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Old August 31st, 2008, 08:17 PM
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I will be in the Boston area for a week or so around 10/15/08.

I will be at the Boston Naval Shipyard.

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Here are the closest, and the best in the immediate area..The base is in Charlestown, very close to the airport...hope this helps a bit...

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cambridge, Ma
250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA USA 02141
1.0 miles from center of Charlestown
Lowest Rates Start at $333.00

Hyatt Harborside At Boston S Logan International Airport
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, MA USA 02128
2.2 miles from center of Charlestown
Lowest Rates Start at $369.00


Hyatt Harborside features a Business Plan floor. For a nominal charge this residential floor offers standard guest room amenities including iron and ironing board. In addition, Business Plan includes: - Voicemail - Desk phones - Dual phone lines - Dataport ho.... Read more about Hyatt Harborside At Boston S Logan International Airport

Marriott Boston Long Wharf
296 State Street
Boston, MA USA 02109
1.4 miles from center of Charlestown
Lowest Rates Start at $499.00


Located downtown on Boston Harbor at historic Long Wharf. One block from Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market. 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space newly renovated. 412 newly renovated guest rooms, 10 suites, and dramatic concierge level. smoke-free..... Read more about Marriott Boston Long Wharf
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Rinker, we always have stayed at the Marriott Longwarf, and we love it there. My husband uses Marriott a lot for work travel so that is how we end up there. You can even take a boat across the water to get to Logan Airport; although in October that might be a little cold. We will be at the Longwarf this next weekend after a beautiful week on Cape Cod.

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The InterContinental is very nice but pricey - great location for sight seeing. They have a great bar called Rumba - awesome martini's.
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I've decided to stay in Woburn or Waltham while I'm working for less than 1/2 the cost of the downtown hotels.
A day or two at 500 bucks is one thing....8 days is another.

Hard to justify the cost to my customer.

I'm gonna hang out for a few days when I finish to do some sight seeing.
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Boston = A drinking town with a baseball problem.

Make sure you get to see the Red Sox. The game is only half the fun, the excitement, the atmosphere of Fenway is something else.

If you go, don't wear a Yankee baseball hat if you value your life.

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Boston = A drinking town with a baseball problem.

Make sure you get to see the Red Sox. The game is only half the fun, the excitement, the atmosphere of Fenway is something else.

If you go, don't wear a Yankee baseball hat if you value your life.

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Kinda like wearing a Chargers jersey in Oakland, huh?
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Both those towns are a bit of a hike, but the Mass Pike, will make it easier..rush hour will be tough.
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Both those towns are a bit of a hike, but the Mass Pike, will make it easier..rush hour will be tough.
Hotel info shows the 2 areas to be 9 and 11 miles away.

Is that a hike?
Or is it the traffic?
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I would say depending on what time you need to be at the base, the traffic could be a major factor for your morning commute. Home too, could be busy. Are you renting a car to drive yourself?

Maybe, having them pay for you to be close by for ease, and timeliness,, rather than fighting the traffic, would make more sense..just tossing some thoughts out there....Maybe they have corporate benefits that could get them a lower price for you.
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Boston = A drinking town with a baseball problem.

Make sure you get to see the Red Sox. The game is only half the fun, the excitement, the atmosphere of Fenway is something else.

If you go, don't wear a Yankee baseball hat if you value your life.

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Boston = A drinking town with a baseball problem.

Make sure you get to see the Red Sox. The game is only half the fun, the excitement, the atmosphere of Fenway is something else.

If you go, don't wear a Yankee baseball hat if you value your life.

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What are the chances of me getting a ticket in October??

I have had a few folks tell me I have to go to Fenway.

If I wear a Padre jersey, will I be a fan or fodder?

Seriously, is there a restaurant that I just HAVE to eat at?
I'm looking for local flavor.
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This is a Boston institution: http://www.durgin-park.com/web/

Legal Seafood has lots of locations...http://www.legalseafoods.com/index.cfm

I know more will come to mind....
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Trip, I am salivating at the menu for Durgin Park. I am used to getting a dozen oysters on the half shell (raw) in the south.
Down there we get to make our own dipping sauce. Is that true for Boston?
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I wish I could help but, this New Englander only eats shrimp;)
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I wish I could help but, this New Englander only eats shrimp
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Oh ya, I forgot..but no bellys, just strips..I am in the minority;):)
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I am sure you can get a ticket if you stand outside the park, there always seem to be plenty of "vendors" aka "scalpers".

