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If You Only Have Three Days in Boston

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Limited to three days in Boston? Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes. In good weather, take advantage of all the trails, green space and views of the harbor. In any season, take in a sporting event or visit one of the many cultural venues. Food and drink is plentiful for every taste and budget. If you have three days, these favorites will certainly get you started while in Boston. Select a neighborhood or two and explore all the nooks and crannies Boston has to offer.
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510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boston is a great walking city, and there's no better way to get behind the scenes then with guides who love Boston. Committed, trained volunteers run the guided walking tours that cover everything from architecture, going green and neighborhoods...
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20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
Donut lovers from all over the city have embraced this new addition to the breakfast scene. We Bostonians do love our baked goods! Handcrafted in Somerville, the shop is open Thursday thru Sunday from 9 am to sell out. Some days that happens...
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1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
On Saturday, we got up and tried unsuccessfully to have breakfast at the Paramount in Beacon Hill and the North Street Grille in the North End. Guess that’s what happens when you try to brunch at...
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Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
A trip to Boston, especially the first time, would be incomplete without a short walk across the Charlestown Bridge to the Navy Yard. Not only is the surrounding neighborhood filled with lovely colonial houses encircling the magnificent Bunker...
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465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Sheltered from the city, this gem of a Japanese Garden is located on the Fenway side of the museum. An oasis within the urban environment, this exquisite, contemplative garden contains over 70 species of plants and 200 rocks and is, like the...
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4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
During an ordinary walk to the gym on a grey afternoon I passed a Colonial character. He did not beg for attention in any way, he simply sauntered along with traffic.
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655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Mei Mei Street Kitchen is chinese-american-farm-inspired food made by a trio of siblings from Brookline, Massachusetts. They source almost all of their food from nearby farms and are slowly transforming the food truck scene in Boston. Even better...
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513 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
When you find a great place for ice cream, you just know. After a day wandering around Tremont St. in Boston, we managed to find this little bucket of joy upon a recommendation from one of the local shop-owners. Picco has an absolutely wonderful...
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50, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
Boston is a big city, yet it is possible to see all of the famous sights in one hour at one place: the Skywalk Observatory, inside the Prudential center. As a local, I go there often to see how the city and the view changes—spring's vivid color,...
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348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
After dinner at No Name, we moved onto Drink—to be clear, we went to drink at a place called Drink. This is a rad little cocktail bar with equally rad bartenders. I’m not sure if this is standard protocol or if they just humored me, but I...
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271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Lolita didn't get named Boston's Best Pickup Bar without a reason. This spot is one sexy space. The red glow and decorative, swirly accents in the decor certainly add to the cozy ambiance. And if tequila is your thing, then they've got a cocktail...
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Waterfront, Boston, MA, USA
Bostonians breathed a sigh of relief when the Central Artery/Big Dig project was finally completed. The resulting 40 acres of prime real estate are a gift to the environment and residents of the city. Cutting right through central downtown and the...
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Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA
During the Boston Harborfest this summer, tall ships entered Boston Harbor from all over the world. They were decorated with flags, and had perfectly immaculate "swabbed decks". The best part of the festival, for me, was being able to speak--with...
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383 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
A newcomer to Boston's seafood scene, Row 34 in Fort Point is billed as a workingman's oyster bar. The sleek, loft-like space is relaxed and casual: Think industrial-chic. An ever-changing seasonal menu features a wide selection of oysters, smoked...