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Boston Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Boston Common and will take you on a journey among historic landmarks and along key sections of the Freedom Trail. Experience the history of old cemeteries and famous meeting halls with the sights and smells of the Italian North E' you choose your own pace. You can start when you want and take breaks to discover the city; perhaps stop for lunch along the Freedom Trail or grab an Italian pastry in the North End.The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking with several stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard!Please note: Pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One vouche"""Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Using your smart phone to guide you make your way through Boston among well-known and overlooked gems of the city solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Great for families
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour
"Pick the perfect day to explore the streets of Boston. At 10am meet your professional guide outside of 28 State Street located across from the Old State House. Follow your guide and begin your 2-hour walking tour of Boston.Start your tour on the Freedom Trail visiting Faneuil Hall the Old and New State Houses and the Boston Massacre Site. See both the Old and New City Halls along with Old Corner Bookstore and King's Chapel. Stroll through downtown on your way to Boston Common and the Public Garden. Admire the stunning swan boats as they sail under the world's smallest suspension bridge. Continue on to the John Hanco
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
"Choose when to explore Boston at either 10am or 6pm. Arrive at 28 State Street across from the Old State House. Meet your professional guide and then begin your 70-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail. Start your tour at the Old State House and then compare it with the New State House. See Faneuil Hall a marketplace and meeting hall since 1743. Walk through the city to the Boston Massacre Site and learn the history behind the memorial. Admire the architecture of Park Street Church and King's Chapel. Then make your way to the Old South Meeting House. Walk through the Old Granary Cemetery and visit Old City Hall. Pass the First Schoolhouse Site and The Old Corner Bookstore which was a meeting place for famous authors including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Dickens. Stroll through the beautiful Boston Common to end your Freedom Trail walking tour. Explore the quirky streets and charming atmosphere of Boston on this 70-minute walking tour."
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Best Cellars: Good wine without breaking the bank

Our first trip to Best Cellars was prompted by a "free wine and food tasting" sign on the sidewalk. We were hungry, so we headed in.

What a find! Best Cellars in a wine store devoted to finding the best wine your $15 bucks can buy. They don't have a huge selection, but it it is in the store, you know it is good. All of the wines are organized according to taste, from fizzy to luscious to big, so you know exactly what you are getting.

We bought a bottle of one of the wines we tasted. Later we bought a gift of six bottles with a little tasting guide. Ever since then, we have been hooked.

What to buy Wine...obviously!

What to pay Most of the wine is under $15, with a few more expensive knocking around.

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sarahandgareth
Jul 28, 2004

Copley News: International News

Of the three major international newsstands in the Boston area, only one, the Copley News, is in Boston proper. As such, the proprietors feel they can be quite dictatorial, and post signs forbidding the reading of their materials without purchase. I find the selection here less comprehensive than at the Cambridge stands but far more eclectic and interesting, particularly the Italian soccer magazines and the Arabic papers. The reading limit, depending on which clerk is in charge at what time, is generally lightly enforced. In fact, I've been able to spend 20 minutes at the stand with a magazine and walked away only to notice the magazine's immediate realphabetisation by the clerk in charge, who'd obviously been monitoring me the entire time. The stand is only open until about six or seven, and begins to set up shop at around nine in the morning. Some of the papers may be a bit behind, unfortunately, but Boston is not New York and it takes whatever cosmopolitanism it can get.

Alternatively, some world papers, including the International Herald-Tribune and the magazine Le Monde Diplomatique, can be had at Borders bookstore, and at the newsstand in South Station.

zChris
Jun 16, 2003

ANTHROPOLOGIE: CLOTHES TO FIT THE SUBJECT

This is my favorite boutique in Boston. The clothes here are ethnic inspired with beautiful fabrics & bright colors. Each piece looks unique with an added touch. An embroidered ruffle, flowing sleeves, satin cords, or hook & eye closures.
I always want to buy the whole store when I'm shopping here. Everything looks beautiful to buy & the ambiance of the store with the dark wooden beams, flowing drapes, colors everywhere....it's a very cosy atmosphere, even though the store itself is large.

What to buy Besides their clothing line (for women only), you can also find homeware & furnishings (beautiful bedding, interestingly designed homeware, rugs, furniture....) and accessories (jewelry, shoes, handbags...).

What to pay The clothing here is a little expensive and you know you are not shopping at The Gap. But it's not unaffordable either. Come here to find that accent piece you've been looking for!

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heywinks
Jan 31, 2003

Marshall's: Discount Shopping at Marshall's

This is a two-story discount store. Bottom floor for shoe, boots and Men's clothing. Top floor for kids and Women's clothing. Hunt through the rakes and you're bound to find a bargain!

What to buy Clothing in what I look for in this store.

What to pay Depends .... I paid $25.00 for a imitation fir collar black sweater. The collar is removable for day-time wear. I think it's a great buy and will get double the use out of it! On any given day, you could find something different.

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RhondaRuth
Oct 10, 2002
 
 
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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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