Cheers in Fanuiel Hall
I am from Boston and whenever I go into Fanuiel Hall I hear people from out of town talking about going to the "original" Cheers in Fanuiel Hall. Many do not know, but this is a replica, the real Cheers is on Beacon St.
Camp fires on the beach
The beaches at Cape Cod are open until midnight or later and you'll see people sitting there at night with a big hole dug into the beach and a fire going. It might be tempting to go and do the same thing but you need to know ahead of time that it requires a permit from the local town hall. It's easy to get--just ask the beach patrol (pictured here on ATV's), a lifeguard, or the guy who you pay for parking at the beach.Related to:
- Family Travel
Summer and Fall are the busiest times in this New England state and this can pose some difficulty in getting around. We have no major highways in the western part of the state, other than Interstate 90 that runs east/west but has very few on/off ramps. Driving through the small towns can be tedious, unless you are in no hurry, have some good music to listen to, or have a good companion! Patience is the key. You'll get where you're going with a lot of it. Winter, too, brings it's crowds on weekends....city folk wishing to get away from it all for a little skiing and snowboarding on the local slopes. Get to know the alternate routes, though, and you're fine.
Fun Alternatives: To bypass Great Barrington you have to take a much longer route up 23 or 41. Rte 7 is the main artery through here and runs right smack dab in the middle of the town, turning into Main Street.
I don't have a picture, so threw in this one of the Great Barrington Town Hall.
The Cheers Pub...
Okay, folks it was just a television show. And although it was a good show at first, it became very monotous and was probably on the tele a few years too long.
Besides the inside of the real Cheers Pub here in Boston looks nothing like the television version. Surprised? Don't be and don't bother...there will probably be a long line of tourists trying to get in anyway.
Fun Alternatives: Go to a real Boston Pub, head around the corner to Charles Street and go to the Beacon Hill Pub...
2 words: Don't go! Plymouth Rock is exactly that - a boulder. Not much memorable about it aside from being able to say you've been there.
Fun Alternatives: Use the day to go out to the Berkshires instead! Very beautiful and peaceful out there.
The biggest tourist trap in...
The biggest tourist trap in Massachusetts is visiting Old Sturbridge Village. It's a waste of time. You're supposed to get the experience of colonial times, but honestly, just rent 'The Patriot' (starring Mel Gibson) and avoid the cold weather and smelly animals.
The 'Cheers' bar - The Bull &...
The 'Cheers' bar - The Bull & Finch. I just think it is an ordinary pub with ordinary so-so pub food. It was kind of neat that it was the inspiration, but I did not see a resemblance and it is so crowded that hosts with headsets communicate to find you a table (kind of takes away from an intimate pub experience) and then usually lead you away from the main room to sit on the upper floor or back room (away from the bar).
Fanuiel Hall is built for...
Fanuiel Hall is built for tourists and if you want to meet other tourists, well, then you'll love it. Maybe it's worth seeing just so you can say you were there, but for my money, it's a waste of time. Ditto Newbury Street, where everything costs twice as much as it should and everyone is very busy impressing one another.
The 'Cheers' bar. Officially...
The 'Cheers' bar. Officially known as the Bull and Finch Pub, this familiar facade is on the corner of Beacon and Brimmer Streets. The inside looks nothing like the TV set and the place is always full of tourists, so no one there knows your name.
The 'CHEERS' bar (Bull &...
The 'CHEERS' bar (Bull & Finch) looks nothing like the one from the TV series. Nor are any of the staff there (except on photos plastered all over the wall). You can buy a souvenir though, from the terribly overpriced gift shop!
Don't waste your time at...
Don't waste your time at Durgin Park resaurant in Fanieul Hall. If you are looking for some New England attitude from the wait staff coupled with New England fare and a cozy atmosphere go to The Barking Crab! Some of the other tours are kind of cheesy, but at least worth a visit to learn the history of the city.
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