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Visiting Boston for the first time - where should we go?

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debershell Jun 27, 2013 10:12 AM

I will be in Boston next week with my 16 year old daughter, touring colleges before I leave her at Emerson for the remainder f the summer. We are staying right near BU, and will be visiting there and MIT. We will also be spending the 4th there - I would love any recommendations for where we should eat. Not super fancy or really high end - that would be a different trip - just good food/atmosphere. Any not to miss activities/experiences would be appreciated as well.

Thanks in advance!

  1. d
    debershell Jun 28, 2013 07:13 AM

    These are great suggestions, thank you!

    1. r
      RoyRon Jun 27, 2013 01:34 PM

      Three board favorites you can't go wrong with: Eastern Standard Kitchen in Kenmore Sq., Island Creek Oyster Bar, Kenmore Sq and Neptune Oyster, Salem St the North End. If pizza appeals try the original Regina's Pizza in the North End and follow ii up with a Cannoli at Modern Pastry also in the North End.

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        foodieX2 Jun 27, 2013 10:22 AM

        Lots of great ideas here.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856612

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/901295

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856612

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/869097

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/900035

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/902396

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/887697

        Plus I recently ate at Firebrand Saint near MIT and it was great.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906183

        Not miss visits for me are

        Harvard Musuem of Natural History

        Since you are visiting MIT check out their Museum too. its very small so add it on add the end of tour.

        MOS

        MFA

        ICA

        And of course if you LOVE crowds attempt the half shell on the 4th,

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        1. re: foodieX2
          hotoynoodle Jun 28, 2013 07:32 AM

          hatch shell.

          the edward a. hatch memorial shell.

          :)

          1. re: hotoynoodle
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            Carty Jun 28, 2013 08:04 AM

            I like "half shell" better, not only are things on a half shell generally pretty tasty, it looks like one.

            1. re: Carty
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              foodieX2 Jun 28, 2013 09:29 AM

              That's what I called it as a kid and still do. I love it when people feel the need to correct me.

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