Monday, September 19, 2005

What should I do in Boston?

Before answering, read my LA query. You can find it in the travel category, or the August archive.

This time, I'll be researching in Watertown, MA and staying in the North End and/or Cambridge.

So, cheap eats, museums, landscapes and public parks, what have you??



Blogger Barbara said...

Museums. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is wonderful, as is the MFA. If you're staying in Cambridge, the Harvard Museums are close at hand and (I believe) free on Saturday mornings. The Freedom Trail is a classic and always fun, touring the USS Constitution being my favorite part. Buy cheese to munch on at Formaggio. Go to a bar near Fenway to watch a Red Sox game. Take a ferry out to the Harbor Islands and cringe as planes fly into Logan overhead. Have shellfish at the NoName, Chinese food (dun dun noodles and dumplings) at Mary Chung in Central Square, and Toscanini's ice cream often.

Lots of good stuff. Have fun.

10:03 AM  
Blogger juniper pearl said...

barbara's lying about the freedom trail, it's never fun. but she's right about the museums, and presumably the food. boston common and the public gardens are beautiful, and easy to get to from cambridge using public transportation. the common is close to chinatown, too, and there are a lot of great and inexpensive restaurants there.

7:13 PM  
Blogger juniper pearl said...

i forgot to mention the boston athenaeum, a stunning library that happens to house a book bound in human skin. i wanted to tell you to go to the burnt food museum in arlington, but it's closed due to fire damage. the hickory-smoked aroma of irony, eh?

9:33 PM  
Blogger HoboHermit said...

Deluxe Town Diner. Deluxe Town Diner. Deluxe Town Diner.

It's on Mt. Auburn St in Watertown. Breakfast is incredibly reasonably priced. It's so good. Armenian and middle eastern specialties, as well as traditional diner food. It's one of the oldest real dining car style diners in New England. They make their own strawberry jam, and bring it to you with the toast or johnnycakes.

10:10 PM  
Blogger zp said...

I may eat at the Deluxe Towne Diner everyday for a week. Research can be demanding . . .

Sad about the burnt food museum, but I do love a tomato sandwich on burnt toast.

10:20 AM  
Blogger zp said...

Deluxe Towne Diner must have a new menu. Nothing on the menu screamed Armenian specialty. But it was tasty, fresh, slightly fancy diner food. But it did make me a little sick. And when I asked if the Cobb salad had corn on it the waiter got very flustered. I don't know, guys . . . new management?

But I had to go, it was right on the bus route to Watertown.

7:19 PM  

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