Monday, May 10, 2010

JET BLUE FLIGHTS $10: BOSTON HERE I CUM!!!


You may have read about the 10th Anniversary $10 Flights from Jet Blue...I jumped on it and I bought one to Boston. I'm heading out tomorrow morning and then back on Wednesday evening....a quick stint. What should I do? Is there amazingly cheap clam chowder somewhere? Baked Beans and Boston Cream Pie that are out of this world? Also, any recommendations on how to manage the T/public transport? This will be my first Boston trip evah! Wicked excited here.

Thought this, the only Bee Gees song I know, was fitting.


8 comments:

  1. What? That's the only Bee Gees song you know? No "Jive Talkin'"? No "Night Fever"? "How Deep is Your Love"? "Stayin Alive"? Oh, well. ;-)

    Anyway, there's a lot to see and do in Boston. Museum-wise, I highly recommend the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts). The Green Line-E trolley will take you right to it. It's one of the country's, if not the world's, best. For Boston Creme Pie, go to where it was invented, the Parker House Hotel, at Tremont and School. The T system is really not that difficult to figure out. You can get a map at the Park Street station, I believe. That's the station right at the corner of the Common, on Tremont. If you feel like a good walk, try walking the Freedom Trail. You can get a map from the Boston Common visitor's center on Tremont, or you can just follow the red line in the sidewalk.

    I don't actually live in Boston, but I've been there many times. It's one of my favorite cities to visit. If you really want to get touristy, try one of the Duck Boat tours.

    Have a GREAT trip, Colby!

    Tony

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  2. Isabella Stewart Gardner is worth it. The T is very easy. Boston is also VERY walkable. If the weather is nice, just hanging out in the Common is wonderful. I hear the park by the Fen is very, oh, busy at night.

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  3. You gotta go to the boston Science Museum... some may say that's a geeky way to go about things, but I think, deep down, everyone loves a bit o' science geekery.

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  4. Wrong! Avoid any cruisy parks at night, too dangerous! The Barking Crab is down near the waterfront off Atlantic Avenue and is pretty famous for good seafood. MFA and Isabella Stewart Gardner are good too but over by the Barking Crab in the Seaport Disrtict is the new ICA institue for contemporary art and it's an amazing new modern structure that has a new tattoo exhibit going on right now. Gotta walk around if it is warm but I missed this post so I hope you haven't already left. T is color coded so it's super easy. I'm a native.

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  5. The Boston LGBT film festival is going on right now! The main attraction tomorrow is the israeli film "Eyes Wide Open". And if you try another tweet-up, I am there (as well as any friends I can find to bring with me).

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  6. The Gardner and the MFA are a must to see. It's also a coincidence I am djing a night at Ramrod here in Boston. LInk for the night is ...

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vice-Boy-Party/116342365063794?ref=ts#!/pages/Vice-Boy-Party/116342365063794

    Come by, I'll buy you a drink :)

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  7. not sure what is open now but the Harvard University Art Museums (the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, Sackler) are sumptuous. Talk about how the other (richer) half collects. The Gardner is great - it's got the robber-baron/pirate lair aesthetic in ur-form. Friends of mine who have lived there HATED living in Boston, but I loved it for seeming like an eternal Sunday.

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  8. I went to college in Cambridge, so I know that area better than Boston, but Mike's Pastry in Boston's North End was always really popular. Harvard does have some nice museums - I know you're into art, but my favorites were always the Natural History Museum and the Peabody (Archaeology and Ethnology). I think most of the art museums tend toward more classical artists, but you could stop by the Carpenter Center on the way to the Fogg and maybe check out some of the art the students are creating these days. If you're into spicy/ethnic food, I recommend Addis Red Sea, an Ethiopian restaurant with locations in Boston and Cambridge. If you like beer, Cambridge Common has a wide variety, many are local brews. Wish I was still there, I would totally meet up with you and show you around. ;)

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