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Heading to Boston next week: suggestions needed

Toro Boston

Of all the cities I’ve been fortunate enough to visit in recent years, I’m probably most excited about my next trip: Boston. I was born there and grew up 15 miles north of the city. I haven’t been back though in more than 18 months—my longest stint away. And while I love seeing my family and friends there, rarely do I get the opportunity to explore the city when I visit.

This visit though, that all changes: my parents are watching my daughters while my wife and I explore the city for three days, researching a feature article for MapQuest’s “99 Summer Travel Quests.” That being said, I could use some suggestions for places to visit, especially restaurants and bars (a return visit to Toro, pictured at top, is highly probable). Please let me know your recommendations in the comments. Thanks!

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One Response to Heading to Boston next week: suggestions needed

  1. Mike Dwyer June 9, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Admittedly we are complete tourists when we visit Boston and if you’re a native this may seem a little too ‘been there, done that’ but on our last visit this past July we finally got a chance to explore the North End on a beautiful summer day. We loved it. Our teenage girls loved it. The buildings are amazing, the atmosphere really cool. I’ve never been to Europe but it made me (almost) feel like I was there. I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant we ate at but there are so many Italian joints in that little area that it would be impossible to recall. The biggest hit though was fresh canollis from Mike’s Pastry.

    On our honeymoon a decade ago my wife and I really enjoyed the John Adams Birthplace. The tour is a bit long but even my non-history-loving wife found it interesting.

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