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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.
6 Top Shopping Malls in Boston
From electronics, upscale fashion and jewelry, to specialty foods, Boston-area shopping malls aren’t exactly your typical suburban variety.
Top Attractions in Boston for Kids and Families
From The Children's Museum to the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston offers a wide array of attractions that will compel both kids and parents. The fact that children might learn something along the way at many of these top picks is just a bonus.
Where to Find the Best Bars in Fenway Park
If you’re lucky enough to have Red Sox tickets, you’ll find a slew of options in the vicinity of Fenway Park and Kenmore Square. Here are some of the best.
Calendar of September Events in Boston
The doorstep to fall, September is one of the busiest months on the Boston calendar. Here’s a look of some the event highlights for September 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boston: October Activities and Events
Bostonians embrace these days of autumn, among the most spectacular that the city has to offer.
Is There Decent Pizza in Boston?
From the North End to collegiate classics, Boston can hold its own when it comes to pizza. Here’s a list of ten of the city’s best.
All-You-Can-Mangia at Boston's North End Feasts...
The North End feasts, including the popular Fishermen's Feast and the Feast of St. Anthony, take place most weekends in August.
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.
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.
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.
Navigating the 'T'
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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.
A Guide To Boston Farmers Markets
According to the Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets, about 195 markets opened for business this year, including a good number in the Boston area. Many of these markets open early in the summer and run through October or November. Here is a list of those closest to Boston, with hours and parking information (where applicable).
Top 8 Spots for Pizza in Cambridge
From casual to upscale restaurants, the following eight spots offer the best crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings Cambridge has to offer.
New Boston Transit Improvements
New transportation upgrades are coming to Boston, including improvements to the Red and Orange MBTA lines.
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.
Labor Day Weekend Events in Boston
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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.
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.
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.
Things to Do in August in Boston
From ice cream shops, to concerts, outdoor movies, and restaurants where you can dine al fresco, there is no shortage of ways to spend summer in Boston. Check out this collection of articles on things to do this August.
Top 10 Things to Do in September in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.
Boston Beaches You Can Reach by T
Want to hit the beach but leave the car at home? Here are four Boston area beaches accessible by public transportation.
A Guide to Boston'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.
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.
Calendar of August Events in Boston
The final, full month of summer offers a host of activities, from Patriots training camp to the August Moon Festival, as Boston preps for the Student Invasion within weeks.
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.
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.
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.
Travel Tips for Boston's Logan Airport
Tried-and-true tips to make your Boston Logan Airport travel experience go smoothly.
The 5 Prettiest Walks in Boston
The prettiest walks in and around Boston, from the Esplanade to Somerville's Community Path.
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.
Take the Train from Boston to Cape Cod
The CapeFLYER train offers train service from Boston to Cape Cod on summer weekends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calendar of April Events in Boston
April offers one of the best months Boston has to offer, with the Boston Marathon and baseball’s return. Here’s a look of some the highlights for April.
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.
Christmas in Boston
Here’s a look at some of the many Christmas events happening this month.
Green Line Extension Project Getting Underway
MBTA Green Line Extension Plans Underway
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.
Guide to Boston Harborwalk
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.
Sunday afternoons at the SoWa Open Market
Every Sunday from May until October, the SoWa Open Market offers Bostonians the opportunity to participate in a unique shopping experience with a host of artisans, food trucks, and a farmer’s market on hand in the South End of the 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.
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'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.
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
10 Can't-Miss Summer Attractions in Boston
Headed to Boston this summer? Be sure to check out these 10 can't-miss attractions.
The Freedom Trail Walking Tour
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.
Boston Harbor Hotel Provides Free Entertainment...
The Boston Harbor Hotel provides free entertainment all summer long at Rowes Wharf.
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.
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.
10 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 2014.
Boston's 5 Most Historic Hotels
Five Boston historic hotels--from the Liberty Hotel to the Boston Park Plaza--make your next getaway uniquely memorable.
Boston Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Boston Local Gift Guide for the 2013 Holidays
A Self-Guided Tour of Boston in the Movies
The Boston Public Garden was used in Good Will Hunting.
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.
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.
Guide To Restaurant Week Boston
The next Boston Restaurant Week will take place in August, 2012.
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.
Valentine's Day Hotel Packages in Boston
If you're looking for a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day, a host of Boston hotels are offering special packages featuring an array of special features.
Five Cambridge Restaurants Featuring Burgers...
Try new and unique burgers in Cambridge at five restaurants in the area. Featuring specialty burgers on the menu or a list of ingredients to allow you to create your own perfect burger, you are sure to find a new favorite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Track the T with Boston Transit Apps
Know when your Boston MBTA train or bus is coming with a transit app
Endless Possibilities at Fire + Ice
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.
