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July 27

Best times to drive to Cape Cod on a summer Saturday?

We’re driving to Cape Cod from the west (via the Pike), on a Saturday, in August. What time windows should we aim for to not hit the worst traffic? And do we want to aim for the Bourne bridge and 495, or the Sagamore and 93 to 3? [more inside]
posted by john_snow around Barnstable County, MA at 8:36 AM - 8 answers has best

April 21

Fun stuff in Marblehead/Salem in June

We are staying in Marblehead, MA in early June in close proximity to Salem. What are the coolest things to do or see? [more inside]
posted by marvelousmellitus around Marblehead, MA at 2:45 PM - 8 answers

March 30

Boston today

I'm staying in Waltham through Monday helping out with a family situation, and I'm trying to do one or two things a day that are renewing and soothing for me. Stuff I like: Being outdoors/nature, art galleries* and art performances, vegetarian food, neighborhood 'ethnic' restaurants, cafes I can sit and draw for a while and eat some kind of hippy food, special magical places. I have a car and I've been to Boston a number of times so have a basic understanding of the city and the central tourist spots - but that would not be my focus this time. [more inside]
posted by latkes around Boston, MA at 1:51 PM - 24 answers

March 15

What is the best indoor pool (at a hotel) for a kid in the Boston area?

What is the best indoor pool at a hotel near Boston for a 5 year-old? The hotel doesn't need to be fancy. A Hampton Inn would feel luxurious. There are only two features we care about: Great pool for a kid to chill and easy commute into Boston for touristy activities. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds around Boston, MA at 6:48 AM - 6 answers

October 25, 2021

Weekend in the Berkshires

We're headed up to Great Barrington, MA in the Berkshires this weekend and would love any and all ideas on things to do/see, shops to check out, places to eat, etc. Special Halloween events particularly welcome. Couple in early/mid-40s, no kids, but open to anything. Thank you!
posted by DavidNYC around Great Barrington, MA at 3:17 PM - 5 answers

December 21, 2020

Will the MA RMV send me a replacement license out of state?

I live in MA, but spending the next 6+ weeks with my family in another state. I'm going to need to rent a car to eventually return, but I've misplaced my driver's license. Is there a way to get a replacement sent to me out of state? [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms around Massachusetts at 9:22 AM - 6 answers has best

August 23, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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