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November 21

Christmas Sights and Doin's in Boston

My family will be joining me in the Boston area for Christmas this year, for the first time, for only a few days surrounding the 25th. If we were in NYC, near where I grew up, I'd know exactly what to do - see the windows, Rockefeller Ctr, St. Patrick's, the Grand Central train show...but I don't know what the Boston equivalents of these sightseeing traditions are. One caveat: Boston seems big on performing arts events for the holidays, and we probably aren't going to be able to coordinate schedules for ticketed events. I'm looking for things you can just drop in to. [more inside]
posted by Miko around Boston, MA at 5:43 AM - 12 answers

October 15

A place to stay in Boston tomorrow night on short notice!?

I'm heading to a sf writing workshop in Massachusetts and I was planning on staying with some friends in Boston on Friday night (TOMORROW) on my way there. I was planning on enjoying a day in Boston and hanging out with these friends. Unfortunately, they are sick – pneumonia or something. Uh oh. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels around Boston, MA at 12:12 PM - 11 answers has best

September 20

My kingdom for a beach holiday in February!

Where should we go for a beach holiday from Boston in February? [more inside]
posted by peacheater around Boston, MA at 8:05 AM - 5 answers has best

September 2

What's the least stressful way to get from Western Mass to Boston?

Tomorrow I have a meeting on Beacon St. in the mid-afternoon. I'm coming from Western Mass. I have a car and I'm happy to drive most of the way but I really hate and fear driving in downtown Boston. What are my best options for avoiding that? I'm looking for good park-and-ride locations, mostly, preferrably cheap, that I can take the T from.
posted by chaiminda around Boston, MA at 8:36 AM - 15 answers has best

Has anyone rented a car from Sixt at Boston Logan airport?

Need feedback on renting a car from Sixt at BOS... [more inside]
posted by docpops around Boston, MA at 7:52 AM - 7 answers

June 16

Renting a Minivan, but not at the airport?

I am taking a family vacation to Cape Cod. I have to pick up my 90 year old grandmother at North Station after arriving at Boston Logan with a family of four. [more inside]
posted by silsurf around Boston, MA at 2:28 PM - 13 answers

June 5

Bachelor Party near Boston - no booze, no naked women

My good friend is getting married. We the 5 groomsmen are between 25 and 35. The groom likes Disney, cars, hiking, and other forms of clean fun. If we had an entire Saturday (night included) what could we do within 3 hours of Boston in early November?
posted by jander03 around Boston, MA at 6:39 PM - 11 answers

April 30

Landing at Logan, Staying in Woburn, going to Fenway--train or cab?

First time in Boston and going to go see a Red Sox game this weekend. Flying into Logan, staying at a hotel in Woburn (very close to the Anderson Regional Transportation Center,) and will be going to Fenway on Friday. What is the best way to go? [more inside]
posted by holybagel around Boston, MA at 1:06 AM - 17 answers has best

April 8

Seriously, how do we get out of here?

How do you open the doors from the inside on the Boston MBTA commuter rail double decker cars? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork around Boston, MA at 3:23 PM - 11 answers has best

March 9

Two days in Boston - what should I do?

I will be in Boston next Saturday and Sunday. I would like to eat delicious mid-priced food, visit bookstores and museums, see beautiful local features and possibly shop for accessories. I would also like to ride the T, because I love the T, at least when it's running. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Frowner around Boston, MA at 8:00 AM - 27 answers

March 2

Should I take my sprained ankle and little kid to Boston next week?

Plans were made long ago for my almost-four year old child and myself to follow my husband to Boston while he presents a paper at a meeting. We intended to stay at the hotel with him and sightsee while he attends meetings all day for several days. Unfortunately, I sprained my ankle three weeks ago and am still on crutches with a CAM/ walking boot. [more inside]
posted by SandiBeech around Boston, MA at 9:29 AM - 20 answers

February 17

Short stay in Boston

Where should an overseas college student looking to meet local students/fun people to hang out with stay in Boston? [more inside]
posted by cucumber patch around Boston, MA at 4:25 AM - 11 answers

December 29, 2014

One day in Boston, with kids. What should we do?

I'll be in Boston with my kids for one day (two nights) in February. They're ages 8 and 12. Too old for the Children's Museum, too young to be set free to wander on their own. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library around Boston, MA at 7:09 AM - 21 answers has best

November 4, 2014

If you do not arrive before 10pm, you will not party – Boston edition

A group of us will be in town the first weekend in December. Going out in unfamiliar cities is tricky. Where do all the cool queer kids party the first weekend of the month? And by kids I mean 25-45 year olds, 90s hip hop / top 40 /songs with lyrics you probably know loving types, possibly but not necessarily hipsters who hate lining up and don’t love paying cover. Looking for a fun, unpretentious bar to drink and dance, with an approachable crowd. [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine around Boston, MA at 12:27 PM - 3 answers

October 28, 2014

Business meeting at Logan (Boston)

I am trying to find a place for four people to meet for a business meeting/interview at Logan airport. [more inside]
posted by Blackcow167 around Boston, MA at 7:29 AM - 10 answers

September 8, 2014

Best Cellular Data for MBTA Providence / Stoughton Line

I'm trying to get some work done on the train from Providence to Back Bay. I have Verizon Wireless, which works well until about Mansfield inbound. After that I barely have data at all. The in-car wifi is mostly non-operational and unusable (I have heard that the new management company is prioritizing upgrading the wifi but that's an 18 month project). What cell network do you use for reliable data service for this journey?
posted by grubby around Boston, MA at 5:31 AM - 2 answers

August 8, 2014

Where to go with a Zipcar in Boston for three hours?

BostonFilter: Quick! I have a Zipcar reservation from 10am to 1pm today, and the appointment I rented it for has been canceled. Since I'm eating the cost either way, I want to do something with the reservation, but I'm short on ideas. What should I do that's either useful or fun for someone who rarely has access to a car? [more inside]
posted by threeants around Boston, MA at 6:41 AM - 13 answers has best

August 1, 2014

Finding an apartment in Boston while in San Francisco

I just got a new job in Boston (hurrah!) and need to be relocated there by the first week of September (boo!). How should I approach apartment hunting? [more inside]
posted by smirkette around Boston, MA at 4:37 PM - 10 answers

June 24, 2014

Getting from Boston Logan to Providence by rail

I'm traveling to E. Greenwich, RI for a wedding in September and it's about $60 cheaper per person to fly into Boston than to Providence (arrive Thursday 3 pm - depart 7 pm Monday) I don't really want to deal with the traffic driving from Boston to Providence so I'm looking into rail options but I can't make heads or tails of the MBTA schedule. 1) Can I pick up the Providence line at the airport or would I have to get a cab or bus to the train? 2) Can I take my luggage (probably two bags)? 3) Can I rent a car on arrival in Providence? 4) What will it cost?
posted by caroljean63 around Boston, MA at 5:28 PM - 24 answers

May 28, 2014

Where to eat in Boston this weekend?

We love to be surprised by cheap and delicious food, or awesome specials that only locals know about. No dietary restrictions. [more inside]
posted by around Boston, MA at 10:25 AM - 27 answers