Snell/Lis Wedding Food 'n' Fun Info Page

     General Boston area information
              City of Boston web page
              Boston Globe online

     Public Transportation
              Subway train -- "the T"
              For driving directions, use      MapQuest

     Food/Restaurant Recommendations
              Downtown Boston
                       Top of the Hub
                                Prudential Bldg, 52nd fl, 800 Boylston St., Boston      617-536-1775
                                reservations needed
                                where Joe proposed
                       Union Oyster House
                                41 Union St., Boston      617-227-2750
                                "America's Oldest Restaurant" -- famous Boston landmark for seafood
                       Cheers (Bull and Finch Pub)
                                84 Beacon St., Boston      617-227-9605
                                just north of the Boston Common
                       Durgin Park -- 240 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
                                North Market Bldg., Boston      617-227-2038
                                seafood, beef, family style seating at picnic bench type tables,
                                sometimes "abusive" servers (rumor has it they often tease/yell at you!)
                       Anthony's Pier 4
                                140 Northern Ave, Boston      617-482-6262
                                near the World Trade Center on Boston Harbor
                                very good seafood
                       Jimmy's Haborside Restaurant
                                242 Northern Ave, Boston      617-423-1000
                                near the World Trade Center on Boston Harbor
                       North End
                                80+ Italian restaurants to choose from
                                If travelling down 93 South, take Government Ctr exit
                                (NOT Logan Airport), then follow exit sign
                                for North End in "Big Dig" underground tunnel

              North of Boston, suburbs
                       On the Border
                                Woburn, near Marriot Courtyard
                                Mexican food entrees, bar
                       TGI Friday's
                                across the street from the Marriot Courtyard Woburn
                       Naked Fish
                                15 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica, MA      978-663-6500
                                seafood with Latin, Cuban seasoning
                       Legal Seafoods -- Burlington Mall
                                1131 Middlesex Tpk, Burlington, MA      781-270-9700
                                well known New England seafood restaurant chain
                       Henrietta's Table -- Harvard Square
                                Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge      617-661-5005
                                American fare

     Sight Seeing/Music/Dancing/Entertaiment Options
              Sight Seeing Options
                       Boston Common
                                bordered by Tremont, Beacon, Charles and Boylston Streets, Boston
                                swan boats, frog pond; start of the Freedom Trail
                                Visitor Information Booth along South edge
                                parking beneath the Common -- entrance on Charles St
                                (bisects common running N/S)
                       Faneuil Hall
                                bordered by waterfront, financial district, North End,
                                Government Center, Haymarket
                       Freedom Trail
                                walking trail through downtown Boston, starts on Boston Common
                                follow red line on sidewalk
                       Boston Duck Tours
                                amphibious tour of downtown Boston, Charles River sights
                                tours depart from Museum of Science and Prudential Center
                                reservations recommended
                       Old Town Trolley Tours
                                140 Tremont St, Boston      617-482-1279
                                narrated drives through downtown Boston sights
                       U.S.S. Constitution -- "Old Ironsides"
                                24 5th St, Charlestown, MA      617-242-5670
                                museum in Charlestown Navy Yard, at one end of Freedom Trail
                       Museum of Science
                                Science Park, Boston (on/over Charles River)      617-723-5000
                                Omni IMAX Theatre, Planetarium, Laser Show
                                advanced ticket sales: 617-723-2500
                       New England Aquarium
                                Central Wharf, Boston      617-973-5200
                       Whale watching
                                several options: leaving from Gloucester,
                                or the N.E. Aquarium in Boston
                                Recommendation: The Cape Ann Whale Watch
                                                            415 Main St, Gloucester
                                                            508-283-5110 or 800-777-5110

                       "Leaf Peeping" -- view New England's spectacular fall foliage!
                                Kankamangus Highway - White Mountains, NH
                                Fall Foliage hot lines
                                         Maine                     800-777-0317
                                         Massachusetts         800-277-MASS
                                         New Hampshire       800-258-3608
                                         Vermont                  800-VERMONT
                                White Mountains -- New Hampshire (3+ hrs north of Boston)
                                Berkshires -- Massachusetts (2+ hrs west of Boston)      another web site

                       Lexington Battle Green -- just south of Bedford
                                site of the start of the American revolution
                                eyewitness to history account of the battle
                       Old North Bridge -- Concord, MA
                                Minute Man National Park, 174 Liberty St, Concord      978-369-6993
                                site of the "shot heard around the world"

              Music (places listed are also bars)
                       Johnny D's
                                17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville      617-776-2004
                                Rock and Roll, Blues, Jazz, dancing
                                Recommendation: probably the best option for a combination
                                                            of music/dancing
                       Harper's Ferry
                                158 Brighton Ave., Allston      617-254-9743
                                Blues, Rock and Roll -- a few pool tables, some dancing
                                Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge      617-661-5000
                                Double Tree Guest Quarters Suite Hotel
                                400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston      617-562-4111
                       The Real Deal Jazz Club and Cafe -- Cambridge Multicultural Center
                                41 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA      617-876-7777
                                Inman Square, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge      617-876-9330
                                Jazz, dancing

                       Boston Beer Works
                                61 Brookline Ave, Boston      617-536-2337
                                restaurant/microbrewery featuring seasonal brews,
                                near Fenway Park, Boston

              Other Activities
                       Crane's Beach
                                near reception hall in Ipswich, MA
                                145 Ipswich St., Boston      617-437-0300
                                pool, video games, bowling -- next to Fenway Park, Boston
                       The Rack
                                24 Clinton St., Boston      617-725-1851
                                pool hall near Faneuil Hall, Boston
                       F1 "Indy Car" Racing
                                290 Wood Rd., Braintree, MA (exit 6 off Rte 128)      781-848-2300
                                indoor racing, pool tables, bar

Joe Lis
Last modified: Thu Sep 23 14:26:31 EDT 2004