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Last Boston question(7 posts)

Last Boston questionlotterypick
Nov 10, 2003 3:07 PM
What are the top two attractions on the Freedom Trail. I can make one, and maybe squeeze in one more. Old North CHurch, USS Constitution, bunker Hill, etc.

Thanks for your thoughts. And thanks for the eating guide. It really helped. Next time I go, I'll check out some of the other places listed!
I would hesitate to call them "attractions"TJeanloz
Nov 10, 2003 3:30 PM
But of the Freedom Trail bits, the USS Constitution is entertaining. Faneuil Hall is probably the best of the bunch though - it's sort of tourist Grand Central Station.
I would hesitate to call them "attractions"mackgoo
Nov 11, 2003 8:23 AM
Also the others are sort of out of town. Paul Revere's house is right there in town and the garve yard is too.
re: Last Boston questionDerf
Nov 11, 2003 8:45 AM
I live and work in the Boston area. Here are my thoughts. If you only have a short amount of time, skip the Constitution, it is a neat tour but it's a good walk from downtown and it's cold on the harbor. Skip Bunker Hill, iots a pretty big walk from town, but if you go walk around Charlestown, nice brown stones and an older feel. While there eat in the Warren Tavern. Pretty good food and alot of the old patriots used to go there (Washinton, etc.).

For my money, the Old North Church is the best bet. It is in the North End, a short walk from the financial district, government center and fanual hall. The North End is a traditionally Italian neighborhood. While there stop into one of the many small resteraunts, most are excelent. Just pick on that has a menu that you like (posted outside) in you price range. If you are not ready for a atleast stop at Mike's pastry for a canoli(sp).

Have fun,
re: Last Boston questionRubberbandman
Nov 11, 2003 9:32 AM
Boston is a very compact city. Even in a short amount of time you can see quite a bit. The North End is a cool place to walk around, but its small so it doesn't take very long. I would also suggest Beacon Hill, Boston Commons, Copley Sq (boston public library/trinity church area.

Charlestown does have an old feel but its also a neighborhood with a reputation, so if your not white you may not feel too comfy.

re: Last Boston questionDerf
Nov 11, 2003 10:34 AM
RBM makes some good points,
The walk the State House and the Becon Hill area to Copley Square is nice through the Common and Public Garden. The Frog Pond, an outdoor skating area in the common opens this weekend. Then head up Boylston to Copley Square. Although the Trinity church is under repair, try to head in. It is beautiful. Also, across from it is the Public Library. It has Romanesque architecture. Also, walk in, it is pretty need inside with Stone lions and an amaring old school reading room upstairs. The streets that parrellel Boyalston are pretty neat too. Newbury is a shopping street. Good people watching and everything from Brooks Brother and Armani to the Condom Store. Two streets over is Commonwealth Ave. A boulevard with a park down the middle and brownstones on eith side. Marlboro is between the two and is smaller and lined with Brownstones.

Have fun,
Frog Pond opens for skating tomorrow (Weds) night (nm)TJeanloz
Nov 11, 2003 10:41 AM