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Old 08-09-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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Hi all,

My husband and I are coming up for Pats game in October and we were in need of some guidance on where to stay. We've both visited Boston before but it has been a few years. We were looking at AirBnB and were not sure if we should stay in Boston and then drive or take a train to Foxboro for the game or if we should stay closer to the stadium. We are not that familiar with the New England area so we wanted to find somewhere to stay that is easy access to the game but has other things to see and do as well. We'll be driving up from Virginia on Saturday, going to the game Sunday and coming back down Monday morning. Which areas do you all suggest we look when selecting our airbnb?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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The stadium is in Foxboro. Which is not very close to Boston. I would say give your self an hour +for that drive. That being said, There may not be much for you to do or see around foxboro. Theres an outlet mall I know of close by. Some restaurants and bars. But you would have to drive to all of those things.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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The stadium is in Foxboro. Which is not very close to Boston. I would say give your self an hour +for that drive. That being said, There may not be much for you to do or see around foxboro. Theres an outlet mall I know of close by. Some restaurants and bars. But you would have to drive to all of those things.
Are there any nearby towns that we could stay in that may be worth visiting?
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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Are there any nearby towns that we could stay in that may be worth visiting?
Brockton is a city not too far away. Walpole, Attleboro etc.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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Brockton is a city not too far away. Walpole, Attleboro etc.
Other than them being close in proximity, why would one stay at any of those? Are they cute towns, do they have anything fun to do?

Like I said in my OP, I'm not familiar with the area and since we are going Sat-Mon, I'd like to know that I can at least find a cute bar and restaurant for Saturday and Sunday nights. And if there's any sightseeing to be done that one would suggest, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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Brockton is a city not too far away. Walpole, Attleboro etc.

These aren't cities worth visiting though. Unless you're interested in touring maximum security prisons.


OP - If you're specifically looking for a city besides Boston because you've already 'been there done that', I'd suggest Providence, RI.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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These aren't cities worth visiting though. Unless you're interested in touring maximum security prisons.


OP - If you're specifically looking for a city besides Boston because you've already 'been there done that', I'd suggest Providence, RI.
Thank you! I googled and it looks like Foxboro is only about 30 minutes away from Providence, I had no idea.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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Thank you! I googled and it looks like Foxboro is only about 30 minutes away from Providence, I had no idea.
It won't be 30 min on game day. I've personally never done Providence -> Foxboro on a game day, but I'd say it's probably closer to 1.5 hrs. Getting in and out of that stadium is horrendous.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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If you stay at one of the hotels at Patriot Place (where the stadium is) there are a number of restaurants there and several stores and a theater.

Patriot Place | Boston | Foxborough | Movie Theater | Restaurants

In addition, there is a large outlet mall in nearby Wrentham Welcome To Wrentham Village Premium Outlets® - A Shopping Center In Wrentham, MA - A Simon Property and just down Rte. 1 from the stadium/hotels is a casino and harness racetrack Plainridge Park Casino
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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These aren't cities worth visiting though. Unless you're interested in touring maximum security prisons.


OP - If you're specifically looking for a city besides Boston because you've already 'been there done that', I'd suggest Providence, RI.
I agree-- nothing around Foxborough that counts as especially cute or fun or attractive to visitors. Not bad either, just quiet, residential suburban communities. Providence would be good-- walkable areas, good restaurants, and you haven't time for much more. Providence is closer than some of the nicer places in MA that could be good like Plymouth, Sandwich, Marion or New Bedford. In Boston itself maybe Coolidge Corner or Brookline Village or Jamaica Plain-- nice walkable neighborhoods with restaurants and shops. But Boston is farther from Gillette than Providence. Newport RI would be farther still (but closer to VA) and great for walking and exploring.
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