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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boston At Night

Your Guide to Boston's Top Night Time Attractions:

Boston is an ideal place to navigate by foot and thus named "America's Walking City". Every year, the city of Boston is visited by over 12 million visitors. Boston residents are proud of their city's world class sports teams, top medical and educational facilities, as well as its unique position in American history. It offers a wide variety of things to do and caters to almost any interest.
Whether you enjoy shopping, fine dining, history, arts, theaters...the city of Boston is your place!

Night Time Ideas:
  1. Quincy Market - situated on the freedom trail, this market is also known as Faneuil Hall, named after one of its buildings. it's surrounded by some old pubs and restaurants, and is the home to an unusual blend of shops, historical buildings and restaurants. If you love to do some shopping and eat as well, this is a good place to go to.
  2. North End - this are populated by dozens of family owned Italian restaurants. Be sure to look for Paul Revere's house, the USS Constitution and the Old North Church, while strolling the streets.
  3. Harvard - one of the most prestigious universities and has the distinction of being an "Ivy League" school. Take a stroll through the 22 acre park that composes Harvard yard. There are many buildings and statues that adorn the campus. Afterwards, you can proudly (and truthfully) declare - "I went to Harvard"! :).
  4. Fenway Twilight Tours - Visit the oldest ballpark in major league baseball, which is known as "America's most beloved ball park," and home to some of baseball's greatest players. This tour starts at 5 and 6pm and lasts 1.5 hours.
  5. Bostix - if you're in the mood for theater, visit Bostix booth for discounted tickets. There are 2 locations; Cosley Square -10AM-6PM (Mon.-Sat.); 11AM-4PM (Sun.) and Faneuil Hall - 10AM-6PM (Tues.-Sat.); 11AM-4PM (Sun.)
  6. Ghosts and Graveyards - This unique trolley tour shows you Boston's darker side. Hear stories of the city's gravest moments and its most ghoulish individuals. It includes a walking tour of 2 of Boston's oldest burying grounds. Tours start at 6, 7, 8 and 9PM.
  7. Museum of Fine Arts - if you love arts, this place houses nearly 450,000 works of art including an extensive treasury of Asian art. Opens until 9:45pm.
  8. Medieval Manor - dinner theater where you go back to the middle ages. You will be served a 6 course banquet eaten without a fork, knife or spoon. While you dine, you'll be entertained by a troop of actors.
  9. Salem - This is a home to America's #1 Haloween celebration. While there, visit the House of Seven Gables, the Salem Witch Museum, or anyone of the other "haunted" events.
  10. Newburry Street - this street boasts some of Boston's most high end shopping. Mostly are signature brands such as Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Louis Vuitton, etc. Most shops close at 7pm. There are also some of Boston's best restaurants here.
There you go, you will now have somewhere to go just in case you're new to Boston. Have fun!