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Day Trip from Providence to Boston by Rail
"Take the kids for a one-day experience of one of the USA's oldest cities Boston. Founded in 1630 over 100 years before the Declaration of Independence Boston was the site of the beginning of the Revolutionary War and three of the Declaration signers are buried there -- Samuel Adams John Hancock and Robert Treat Paine.After a relaxing railroad trip from Providence enjoy a tour around the city
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Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
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New York to Boston Day Trip by Rail
"Take the kids for a one-day experience of one of the USA's oldest cities Boston. Founded in 1630 over 100 years before the Declaration of Independence Boston was the site of the beginning of the Revolutionary War and three of the Declaration signers are buried there -- Samuel Adams John Hancock and Robert Treat Paine. After a relaxing railroad trip from New York enjoy a tour around the city
From $329.00

Speaking Bostonian Tips (17)

Pronunciation Guide to Cities and Towns

Visitors from outside of New England are often confounded by local pronunciations, especially of Massachusetts cities and towns. Here’s a guide that’ll help you sound like a local:City:...
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diver-x
Dec 22, 2007

You're from Mass if ... Part 4

76. You know that P-Town isn't the name of a new rap group. 77. People you don't like are all "Bastids." 78. You took off school or work for the Patriots first Super Bowl Win Parade. 79. You've called...
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glo39
Dec 12, 2007

You're from Mass if ... Part 3

51. You think that Roger Clemens and Johnny Damon are more evil than Whitey Bulger. 52. You know who Whitey Bulger is. 53. You went to the Swan Boats,House of Seven Gables, or Plymouth Plantation on a...
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glo39
Dec 12, 2007

You're from Mass if ... Part 2

29. You know there are 6 New England states, but that Connecticut really doesn't count. 30. You give incomprehensible directions to tourists, feel bad when they drive off, but then say to yourself...
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glo39
Dec 12, 2007

You're from Mass if ...Part 1

1. The Red Sox World Series win was, and will always be, one of the greatest moments in your life. 2. The guy driving in front of you is going 70 mph and you're swearing at him for going too slow. 3....
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glo39
Dec 12, 2007

Talkin' the Bawston talk

For those who assume that the locals all speak like John F. Kennedy, the reality of Boston's streets can be somewhat surprising. The average Bostonian is much more likely to say something like 'I...
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sarahandgareth
Aug 02, 2005

This is probably way over done but.....

Dont ask any Bostonians to say "Park your car in Harvard Yard" My mom is a REAL Bostonian, grew up in Irish Dorchester, and she has a real Boston accent, and while listening to it can be a both...
ElaineCatherine
Mar 27, 2005

Speaking Bostonian

Boston has a unique accent and uses some different words. You might have some trouble understanding it your first time there. Here are a few examples:Chowdah = chowder, as in clam chowderCah =...
grkboiler
Apr 28, 2004

Bostonian Speak:

Bostonian speak....Bet we know some things you don't know. Like, what's a three decka? A packie? How about a rotary? Ever banged a U-ey? Worn dungarees or ordered a frappe? We'd have a pissah time...
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Bostongrrl
Jan 29, 2004

Ahhhh, the Boston brogue…

Ahhhh, the Boston brogue…here is a quick language lesson: the consonant “r” is pronounced as “ah” and the vowel “a” is pronounced as an “er” or an “r” when it is the last letter of a word. The most...
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Cabana_Boy
Dec 05, 2003

Hot? Thirsty?

I'm a transplant to Boston, so learn from my mistakes--there's some bizarre nomenclature here. The lowdown:1) If you order a milkshake, they'll give you milk mixed with flavored syrup.2) If you want...
danrey
Apr 07, 2003

Where's the R?

In Massachusetts and New England in general, R's are silent and sometimes appear where they shouldn't. For example (from a recent fwd):Toboggan: Why we go to an auctionKhakis: What you need to start...
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mrdarius
Apr 07, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Boston

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King's Chapel

The King's Chapel is one of the many protestant Unitarian Denominational Churches in New England and is part of the Freedom Trail, you can check this area and Chapel too as it lies just in Tremont...
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City Hall

The New Boston City hall is just a stone's throw away from the old City Hall Building that was built in 1968 and on the famous brutalist style which was popular during those times (brutalist design...
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Granary Burying Ground

I enjoy visiting cemeteries. I think they are beautiful and hold spiritual tranquility. I look at the crypts and headstones and wonder if the deceased have families that live on. I enjoy the beauty of...
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Black Heritage Trail

This is a shorter trail than the freedom trail and takes you mainly around the Beacon Hill area which is lovely in itself. There are beautiful mansion houses and millionaire's squares. Excellent and...
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Old State House

What a great idea! To use a landmark as also a metro station is genius! The Old State House is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States, built in 1712-1713. It's one of the landmarks...
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Old South Meeting House

A den of traitors. Or at least that's how the British would have seen it. This was the dry tinder box for the American Revolution. The locals would meet here for heated debates about the future of the...
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