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May 24

What to do in Boston?

I am going to Boston this weekend. I have been there a billion times but have never really done any Bostony things. What should I plan to do? Things I like: seafood, New Englandyness, American history, public transportation, and roast beef but I think I've got that covered.
posted by this, of course, alludes to sex around Boston, MA at 8:45 PM - 19 answers

May 16

Where to park a moving van overnight in Cambridge or Somerville, MA

My wife and I are currently driving a moving truck to the Boston area. We were supposed to arrive at a storage facility to unload some things by 6pm and return the truck to Uhaul this evening, but we won't make it to the storage facility in time. So now we need a place to park the 15' truck overnight. Does anyone know who can take our money and let us do this in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area tonight? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler around Boston, MA at 2:03 PM - 21 answers has best

April 18

Road Food Montreal-Boston?

Where's some good eats on the drive from Montreal to Boston? I looked at Chowhound, but the posts all seem to be 7+ years old. Where have all the chowhounds gone? [more inside]
posted by musofire around Boston, MA at 1:12 PM - 13 answers has best

April 7

MBTA vs. rental car for short Boston visit

I'm planning a visit to Boston where I grew up but haven't been in a while. I don't like stressing about traffic and parking. Should I take the T or rent a car? [more inside]
posted by HaveYouTriedRebooting around Boston, MA at 11:33 AM - 13 answers

March 19

How to Get a Computer to Someone in Boston, with Difficulties

Someone close to me has found himself in a psych ward at Massachusetts General in Boston, without a working smart phone or computer. If they decide not to let him out soon, I may need to get him a computer, or some other way of doing his student assignments. However, apparently I can't send him anything c/o the hospital. [more inside]
posted by Native in Exile around Boston, MA at 12:02 PM - 9 answers

March 16

What should I do in greater Boston for the next 48 hours?

I came back to take care of some personal stuff in New England this week, but it's all already done! So outside of a couple evenings and dinners with family and friends, I have the next few days free. I have some money and some time and a rental car - what adventures do you recommend?
posted by boghead around Boston, MA at 6:22 AM - 6 answers

February 25

Because no airline flies nonstop from BNA to PVG.

Thanks to some super cheap plane tickets, I'm traveling alone next week, departing from BNA and flying to BOS. Is 2.5 hours enough time to get onto an international flight to PVG in Terminal E on Tuesday at Boston Logan airport? Will 3.5 hours be enough time coming back? Do I have enough time to munch on a Lobster Roll at BOS? Semi-special snowflake: I've got 2 separate itineraries, and still debating whether I want to check in luggage. [more inside]
posted by QueenHawkeye around Boston, MA at 8:43 PM - 7 answers has best

January 12

Running and cheering at the Boston Marathon

My brother qualified for the Boston Marathon, so I'm looking for practical tips for him on running the track, and for me on supporting someone who is running. [more inside]
posted by mirthe around Boston, MA at 12:17 AM - 13 answers

November 21, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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