakfasts, five Boston inns redefine the bed-and-breakfast experience.
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.
A Walk Around Boston's Theater District
Despite a relatively compact Theater District, Boston has a robust offering of plays, musicals, comedy shows, and crowd-appealing spectacles to suit any taste.
A Top Chef Boston Tour
Visit the Boston restaurants, historic sites,and attractions featured in Top Chef's 12th season.
The Santa Speedo Run in Boston
Half-dressed runners take to the streets every December in the annual Santa Speedo Run in Boston's Back Bay.
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.
Five Boston-NYC Bus Lines to Suit All Budgets
Five bus lines easily connect travelers between Boston and New York City.
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.
Peep's World
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Legal Sea Foods in Boston
Head in to Legal Sea Foods for fresh fish and wine. With locations throughout Massachusetts, they have become the place to go for clam chowder, crab cakes, and lobster, and other area favorites.
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.
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.
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.
Boston New Year's Eve Festivities
Check out New Year's Eve holiday menus, events, the First Night festival, and parties in Boston to ring in 2015.
New Balance Climb
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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.
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.
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.
Boston Twitter Accounts You Should Follow
New to Twitter? Here are some of the best accounts to follow to make the most of Boston.
Q&A With Local Just Desserts Contestant Nelson...
Nelson Paz, Executive Pastry Chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, has shared some information about his experience on the upcoming season of Top Chef's Just Desserts. Find out more about his background and his thoughts on the show with this interview.
A Walking Tour of Boston's North End
Take a walk around the North End, Boston's oldest neighborhood and the city's Little Italy.
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.
Kid Power
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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.
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.
5 Tips for Black Friday in Boston
How to plan the best day for shopping in Boston on Black Friday.
Logan Airport Parking Tips
From short-term to long-term parking and everything in between, here's what you need to know about parking at Logan Airport.
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.
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.
Where to Volunteer in Boston
Find nonprofits and other community organizations to volunteer in and around Boston.
T Late-Night Hours Start Strong with 500K...
Boston's MBTA public transportation system to offer late-night weekend service in 2014
Science Playground
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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.
Free Things To Do In Boston During Fall
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.
Mass Pike Pru Tunnel Under Construction
The Pru Tunnel at the Mass Pike will be closed to one lane in each direction during weekends through April
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.
Save Money with Boston Local Deals
Five sites, including Amazon and Groupon, offer local deals for Boston. Find deals for Boston dining, attractions, tours, and souvenirs.
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.
12 Things to Do in Boston in April 2014
The top 12 things to do in Boston during April 2014
The Green Roof
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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.
A Walking Tour of Boston's Copley Square
Take a walk around Copley Square in the heart of Boston's Back Bay.
Top Five Boston Bookstores
Best Boston bookstores
Savor and Share World Flavors at Sarma
Sarma, Ana Sortun's Somerville restaurant, lives up to the hype with outstanding tapas-style Turkish and Mediterranean 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.
Construction Zone
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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.
Free Museum Day in Massachusetts
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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.
Top 10 Things to Do in September in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.
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.
La Brasa Brings Flavorful Fusion to East...
Part of East Somerville's ongoing rejuvenation, La Brasa offers a shareable feast to suit many tastes.
October 2014 Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, fashion shows, and cultural events throughout the month of October.
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
5 Boston Restaurants with Easy Parking
Park for free in a lot or covered garage at Earl's Kitchen and Bar in Somerville's Assembly Row.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
\$100 Million in New Renovations to Logan...
Terminal E at Boston Logan Airport will be undergoing renovations into 2015.
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.
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.
Five Tips for the Boston Spring Real Estate Rush
Five tips to help home buyers navigate the competitive Boston real estate market
Congrats to the World Champion Boston Red Sox!
The Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series Champions. We look back at the team's incredible baseball season.
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.
JetBlue Announces Baggage Fees, Reduced Legroom
JetBlue, Logan Airport's largest carrier, will introduce baggage fees and reduced legroom in 2015.
Kendall Square Walking Tour
The Kendall Band makes music at the Kendall Square T station in Cambridge.
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.
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.
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.
Follow Boston Chefs on Twitter
Get the best Boston dining recommendations by following local Boston chefs on Twitter
Best Places for Mother's Day Brunch in Boston
Treat Mom to a special brunch this Mother's Day. Here are some of the Boston restaurants offering special menus this year.
Boston January Events
Things to do in Boston, from museum exhibits to wine festivals, in January 2014.
Smoking Now Banned in Boston Parks
Smoking in a Boston city park now comes with a $250 fine
Beneventos in Boston
Head to Beneventos in the North End for dining in an upscale pizzeria. Featuring a variety of pasta dishes as well, there are plenty of favorites on the menu, with tasty drinks to wash it down.
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.
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.
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.
Guide to Boston Harborwalk
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.
Boston Dining Picks for November 2014
Where to eat in Boston this November? Here are seven picks ranging from a donut competition to movie-inspired Italian feasts.
The Irish Heritage Trail in Boston
The Irish Heritage Trail is a great way to immerse oneself in the rich Irish of Boston.
Kenmore Square Walking Tour
The historic Landmark Center features a Bed Bath, and Beyond, Best Buy, REI, and a movie theater. It is the closest Cineplex to Boston University, and thus a popular destination for college kids. Page 9.
Boston's TD Garden
Since replacing the venerable Boston Garden in 1995, the TD Garden, which opened as the FleetCenter, the home of the Boston Bruins and Celtics has hosted its share of historic events, including the Celtics’ 2007-08 NBA title run.
A Walking Tour in and Around Boston's South End
SoWa Open Market walking tour. Boston. Page 2.
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.
New Boston Transit Improvements
New transportation upgrades are coming to Boston, including improvements to the Red and Orange MBTA lines.
10 Things to Do in Boston This May
From Boston Calling to beer festivals, here are my picks for the top 10 things to do in Boston this May.
UpStairs on the Square Hosts a Variety of...
One of Harvard Squares best restaurants hosts a variety of events all spring and summer long, at Upstairs on the Square. Check out a list of what's going on there in the months to come.
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.
Hood Milk Bottle
Boston. Page 9.
Puritan & Company Honored Julia Child with...
Puritan & Company Julia Child Dinner to be held 3/26/2014
The Best Parking Value in Downtown Boston
Let's say you're heading to downtown Boston - maybe for dinner and a movie, to see a show in the Theater District, or simply to sightsee in and around Boston
Holiday Lights in Boston's Back Bay
See images of holiday lights in Boston's Back Bay.
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.
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.
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.
Simons IMAX Theater
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