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where should i go, what should i see?
is it possible to daytrip it to NY?
or Boston USA?
I'd go to the Garage or the Barfly
Cambridge is really nice, only a short metro journey.
chinatown bus takes 4 hours from memory.
if you stay overnight it might be worth it though :)
as my great grans name is on it....
go to cambridge, and go and sit in the park. i love the park in boston :-)
Or am I imagining that? If so, go there.
it's the outside of the cheers bar.
that's okay, better to say you've been than to actually be there though, if you know wht i mean. and it is near said park :-)
it only takes a few hours if you get the train to NYC. have a look at this:
has more details. definitely go to NYC if you can!
got it. maybe i'll go on sunday or something.
in nottingham. getting mugged, murdered, sold crack and watching bands.
dot to dot anyone?
I hear there's a thriving theatre / cabaret / art scene...
has a thriving business conference scene. Which means it's quite often full of delegatey types over the weekend. That can be annoying.
for a while, but when I worked in Boston I used to go shopping on Newbury Street, where you have loads of cool shops and restaurants (see here: http://www.newbury-st.com/). In particular Newbury Comics comes highly recommended.
Most clubs in Boston are concentrated around Lansdowne Street, where they do gigs followed by dance nights in most venues. The clubs themselves are a bit corporate and indistinguishable from each other, but they have sometimes great bands playing. Make sure to bring ID, becuase they are very strict.
As someone already said, Cambridge, just across the river, is really nice and un-American, with great bars, loads of second hand shops and some fantastic concert venues. Make sure to check out the Middle East (http://www.mideastclub.com/) where they have bands playing every night upstairs and downstairs. Very good veggie food in the restaurant as well.
Don't go to the Cheers bar - it's naff and doesn't look like the TV set at all.
The Boston Phoenix is a weekly local paper which tells you everything there is to do in town - a bit like Time Out in London.
of a speciality interest, but I did go and see the Red Sox play baseball at the Fenway Park stadium a couple of times. It gives you a very good insight in the American attitude towards sport (and food!).
They happen to play at home this weekend (Fri-Sat-Sun), see here for more details: http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp?c_id=bos
I used to go up on the day and buy my ticket an hour or so before the game started, it never seemed to sell out.
I saw the Yankees play the Mets in NY when I was there - bizarre but amazing environment... I think sports are great to check out in new cities...
The Red Sox would be quite cool.
get Red Sox tickets.
I think it's quite a way to NY from there. Still, Boston's a major US city so there'll be tons of stuff to see.