Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market, Boston
Favorite thing: One of the most notable fixtures in Boston besides it's buildings and historical land marks are the horse drawn buggies through out the city, expecially near Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market. When we went on our ride over 15 years ago it cost about $10 per person. I don't have a clue as to what it would be now. You can't deny the romance of going on a horse and buggy ride through the streets of Boston.
The city of Boston finally has free Wi Fi Internet hotspots. One is in Quincy Market, Another is at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, near Long Wharf.
Network Name (SSID) GalaxyFreeWifi
Quincy Market is a big tourist spot in Boston and is on all the maps. Now you can connect to VirtualTourist and email friends about your travels to Boston while shopping or eating in Quincy Market.
Fondest memory: Updated November 2007:
I was using my computer last night in Quincy Market. The SSID was now something like BostonWireless.
Also I was downloading mp3 files. After a several files, a screen came up which said my download limit as exceeded my limit. This was from the Quincy Market wi-fi, not the web site I was on. I was unable to use the internet after that that.
On October 28, 2006, Arnold "Red" Auerbach, the patriarch of the Boston Celtics, passed away. He was the architect of the Celtics basketball dynasty in the 1960s, as well as the man responsible for bringing Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson, and Danny Ainge to the Green for their championship runs in the 1980s. He was also responsible for bringing one of the first black players in the NBA (Bill Russell) to then-racist Boston (Interestingly, if the Red Sox had such courage in 1946, they could have had Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, and Roberto Clemente on the same team... but I digress...), then a few years later making the controversial move of elevating Russell to Player/Coach. Incredibly, just 20 years later, Auerbach was acccused of being racist for fielding a predominantly white team in the 1980s. Auerbach made a classic response: "Most teams (in the NBA) have a bunch of black players being led by a white coach. The Celtics have a bunch of white players being led by a black coach (K.C. Jones). Now you tell me who's being racist!"
Red, thanks for the championships, for the history, and for simply being yourself against all of the naysayers. You will be sorely missed.
Qunicy Market is located next to Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston. The marketplace was built in the 1800 to keep up with the growing needs of the expanding city. In the 1960's, Quincy Market built up this area into a collection of shopping and eating establishments.
Although the concept of an outdoor mall is commonplace in every city, the colonial stylr architecture of Qunicy Market makes it a bit different from the traditional urban sprawl byproducts you see in any other city. Its worth a look, even if you only walk past it to get to the Starbucks in Faneuil Hall.
When visiting Boston, a wonderful attraction for tourists is Quincy Market. Quincy Market is filled with plenty of good places to eat, wonderful kiosks for purchasing souveneirs, and just soaking in the Boston air.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Boston was my sight-seeing. I spent the majority of my trip wandering around the city, going in and out of wonderful stores and cafes. To stand and just admire the beautiful skyscrapers is truly magnificent!
It is known as the "cradle of liberty," and has served as an open meeting hall for more than 250 years.
It was here on November 5, 1773 that John Hancock and other Bostonians held the first "tea" meeting.
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Fondest memory: Faneuil Hall is a touristy shopping/dining center in Boston's historical downtown. While we stayed away from the craziness of the crowds, the Abercromie and Fitch's, and the other chain stores... we did walk through Quincy Market and found a bustling food fair. Locals suggest to stay away... we walked through the area, enjoyed looking at it, then went on our way. One website says, 'The “Cradle of Liberty,” Faneuil Hall was the site of many fiery Towne Meetings. Built in 1742 by merchant Peter Faneuil and given as a gift to the town, Faneuil Hall has served as an open forum meeting hall for over 250 years. Here, Bostonians protested the British taxation policies of the 1760’s. Their protests eventually led to the American Revolution. Located adjacent to the Quincy Market building.'
Central in the Old Part of Boston. The Quincie Market was Boston's first urban redevelopement project in 1824. Merchants sell their ware here .
Located next to the Financial District on Route Expressway #93, #3,#1,