Clams, yes! At least a bowl of New England Clam "Chowdah".

I would think you would tire of fight the traffic pretty quickly. I guess you could use public transportation, but it gets pretty crowded at peak times.

Boston is a great place - so much to see and do there...I hope you enjoy your trip to New England.
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No bellys??? Oh my!! Trip, I was thinking the other day that I sure do miss whole belly clams here in Florida. My Mother, a native of Eastport Maine, never liked the bellys either. Definately in the minority!

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Boston = A drinking town with a baseball problem.

Make sure you get to see the Red Sox. The game is only half the fun, the excitement, the atmosphere of Fenway is something else.

If you go, don't wear a Yankee baseball hat if you value your life.

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Yes, do not wear a Yankee hats. Wear a Tampa Bay Rays (best record in baseball) hat!!!!!!!!!

Here is a pic I took from game here in town of the last pitch to end the game a sweep the Boston Redsux...



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Boston = A drinking town with a baseball problem.

Make sure you get to see the Red Sox. The game is only half the fun, the excitement, the atmosphere of Fenway is something else.

If you go, don't wear a Yankee baseball hat if you value your life.

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Yes, do not wear a Yankee hats. Wear a Tampa Bay Rays (best record in baseball) hat!!!!!!!!!

Here is a pic I took from game here in town of the last pitch to end the game a sweep the Boston Redsux...
Gee Dave, I feel for ya having to sit in such crappy seats!!
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Yeah, Home Plate Club sucks. These hot chics keep bothering you to give you more free beer and I was so full from the buffet of prime rib and seared tuna that I couldn't drink as many!
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Don't forget the North End where you can have some fabulous Italian food.

Phyll (who's looking forward to a dish of Indian pudding at Durgin Park tomorrow.) Haven't had any of that in years.

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Try getting tickets on StubHub.com,,,you can find tickets to most anything.
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I will be in the Boston area for a week or so around 10/15/08.

I will be at the Boston Naval Shipyard.

Any recommendations for areas to stay?
Hotels in Boston and Cambridge are quite expensive ($200/night and up for the places where you would want to stay). Your better bet is to get out to the 'burbs in one direction or another. If you get out to Route 128 (I-95), the outer beltway around the city, you probably will save enough on your hotel bill to cover the cost of a rental car. Just be aware that there's quite a bit of congestion on all of the major highways going into and out of the city, so be sure to allow plenty of time for the commute.

All of the major hotel chains have properties in and around Boston area. Here are some that would be reasonably convenient.

>> There are three properties in Braintree (I-93 Exit 6) -- a Holiday Inn Express, a Candlewood Suites, and, IIRC, a Fairfield Inn -- that are very reasonable and right off the highway.

>> There's a Best Western in Woburn (I-93 Exit 36) that would be equally convenient and probably also reasonably priced.

For dining, I also strongly recommend getting away from the city. There are plenty of very nice restaurants in the suburbs where the tables are not nearly so crowded together and where you'll get a better meal for less money.

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Thanks Rev,
Yes, a quick look at expedia showed an increase of a minimum of 100.00 over being even eight miles away.
As I am BW Diamond member, I'm leaning towards Woburn.
My customer tells me Dorcester is more convienent but then others have advised that there are "better" areas to stay in.
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Yes, cross that off your list.
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I am fortunate to have a very nice room at the Homestead Suites in Waltham.....maybe 15 miles north of Boston.

I will say that I will be very happy when this job is done so I can get out of this area. The people I have encountered are not the kind I would like to spend any time with.
I have actually had drivers try to cut me off on an access ramp to a freeway during rush hour.

There are no smile wrinkles....just frowns.
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Sorry you are not enjoying Boston. If you can get past the traffic it truly is a great place. We have a word for Mass drivers here - but it would be impolite to post it.
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