Love that dirty water ...
January 11, 2007 11:15 AM Subscribe
First time in Boston ... there's
posted by LilBucner to travel & transportation around Boston, MA (27 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a job interview in Boston, most likely Fri. January 26. It will take up a good portion of that day, and is at an office on the waterfront. It will not be my first time in Boston by a long shot - I went to college there and lived there post-college. I will, however, be taking my girlfriend along and she has never been there.
What would be a good way to get someone a real feel for Boston within the time constraints of basically 2 whole days and 2 half-days? My girlfriend is from Atlanta, currently lives in Philly, and is considering (if I get this job) moving to Boston with me. She is interested in seeing touristy things as well as more small-scale exploration of viable potential neighborhoods to live in. (My speed is more Jamaica Plain and Somerville as I can neither afford nor abide the Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods and types.)
Another key aspect of this trip is to demonstrate to my girlfriend that Boston is not nearly as ghetto as Philadelphia (ie, you can actually take the subway everywhere and not necessarily fear being murdered; fewer homeless on the streets; a viable economy; etc.). Without making this a debate over the qualities of Philly v. Boston (I love them both!), or a liberal hijacking on the meaning of the word "ghetto," some suggestions to that end would also be appreciated.
Thanks in advance, I know it's vague but it leaves more room for a wider variety of suggestions.