U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:00 AM
 
4,141 posts, read 1,732,959 times
Reputation: 11674

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjimmy24 View Post
Bar crawls are not a positive for 15 year olds with their parents.

I repeat. I'm not saying harvard square sucks or don't go there. I'm saying there are better places to stay. Because there are.

Also I spend literally 7 days a week at harvard. What teenagers hang out there? Cambridge ringe and Latin kids yelling at each other in the yard after school? This doesn't sound familiar to me at all.

I also think that yelp reviewer is probably from some small town.

Very strange recommendation for someone who specifically want to go to St Anthony's festival. Didn't say anything about "we want to travel from Gibraltar to watch harvard kids move in."
X1000.

Stay in Back Bay. Skip Harvard Sq especially at that time of year. And definitely skip the Caribbean Festival.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
7,902 posts, read 6,835,782 times
Reputation: 6645
Quote:
Originally Posted by LLCNYC View Post
X1000.

Stay in Back Bay. Skip Harvard Sq especially at that time of year. And definitely skip the Caribbean Festival.
Thank you! I just don't think it's even a contest in terms of where to find a hotel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-17-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
3,987 posts, read 1,948,612 times
Reputation: 2449
i think there are several family events that would be good for a 15 year old around harvard square so it would be a mistake to just skip it.
there are several museums in that area; also i think widener library gives tours (not sure if you need to be faculty) but supposedly the basement contains the largest private collection of stuff -- the first published bible for example ?
also why not schedule a campus tour (also with mit -- mit museum is probably cool too) ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-17-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
7,902 posts, read 6,835,782 times
Reputation: 6645
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanley-88888888 View Post
i think there are several family events that would be good for a 15 year old around harvard square so it would be a mistake to just skip it.
there are several museums in that area; also i think widener library gives tours (not sure if you need to be faculty) but supposedly the basement contains the largest private collection of stuff -- the first published bible for example ?
also why not schedule a campus tour (also with mit -- mit museum is probably cool too) ?
The widener library is NOT accessible to non harvard affiliates.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-17-2017, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Montreal
116 posts, read 65,048 times
Reputation: 136
There is a small but interesting car collection in Brookline, a fifteen minute drive from back bay area. The crux of it is below the stables in a large stablehouseon the grounds of the Anderson family compound. The antiques were from the most part collected by Mr and Mrs Anderson in the early 1900ís. The lady was as much a car enthusiast as her husband and had racehorses in a building the size of a large manorhouse. They owned two early electric cars dated 1905 and 1908, one steam powered among many. If you visit in August, chances are you may hit on an antique car meet on the grounds. There are more recent models on the ground floor especially Porsches.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-17-2017, 04:39 PM
 
21 posts, read 8,157 times
Reputation: 36
Try a whale watch. Tons of fun for all ages. Bring and use sunscreen though. You'll regret it if you don't!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-17-2017, 06:35 PM
 
2,771 posts, read 2,217,547 times
Reputation: 2174
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjimmy24 View Post
The widener library is NOT accessible to non harvard affiliates.
Yep, and during tourist season they put up signs telling people they must have a Harvard ID to enter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-19-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
6,326 posts, read 9,046,785 times
Reputation: 5324
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOORGONG View Post
There is a small but interesting car collection in Brookline, a fifteen minute drive from back bay area. The crux of it is below the stables in a large stablehouseon the grounds of the Anderson family compound. The antiques were from the most part collected by Mr and Mrs Anderson in the early 1900ís. The lady was as much a car enthusiast as her husband and had racehorses in a building the size of a large manorhouse. They owned two early electric cars dated 1905 and 1908, one steam powered among many. If you visit in August, chances are you may hit on an antique car meet on the grounds. There are more recent models on the ground floor especially Porsches.
I love the Larz Anderson museum. The top floor is an ever changing exhibit. There's always something different. The lower floor are the cars from the Anderson collection. I always get a giggle every time I see the car with the toilet in it. Also, I believe the lawn events are only held on Sundays. Here's the museum's website:

Larz Anderson Auto Museum | America's Oldest Car Collection

On the back side of the hill behind the museum there's a beautiful park as well. I take my kids there every so often. Amazing that the whole place used to be someone's estate. I would have love to have seen what the house looked like if the museum building is just their garage.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2017, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
2,051 posts, read 3,467,992 times
Reputation: 1618
No sign of the OP, but the 15-year-old may find interest in visiting Berklee College of Musuc, Emerson, BU, BC,, Northeastern University, Tufts and maybe even out at Babson or Bentley, depending on his future pursuits.

They start their serious college thoughts that young now vs. when I was that age!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top