What to pack for Boston

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    ALWAYS CARRY A MOSQUITO & INSECT REPELLANT

    by DennyP Updated Oct 13, 2011

    Luggage and bags: I ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL BACK/PACK THAT CONTAINS MY DAILY NECCESITIES.
    SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF FRESH WATER WHEN OUT AND ABOUT
    ALSO CARRIES MY CAMERA GEAR (OUT OF SIGHT)
    A SMALL FACE TOWEL (WET)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: WEAR A PAIR OF COMFORTABLE BOOTS/SHOES IF YOU WILL WALK A LOT
    A COMPACT PONCHO FOR UNEXPECTED STORMS THAT COVERS ME AND MY PACK
    A GOOD WIDE BRIMMED HAT
    A GOOD PAIR OF SUNGLASSES

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A SMALL TUBE OF STRONG SUNSCREEN
    A SMALL TUBE OF MOISTURISER
    A SMALL PACKET OF TISSUES (FOR WHEN THE ROLL IS EMPTY)
    A SMALL PACKET OF WET ONES (HANDY FOR WIPING SMALL INJURIES ETC.)
    A SMALL TUBE OF LIP BALM
    A COUPLE OF BAND AID STRIPS

    Photo Equipment: MY DIGITAL CAMERAS LENSES AND A SPARE MEMORY CARD
    AN INTERNATIONAL POWERPOINT ADAPTOR (AS I AM TRAVELLING IN MANY COUNTRIES)
    A DIGITAL BATTERY CHARGER

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A SMALL TORCH IS A MUST

    Miscellaneous: CHARGE ALL CAMERA BATTERIES THE NIGHT BEFORE...
    BUY ALL FRESH BOTTLED WATER AT THE SUPERMARKET
    PREVIOUS NIGHT LEAVE WATER IN HOTEL FRIDGE OVERNIGHT..

    NECCESARY SMALL TOILET ITEMS  I ALWAYS CARRY CARRY RELIABLE  MOSQUITO AND INSECT REPELLANT NECCESARY CAMERA EQUIPMENT AND CHARGER AND CARD A COMPACT ROLLED UP PONCHO A RELIABLE TORCH IS A MUST
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    Boston is the windiest city in the nation

    by kschmitty0 Written Apr 13, 2007

    Luggage and bags: no comment here. If you are coming in any season other than spring/summer bring a bag big enough to hold all the layers.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: one word. layers.
    The weather is really erratic. best to at least carry a light jacket or windbreaker at night in the summer. Defintely have walking sneakers. The best parts of the city (for sightseeing) are cobblestone not paved and you will be miserable if you don't have good walking shoes.

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    PACK FOR THE SEASON-AND THEN SOME

    by moiraistyx Written Aug 27, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When going to Boston you should always check the local forecast before leaving your house. Boston weather can be tricky especially during the Fall and Spring seasons. Very often during these times you will have mild days with cool nights, so you'll need to be prepared. Always remember to pack rain gear when traveling to Boston and also a good wind breaker. Chicago may be called the windy city, but Boston has more windy days by far than Chicago. Bring at least one nice outfit for going out to dinner. Most of the better restaurants in the city require business or formal wear.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Always bring hand sanitizer especially when going to the Museum of Science, the New England aquarium and the Children's Museum.

    Photo Equipment: I always carry my 35 MM SLR camera and my digital camera.

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    If you just cannot do without a fast cup of tea..

    by amapola66 Updated May 4, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: I was rather amazed to note, that they do not have electric kettles in the U.S.A. You would think, that they would, (wouldn't you?)They still use the old style stove kettle with the whistle, which is nice, but you have to hang around waiting for it to boil (This is no good in a MA winter I can tell you!) I asked a few people why this was and no-one could tell me.

    A few years later, I was on tour with my band and the sound engineer (electronic wizzard) explained that they do not have the voltage for electric kettles. (I knew there had to be some logical reason for it). So an electric kettle would take an age to boil (apparently). He also said, that if you took one of those tiny travel kettles and an adapter plug, it may well do the trick.

    Sad, but true, my family used to send me over PG Tips. I'm sorry, I am usually adaptable in a country, but I was there to live and it was a long cold winter.

    (Pic is of the 'comfort kettle' he he How appropriate).

    'Comfort' Electric Kettle

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    Dress your best

    by JRJanuszewski Written Sep 16, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I noticed that everyone dressed up a bit. Even their Saturday junk clothes were stylish and neat. Many people in sweater sets. People seem to dress to go out at night as well. Also, don't try to walk around in high heels. Mine kept getting stuck between all of the bricks on the road and sidewalk.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make sure you're not allergic to shellfish before you go nuts there on lobster like I did.

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    by riso Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Bring as few luggage bags as you possibly can. I think traveling light is a good idea, especially if Boston is not going to be your only stop.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are plannig to come to Boston during the winter, bring lots of wool sweaters, long pants, and cotton shirts. Not to mention a wool jacket (or a down coat) and winter boots.

    If you are planning to come during the summer, then bring lots of shorts and tee-shirts.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most hotels in the city are equipped with Toiletries and Medical supplies, so I recommend you only travel with the supplies you need while traveling (a.k.a are on the plane, train, boat, whatever.) The local pharmacies may have trouble filling out of town prescriptions, so I recommend bringing bottles that have already been filled, not the other way around.

    Photo Equipment: Be sure to bring your camera, anyone will do.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you are planning to visit the beach, be sure to bring the appropriate clothing, sunblock, and perhaps a picnic.

    Miscellaneous: Don't forget your American Express! ):

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The old Boston saying is "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute."  Boston weather is very fickle, and a warm spring morning can often turn into a wet, windy and chilly afternoon....

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