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Old 04-15-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Downtown Savannah is also nice in their historical section,

Washington is all about the Smithsonian's 22 museums that line both sides of the mall from the capital building all the way to the Lincoln monument.

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Thanks for the link. We're taking bus or train. Maybe the train is quicker. At least what we found on net (Greyhound).
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:57 AM
 
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GO UP In the prudential tower, for the view.

Walk through the public gardens, ride the swan boats. check out the front of cheers (dont bother going in, unless you want to check out the small gift shop)(it doesn't look like the tv show set.) the one by Quincy Market looks more like it. Walk Down Newbury St......and head for Fenway. get a tour of Fenway park...and have lunch @ the Bleacher Bar...(You can look out at Fenway Park) (only do the lunch @ Bleacher bar if there's no game)

Catch the "T" to Park street, walk part of the freedom trail in the evening, walk by Paul Revere's house, Park St Church, Old North Church, Copps hill burial ground, meander through the North end and have dinner in the north end,

Then go over to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market in the evening and shop look around the water front, walk over to the Aquarium area for a look at the harbor.
Maybe a have a drink at an irish pub to close out the day???

1 day isn't enough in Boston but if its all you have this might be fun.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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GO UP In the prudential tower, for the view.

Walk through the public gardens, ride the swan boats. check out the front of cheers (dont bother going in, unless you want to check out the small gift shop)(it doesn't look like the tv show set.) the one by Quincy Market looks more like it. Walk Down Newbury St......and head for Fenway. get a tour of Fenway park...and have lunch @ the Bleacher Bar...(You can look out at Fenway Park) (only do the lunch @ Bleacher bar if there's no game)

Catch the "T" to Park street, walk part of the freedom trail in the evening, walk by Paul Revere's house, Park St Church, Old North Church, Copps hill burial ground, meander through the North end and have dinner in the north end,

Then go over to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market in the evening and shop look around the water front, walk over to the Aquarium area for a look at the harbor.
Maybe a have a drink at an irish pub to close out the day???

1 day isn't enough in Boston but if its all you have this might be fun.
Thanks for the tip. I'm afraid, we'll have just one day. And there's any spacial dishes in Boston? What we should try?
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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Thanks for the tip. I'm afraid, we'll have just one day. And there's any spacial dishes in Boston? What we should try?
There are great restaurants, but they are a little spread around if you're stretched for time. As many people have recommended, the Freedom Trail is a nice place to start and that leads to the North End. Its a very Bostonian neighborhood. Its a very historic representation of the old Italian immigrant neighborhoods. While its largely gentrified now, there are more Italian restaurants there in a half square mile than you can count.
Hanover Street is the main drag, but if you move one street over, there is Salem Street on one side and North Square on the other, which is also on the freedom trail. Both street have great restaurants.

Oddly, although New England is famed for its seafood, the seafood in Boston proper is rather weak. If you feel the need I'd suggest Neptunes or the the Oceanaire.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:48 AM
 
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While you're in the North End, stop by Mike's or Modern Pastry for dessert or quick snack (cannoli is a fav around here). Lobster Roll is a specialty for the BOS area (Neptune is a good place).

You should reconsider hitting all those cities in your itinerary - you'll see a lot of cities without the time to enjoy them. Also, if you plan to hit a lot of museums in DC, then skip the museum in Boston. Use the time to walk around the city (North End, Beacon Hill, Public Garden, Downtown, etc), take in street performances near fanueil hall, etc. Unless you're a baseball fan (which I'm guessing you're probably not coming from Hungary), I'd skip Fenway. You may want to join a guided walking tour - this will ensure you get to all the major historical spots with the narration from the guide to help understand their significance. The popular Duck Tour is worth considering - touristy but saves you feet from all the walking.

The USS Constitution is one of my favorite (actually getting onto the ship) but you'd need to plan 3 hrs or so - probably not a good way to spend a large chunk of your limited time.

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Old 05-12-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Default Food in Boston

For food I'd say any of the italian restaurants in the North End or Irish Pubs in the Financial District or on State Street... - or any irish pub around Boston.
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