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Old 03-02-2018, 06:21 AM
 
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For a great lobster roll, I would suggest Neptune Oyster in the North End and Eventide in the Fenway. I am not a huge fan of Boston Cream Pie, but you can find some in the bakeries in the North End, which are obligatory stops if you find yourself there (Mike's, Modern, Bova's Maria's). In addition, Flour is rumored to make a great BCP and is a great place to stop for lunch and treats.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:44 PM
 
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anyone recommend which hilton hotel to stay at?
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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anyone recommend which hilton hotel to stay at?
Not in love with the Hilton properties in town. But, I'd go with the Hilton Back Bay. You can walk to Boylston/Newburyport st. very easily which is nice. You're also right down the road from Copley Plaza.. some very very nice architecture that way, and definitely worth a few stops in the hotels around there.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:59 PM
 
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I'd go with the Ames Boston Hotel (owned by Hilton). Hilton back bay would be a decent choice too, as would the Hilton Downtown/Fanuiel Hall spot. Although the area around the downtown hotel feels dead on the weekends.

The Double-tree is centrally located, near lots of entertainment in the theater district if you're into that. The doubletree is in a less safe feeling at night though interesting neighborhood. It's not the hood, but it wouldn't be my first choice unless you want to walk to clubs.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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For a great lobster roll, I would suggest Neptune Oyster in the North End and Eventide in the Fenway. I am not a huge fan of Boston Cream Pie, but you can find some in the bakeries in the North End, which are obligatory stops if you find yourself there (Mike's, Modern, Bova's Maria's). In addition, Flour is rumored to make a great BCP and is a great place to stop for lunch and treats.
Yes, the Flour Bakery Cafe shops have a good Boston Cream Pie, about $6 per slice, sliced from a bar shape, not the usual pie slice.

Found out after many years that it's cake layer is brushed with an espresso or something like that, and I don't like coffee, thus won't buy it anymore, but would eagerly recommend it.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Ahem. Pizza in Boston is fantastic. But the countertop joints do not stack up to NYC in quality, nevermind in volume.

Some spots with excellent pie:
Area Four- South End
Brewers Fork- Charlestown
Picco- South End
Pastoral- Fort Point
Posto- Davis Square
The Salty Pig- Back Bay

If you want the classic, hit the original Pizzeria Regina in the North End.

As for the trip in it's entirety- Hit Quincy Market for lunch on the weekend. Usually a lot of foot traffic, street performers etc. It's a must if you've never been. Take a stroll between Charles St. through the common/public garden over down Newbury St. Great walk, one that anyone would appreciate.. Might be the most beautiful consolidation of urban architecture as it ultimately stretches a few miles. Ton of great shopping, cafe's, etc. on Newbury st. Of course, you have the obligatory dinner in the North End. Don't listen to anyone reccomendations- Simply walk around between Hanover and Salem and pick the one that looks like the experience you desire. There are like 100+ italian restaraunts within 6 blocks.

On one of the days, crossover and check out Cambridge/Somerville via the red line. Harvard Square is cool, and you can float between the commercial area and the campus very easily. If you want to try my favorite brunch in New England, hit Alden & Harlow. Might be worth hopping off the red line and starting in Central Square. Cool area, and I like checking out all of the weird and eclectic side neighboroods. If you're a beer fan, stop in at a local brewery- I'd reccomend Lamplighter. Once you've walked over and you're done in Harvard, you can head another stop on the red line and walk around Davis Square. It serves as a mix between young proffessional neighborhood, starving musician neighborhood, and Tufts University downtown. Five Horse Tavern, The Saloon, Foundry, Red Bones, Painted Burro.. All good bars and restaraunts. Between Davis and Union Square, there are a number of intrictate restaraunts, theatres, and venues to check out.

Most importantly, for a mic-drop seafood dinner, make reservations at Row 34. Ridiculously good. And if you like beer, you'll be in heaven. They have an excellent local draft list at all times that includes Trillium, one of the highest rated breweries in North America. It's in kind of a new, nondescript area called Fort Point. It's inland from Seaport and differes in style from the rest of the city. There's also Drink, which has been sighted as one of the best cocktail bars in the US. You walk down, a mixologist asks what kind of tastes you prefer, and they spin up something incredible. Before or after dinner, hit some of the rooftop bars and restaraunts in Seaport.. The Envoy, Whiskey Preist, Legal Harborside Rooftop. If there are any shows in town, check out the Pavilion in Seaport. It's a harbor side concert venue right down the road in Seaport.
Good write-up.

Pizza: Don't forget about Otto, three locations in the area. It's from Maine so somewhat local. I like the Coolidge Corner spot, though a bit crowded. One local radio talk host claims it's the best pizza in our area. I do like it and a cousin near Portland, Maine, recommended it me.

I still love Regina; don't get a slice if it has to be reheated, just wait for your own fresh pie. Even a host at their North End spot advised not settling for their slices, and to just get a fresh pie experience. Believe it or not, I have encountered two people over the years who hated our Pizzeria Regina. They will have a wait of almost an hour, standing in line outside, in the summer at times.
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:47 AM
 
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I'll add the Boston Calling Music festival is held Memorial Day weekend (5/25-5/27) at the Harvard Athletic Complex.


Home - Boston Calling Music Festival - May 25, 26, & 27, 2018 – Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston, MA
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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The pizza here sucks, especially if you're used to NYC pizza. That said, when you find a place that has "good" pizza you patronize it and don't go anywhere else.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Earth
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is a good white clam pie in boston?

I tried the clam pie at pepe's in New Haven and it was terrible.

I thought the clam pie was better at star tavern in jersey
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Memorial Day Weekend can be on the quiet side in Boston proper. Students are gone. Little to no commuters from the burbs. Few business people nor conventions, etc. Many try to get away for the long weekend. A great time to visit.
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