T to Run Until 3 a.m. on Weekends in 2014
Boston's MBTA public transportation system to offer late-night weekend service in 2014
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.
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.
Five Boston-NY Bus Lines to Suit All Budgets
Five bus lines easily connect travelers between Boston and New York City.
Taste of the NFL Kickoff Party in the Back Bay
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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.
Free Things To Do In Boston During Fall
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.
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.
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.
Guide to King Richard's Faire
New England's largest Renaissance fair, King Richard's Faire, returns to Carver this fall.
August Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of August.
Halloween Events In Boston
From discovering Boston’s grizzly history to Halloween at the zoo, Boston celebrates the season in various ways.
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.
Free Museum Day in Massachusetts
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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.
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.
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.
Five Websites Featuring Offers to Save Money on...
Check out this list of five websites featuring dining deals, where you simply purchase a voucher online. Dine out for half the price or even more by buying daily deals from these websites to save on dining in Boston.
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.
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.
Calendar of November Events in Boston
Check out what's happening in Boston all this month
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.
Lighting of Boston's Official Christmas Tree
The lighting of the official Boston Christmas tree is an historic partnership dating back 40 years.
National Parks in the Boston Area
History is on display at these eight National Parks in the Boston area,
October Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, fashion shows, and cultural events throughout the month of October.
Boston Ghost Tours
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 Spots to Celebrate Oktoberfest
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.
12 Things to Do in Boston in April 2014
The top 12 things to do in Boston during April 2014
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.
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.
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.
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
Boston's Soofa Benches Offer Solar Power...
Soofa benches in Boston, Cambridge, and Wellesley offer free on-the-go solar-powered charging stations for smartphones and tablets.
Where to Volunteer in Boston
Find nonprofits and other community organizations to volunteer in and around Boston.
Can Boston Become a Late-Night City?
Boston strives to become a late-night city with extended weekend hours on the T, food truck service until midnight, and a newly established mayoral late-night task force.
A Guide to Spookyworld
Get spooked this Halloween season with another edition of the classic New England attraction SpookyWorld.
Celebrate Pride Week in Boston
From the 44th annual Boston Pride Parade to block parties, Pride in Boston welcomes all revelers.
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.
Boston New Year's Eve 2014 Festivities
New Year's Eve events and parties in Boston
Boston's Best Sandwiches
Five great Boston sandwich shops
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.
Boston National Poetry Month Festival at the...
Boston National Poetry Festival at the BPL April 10-13
The Irish Heritage Trail in Boston
The Irish Heritage Trail is a great way to immerse oneself in the rich Irish of Boston.
A Walking Tour in and Around Boston's Seaport...
How to get to Boston's Seaport District Boston Fort Point Channel
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.
A New Operator for the MBTA Commuter Rail
Boston MBTA commuter rail hires Keolis as its new operator
\$100 Million in New Renovations to Logan...
Terminal E at Boston Logan Airport will be undergoing renovations into 2015.
Boston 2013: The Year in Review
The Top 10 Events That Shaped 2013 in Boston
Boston's Best Irish Pubs
Here are nine of the best places to hoist a pint of Guinness in Boston.
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.
A Walking Tour In and Around Boston’s...
Take a walk around Copley Square in the heart of Boston's Back Bay.
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.
Kenmore Square Walking Tour
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.
A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill
How to get to Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood
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.
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.
Legoland Boston is Now Open
Boston's Legoland Discovery Center is now open in Somerville's Assembly Row, but adults, take note: You must have an accompanying child to enter.
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
A Guide to First Night Boston
First Night provides a family-friendly atmosphere with a plethora of options throughout Boston to choose from.
One Fund Boston Still Accepting Donations
The One Fund Boston is still taking donations to assist victims of the Marathon attacks
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.
Tribute to Julia Child at Puritan & Company on...
Puritan & Company Julia Child Dinner to be held 3/26/2014
Coolidge Corner Walking Tour
Take a walking tour of Coolidge Corner, at the crossroads of Beacon St. and Harvard Ave., the cultural hub of Brookline, an independent village just west of Boston.
New Security Regulations Announced for 2014...
If you're attending the 2014 Boston Marathon, here are the security precautions to consider.
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.
King’s Bowling Billiards and Lounge Review
Check out this King's review to find out more about the Boston hotspot. Play pool, bowl, eat, drink, and so much more at King's any day of the week.
Boston Restaurant Week Re-named Dine Out Boston
Boston Restaurant Week is now Dine Out Boston
Boston's Free Outdoor Summer Movies are Back
Free summer movie showings are back for summer 2014 in Boston at the Hatch Shell, the Prudential Center, and the Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf.
More Food Trucks Roll into Boston
Boston welcomes new food truck vendors this summer.
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