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Old 10-06-2016, 11:19 AM
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Coming to Boston next week for a couple nights with the wife and twin 12yo girls.

Looking for some good food, good place for a drink, etc.

If you have a recommendation let me know.

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Old 10-06-2016, 11:32 AM
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Anywhere in the Northend from Rowes wharf to the USS Constitution...stop in at the New England aquarium on the way..
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by palmetto1 View Post
Coming to Boston next week for a couple nights with the wife and twin 12yo girls.

Looking for some good food, good place for a drink, etc.

If you have a recommendation let me know.

Chris
Food - go to North end and pick one - you cannot go wrong
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:43 AM
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Had a fantastic meal here a few weeks ago..... http://monicasboston.com/trattoria/
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:45 AM
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SeaPort Landing Area South Boston
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:52 AM
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If you have time walk the Freedom Trail. Your daughters will learn about our history since they don't really teach that anymore.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:56 AM
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If you have time walk the Freedom Trail. Your daughters will learn about our history since they don't really teach that anymore.
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If you have time walk the Freedom Trail. Your daughters will learn about our history since they don't really teach that anymore.
x3 for the Freedom Trail.

You don't have to do the whole trail. Old North Church, the nearby cemetaries (very creepy), the square where the Boston Massacre took place, etc etc.

As mentioned, the aquarium is a very good one, and don't miss the USS Constitution either. If they enjoy museums, the Museum of Science is worth the price of admission.

If you're in the North End at dinner time and like pizza, we always enjoy Regina's Pizzeria at 11 1/2 Thacher Street. Then it's just a short walk to Hanover Street for dessert (canollis!) at Micheals bakery.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:36 PM
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It would help to know what part of Boston you're staying in. The duck tours are nice in you're in Back Bay.

I agree with MOST of what thespit said, but please get the cannoli from Modern pastry - better than Mike's pastry.

Google "modern pastry vs mike's pastry" and you'll see what I'm talking about. Modern also has epic lobster tails.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:12 AM
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Make sure you take the girls to Roxbury at night. It is a lot of fun. The gunfire is like fireworks!

If the girls (or you, I guess) like to shop, Newbury Street and Boylston St. and the Prudential Center in the Back Bay is good. Lots of good restaurants in the area. Top of the Hub. The Public Gardens are at the beginning of the streets. Fun to just walk around and people watch too. Franklin Park Zoo is a good place. South Boston, err "Southie", and Castle Island are fun as well.

*just to be clear, DO NOT TAKE THE GIRLS TO ROXBURY AT NIGHT. Anytime actually.*
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:35 AM
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Newbury St is a great walk, cool shops etc. Pretty sure there is still a shop that is not appropriate for 12 year old girls though, but it is easily skipped.

Another vote for the Freedom Trail too. Walked most of it with my wife. We didn't use the guide and also didn't cross the river to the last two (?) stops. Great way to see the city and very easily walked.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:50 AM
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http://www.rinosplace.com/

I'm first generation Italian, I know real Italian food this is about as good as it gets, Lobster Ravioli is incredible. Get there early (better yet go for lunch) I went on a Tuesday in November at 5:30 for dinner and still waited 90 minutes. For a guy that hates to wait 3 minutes for minute rice and gets road rage in 5 minute of traffic I would wait 2 hours to eat there, it's is well, well, well worth the wait and surprisingly inexpensive compared to other restaurants in town.

My wife is from Boston and every time we go back we take our kids to a different part of the Freedom Trail, if you are not going to be back any time soon take the duck tour it covers allot. If you have an Aquarium around where you live skip the one in Boston it's good but not great. Your daughter is probably a little too old for the Science Center but it's very cool.

If you have the coin there is a chance the Red Sox may be playing scalp the worst tickets in the house and go to a game, that's a once in a lifetime chance to go to that park for a playoff game.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:57 AM
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Boston is a great city, eat in the North End, walk around Faneuil Hall, take a duck tour. If the weather is nice it should be an awesome weekend for you. Red Sox are in the playoffs on Sunday and Monday ( If needed ) if you are around then.
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Beacon Hill is getting completely decorated for Halloween (doing my place next week). North End, aquarium, faneuil hall, up to Beacon Hill & the common/garden and back to newbury street. Emmets is a great pub on the way to the Hill.
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:44 PM
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Staying at The Boston Park Plaza on Arlington Street
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La Familia restaurant in the North End for dinner. Mike's pastries for desert. Get a cannoli.
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Take the duckboat tour it's great!
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So you're in Back Bay. That's the one section that was actually laid out with some thought, as it was added much later. The short one way streets alternate direction, and they are in alphabetical order - arlington, berkeley clarendon, dartmouth, exeter, etc.

You are really close to the public garden, but I think the swan boats might be gone for the winter already. Take a stroll through the garden. Walk down stuart st, in the opposite direction of the garden, towards the Hancock tower, and by the mall is where you get info for duck tours.

Right across from your hotel on Columbus is Smith & Wollensky's, an outstanding steak house, albeit a bit pricey. My daughter likes the mac & cheese (she's 12) at the Parish Cafe on Boylston, plus they have awesome beers there. She also likes Viga for pizza on the corner of clarendon & stuart. It's directly opposite the Hancock tower. Back Bay Sandwich is hard to find from outside (by corner of Berkeley and St. James) but there is a door just to the left of Fire & Ice that leads you into an inside strip mall. Walk past Subway sandwich and you'll see it. The best place for sandwiches at lunch. If yo go in at noontime on a weekday, be prepared to wait 15 minutes before you can order. When they ask if want a pickle, say yes as they're quite good.

While not the same as Mike's or Modern, the desserts at Flour (on Clarendon, by the post office) are pretty good.

Everything I mentioned is within walking distance from Park Plaza. Nice hotel by the way. Hope this helps.
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Love Flour - double chocolate cookies are amazing as are their granola bars.
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