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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 never.was.and.never.will.be. around Boston, MA at 10:25 AM - 27 answers

May 27, 2014

how/where do I buy a used bicycle in Greater Boston?

I would like to purchase a beater bicycle. I will use it to go several miles along a maintained bike path to get to a subway station. My ideal scenario: I travel to a location where there are several shit bicycles. I select one of the shit bicycles, I hand someone a smallish amount of money, and I stop thinking about purchasing a bicycle. I don't care if it is a pink bicycle covered in swastikas provided that it works and is reasonably priced. Let's make this happen!
posted by Mayor Curley around Boston, MA at 3:30 PM - 9 answers

March 30, 2014

Help planning route from Boston to Vegas

I'm leaving at 10am tomorrow from Waltham, MA and driving to Las Vegas. Stressing over the weather. I plan on taking it slow...driving maybe 8-9 hours a day and not at all after dark. I've never driven in bad weather so I'm really nervous. If I take Northern route I'll be in snow in Denver and if I take Southern route there are severe thunderstorms (and poss tornadoes?) in OK and TX by Wed. and Thurs. I'm driving alone and this is my first road trip. BTW I have a Nissan Rogue that will be packed full. Looking for advice planning route home...details appreciated! Thanks!
posted by camfys around Boston, MA at 8:49 PM - 6 answers has best

February 21, 2014

What to do in Boston this weekend?

What's fun to do in Boston this weekend? I'm familiar with the city and have done all the usual stuff, but haven't been in a year. What great new restaurants and bakeries have opened? What are the must-see museum exhibitions? Are there are any cool events happening in the next two days -- particularly anything quirky, offbeat, playful?
posted by shivohum around Boston, MA at 6:45 AM - 7 answers

January 21, 2014

Living in Boston on the cheap

Living in Boston on $12,100 a year: is this doable? How can I make it work? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal around Boston, MA at 7:01 PM - 19 answers has best

January 4, 2014

Moving to Boston, MA from Auckland, NZ

I am emigrating to the the USA from New Zealand in a few weeks for work, but apart from the job I don't have much organised on the other side yet. Is there anyone else out there that has recently made a similar move? What difficulties did you encounter? What would you do differently? Any secret tricks for day-to-day living in the states (e.g.: setting up bank accounts, etc) that you can impart.
posted by AndrewStephens around Boston, MA at 10:20 PM - 15 answers has best

December 3, 2013

Boston at Christmastime

What are Christmas-y things to do in Boston during the month of December? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi around Boston, MA at 2:45 PM - 15 answers

November 24, 2013

Best way to get from Boston to NYC

We're trying to get from Boston to NYC with as little expense and aggravation as possible. What's the best way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Colonel_Chappy around Boston, MA at 2:58 PM - 23 answers has best

October 21, 2013

Boston Needs: 1) courthouse, 2) gamers, 3) car service

My husband and I will be in Boston the first week of November. I am coming for a conference, the husband is coming along so we can get a federal government recognized marriage. I am originally from the Boston area, but have not be back in 15 years. We have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by hworth around Boston, MA at 8:58 AM - 8 answers

August 19, 2013

I know I live here, but what should we do this week in Boston?

Suggestions on activities in and around Boston for my brother and I this wk? We are up for comedy shows, arts, music, boating, etc. [more inside]
posted by Carialle around Boston, MA at 8:50 AM - 13 answers has best