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September 6, 2017

Planning stuff to do in Boston in February?

I'm going to be in Boston in mid-February, 2018, for a few days (which days are yet to be determined). What should my family and I do while we're there that requires advance planning? For example: when we went to DC, I got tickets to the African-American History Museum months in advance. I used to live in Boston but I don't know what's going on now. We've got adults, teens, tweens, with a variety of interests.
posted by The corpse in the library around Boston, MA at 1:49 PM - 7 answers

June 6, 2017

Fenway from Seaport with limited mobility tourist

My mom and I are seeing a game at Fenway next Monday, but we're flying in Boston on Friday and seeing the sites. Complication: my mom is in her early 70s and not great at walking long distances. [more inside]
posted by gladly around Boston, MA at 8:44 AM - 8 answers has best

June 2, 2017

Airbnb for the disabled?

You can search for wheelchair accessibility within Airbnb's filters, but it isn't very accurate. Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by cakelite around Boston, MA at 10:32 AM - 9 answers has best

April 27, 2017

Askme Hopstop - Medford to Boston edition

So my daughter and I have been gifted a place to stay in Medford, MA, this weekend and we have a super tight schedule. We will be on Frederick Ave in Medford and need to know the fastest way to get to the Museum of Science. There is apparently no Hopstop for Boston, so I'm hoping that one of you amazing nerds can help out some other nerds to get there.
posted by bright and shiny around Boston, MA at 4:27 PM - 8 answers

April 8, 2017

Another luggage question: Boston edition

Staying in Boston's North End, have to check out of an Airbnb at 11am, don't have to be at Logan until 3:30ish. Four people with big suitcases. What to do with the suitcases so we can enjoy our last day in town? Airbnb host can't accomodate me with a late check-out or luggage storage. No local friends/family. Help?
posted by BlahLaLa around Boston, MA at 7:27 PM - 7 answers has best

March 10, 2017

PAX East, Boston, 4 teenagers and one dad need accommodations tonight

My son is driving 4 teenagers (I think they're all boys, not sure) from Ithaca to Boston today to go to PAX East . Some cousins were going to put them all up but one cousin got very sick last night and they cannot. Where should these guys look for a place to stay? They're on a tight budget. Thanks.
posted by mareli around Boston, MA at 7:03 AM - 7 answers has best

February 18, 2017

How long to connect flights at Logan International?

On the return leg of our American incursion, we'll be flying in from Florida and connect to our international flight with Delta. Currently JetBlue arriving 3 1/2 hours before our international flight departs is looking like the best option. Is that enough time to get our luggage in Jetblue (Terminal C) and then get through to Delta (Terminal A) check in and clear security?
posted by PenDevil around Boston, MA at 11:45 AM - 13 answers has best

December 15, 2016

What is there to do in Boston tomorrow night?

I land at Boston Logan at 5 pm Friday night and have nothing to do until Saturday morning. What is there to do in Boston this Friday night? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice around Boston, MA at 7:09 AM - 10 answers has best

November 9, 2016

Baby friendly hang outs between Boston/Sommerville today?

Heading into Boston to commiserate with my BFF. Baby is six months old and actively crawling. Both me and BFF are currently unemployed, so cheap or free is better. Where could we go? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda around Boston, MA at 4:24 AM - 1 answer

October 31, 2016

What to do for a weekend in Boston?

I'm visiting Boston for the first time over Veterans' Day weekend. What should I do there? [more inside]
posted by hoist with his own pet aardvark around Boston, MA at 8:00 PM - 11 answers has best

October 13, 2016

Loafing in the lap of luxury

What's the most luxurious place in Boston where I can sit on my butt all day and do nothing? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby around Boston, MA at 12:11 PM - 9 answers

September 9, 2016

I'm gonna be hungry

I am traveling to Boston/Cape Cod for about 48 hours next week. [more inside]
posted by silsurf around Boston, MA at 1:31 PM - 9 answers

August 11, 2016

Seeking optimal meteor-viewing camping trip around Boston

I'm reconsidering my plan to camp overnight and watch the Perseids on Friday night at the Boston harbor islands, because it will be rainy/cloudy. Where could my friends and I go instead? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer around Boston, MA at 7:25 AM - 5 answers has best

May 24, 2016

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 - 18 answers

May 16, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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