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August 23

Kid-friendly beaches in Cape Cod

We will be on Cape Cod in Sandwich, MA with 3yo and 4yo kids for a low-key week of going to the beach and (cautious, socially distanced) exploring the cape. My understanding is that cape-side beaches are better for kids due to smaller waves and more tidal pools to explore. Any recommendations for specific beaches and/or other activities that are reasonably kid friendly and less likely to be super crowded? We will be there Monday-Friday so hopefully mid-week crowds will be more reasonable.
posted by jpdoane around Massachusetts at 7:11 AM - 11 answers has best

June 22

Western MA – outdoor swimming season

In western Mass, in an average big lake (I care most about this lake, SW of Greenfield), what range of the year is swimmable without a wetsuit? I'm happy swimming when both air and water temps are at least 60F/15C (and if air and water temps are often different in MA, let's say my standard is a water temp of 60 or above).
posted by kalapierson around Western Massachusetts, MA at 1:04 AM - 5 answers

May 17

Picnic area half-way between Boston area and Northampton

My grown daughter who lives in Northampton, MA, and I have decided we can't wait any longer to see each other and want to meet--safely--next weekend. [more inside]
posted by primate moon around Massachusetts at 6:34 PM - 8 answers

February 25

Good B&B or hotel close to Harvard?

Hi, I'm interviewing in the area on Thursday and thought I might stay there on Wednesday & Thursday night. Are there good hotels or B&Bs that are convenient to the Museum of Natural History side of the Harvard campus? [more inside]
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 around Cambridge, MA at 9:53 AM - 17 answers

December 16, 2019

Boston Suggestions

I will be traveling to Boston soon, and am looking for some more out of the way things to see. In previous trips, I've mostly been to Camberville things, so I'm looking for things in Boston or other areas to look at. No day trips though, I'll only have a day or two to explore wherever and then will be in Cambridge area for the rest of the time. [more inside]
posted by azalea_chant around Boston, MA at 6:43 PM - 20 answers has best

September 13, 2019

(Queer) Boston Tourist Recs

What should a queer person interested in art and food do in Boston next weekend? [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup around Boston, MA at 6:29 AM - 8 answers

June 17, 2019

Eating on Cape Cod with vegetarians and kids

Looking for recommendations for dinner spots within a reasonable drive of Chatham, MA that will appear to both vegetarians and kids (and vegetarian kids). We've already got a pizza place lined up, so non-pizza recommendations will be especially valuable. Thanks, hivemind!
posted by ryanshepard around Chatham, MA at 11:59 AM - 3 answers

Where to stop with a toddler in Western MA?

We are driving from Boston to Western MA (Lenox) with our 2-year-old. Any recommendations for pit stops along the way? [more inside]
posted by Bebo around Western Massachusetts, MA at 4:50 AM - 11 answers has best

April 4, 2019

Boston Relocation - Neighborhood Recommendations

Do any Boston-area MeFites have personal recommendations for walkable, family-friendly neighborhoods in commuting distance of central Boston and/or Cambridge that meet some or all of the below criteria? [more inside]
posted by subwaytiles around Boston, MA at 1:29 PM - 22 answers

February 24, 2019

Unusual AirBnB/coworking spaces in the Greater Boston area

Are there any unusual AirBnBs or coworking spaces—along the lines of Mr Anderson’s House on Prince Edward Island—in the Greater Boston area (within Route 128/North Shore/Metrowest)? [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 around Boston, MA at 3:43 PM - 4 answers

February 22, 2019

Most convenient Park and Ride options to Boston on I-90

Hi everybody. I have to pick up a laptop on St. James Avenue in Boston for a temp assignment on Monday the 25th, and ideally I'm supposed to be there in the AM, though I've advised them that I'm not entirely sure when I'll get there. I live in Essex County, NY, which isn't exactly next door, and I hate driving in large cities as it makes me very tense and uncomfortable. [more inside]
posted by DavidfromBA around Boston, MA at 1:37 PM - 10 answers

December 18, 2018

If it’s Monday, it must be Boston (again)

How to figure out the best logistics for going back and forth between NJ and Boston every other Monday for at least two months? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb around Boston, MA at 8:22 PM - 14 answers has best

October 18, 2018

Commuter rail parking on North Shore

I've been taking a bus from the North Shore of Massachusetts to Boston, but I'm tired of the creepy bus driver and the bad parking situation. I'm looking into other options. What's parking like at the MBTA stations in the Newburyport and Haverhill area? [more inside]
posted by marfa, texas around Boston, MA at 7:02 AM - 4 answers

October 11, 2018

Christmas vacation: mid-lantic cheapskate empty-nest MY TURN version

Where should we go for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth around Woburn, MA at 7:43 AM - 6 answers has best

October 5, 2018

Hire a mover for the effects of the recently deceased in Cambridge, MA?

My sister died unexpectedly of a mysterious health issue three weeks ago. Now in clearing up the rubble left behind, I have the very real problem of dealing with her stuff in a different state (Cambridge, MA). Help me sort out how to handle this, especially with hiring movers? [more inside]
posted by actionpact around Boston, MA at 6:54 AM - 10 answers

September 23, 2018

Work trip to Boston without car rental

I will be in Boston in two weeks for work. One of those days I will need to get myself from downtown (near Federal/Franklin Street intersection) to North Shore Medical Center in Lynn. What is the easiest way for me to make this trip without renting a car? [more inside]
posted by little mouth around Boston, MA at 4:21 PM - 10 answers has best

September 1, 2018

Help me refactor my family's Boston trip in September

We were planning a refreshing family vacation from Houston to Boston in late September to attend an important family wedding. Then our flood insurance bill went up 600% (Thanks, Harvey!) Help us change this trip into the cheapest possible but still have family fun. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact around Boston, MA at 8:34 AM - 27 answers has best

August 3, 2018

Boston hotel with adjoining rooms or other setup for kids

Do you have a recommended hotel in Boston that has adjoining rooms or another good set up for kids? [more inside]
posted by Mid around Boston, MA at 11:46 AM - 14 answers

July 9, 2018

Boston restaurant recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for restaurants in Kenmore Sq that I can bring a baby too, for dinner. [more inside]
posted by john_snow around Boston, MA at 8:43 AM - 13 answers has best

April 11, 2018

What's happening Boston?!

Hi Boston, what should I do with you? My family is a teen and two middle aged queer women. Some or all of us like nerdy stuff, art museums, live music, science, nature, weird underground art, bookstores, history, activism, and eating really tasty food. We'll be in Boston (and Western Mass - mostly around Amherst/North Hampton) in mid-May. We don't have a big agenda, just want to relax and explore. I'm mostly looking for Boston suggestions but feel free to chime in with your favorite Western Mass suggestions too. Thank you!
posted by latkes around Boston, MA at 8:04 PM - 27 answers