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I’m arriving in Boston on the afternoon of June 20 for a cruise leaving June 22, so I have one full day on the 21st to hit the highlights. I will be staying at the Residence Inn in the Seaport area and will not be renting a car. Is there much that I walkable from my location?  I’m also open to restaurant suggestions. Thanks!

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Not much in that area, but take the Silver Line downtown and head over to the Freedom Trail.

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On 3/1/2019 at 7:14 PM, SPSGB said:

I’m arriving in Boston on the afternoon of June 20 for a cruise leaving June 22, so I have one full day on the 21st to hit the highlights. I will be staying at the Residence Inn in the Seaport area and will not be renting a car. Is there much that I walkable from my location?  I’m also open to restaurant suggestions. Thanks!

 
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It’s freezing out in New England.  I’m bored. Just got back from Baltimore cruise on Grandeur. 

I found some great food and place to stay there precruise. So here’s some information on Boston. If you’re looking for a great place to visit. If you’re healthy and can walk Boston is great. From the ship if you got the day take a cab ride to the Aquarium. It’s across from Fanuel Hall so you can visit that which is the big tourist destination. Live street performance shops and restaurant area.

Same walking distance is the historic North End. Excellent Italian food everywhere. Hanover St. Mikes pastry’s is the favorite for tourists. But those who know better Modern pastry across the street. Heavenly cannolis. Almond cookies. Cappuccino espresso. It’s as close to Italy as ya get without crossing the big pond. For cheap excellent Italian food Galleria Umberto On Hanover. Regina original pizza is the best. Also the little joints have great food. Cash is king in the north End. 

Boston harbor island tours are excellent cruise out to old civil war fort/prison. Harpoon Brewery has a beer hall.

No Name restaurant has the best seafood chowder. J Hooks lobster rolls are delicious. You can walk to the public gardens. Freedom trail.

North End has Paul Revere house museum. Old north Church. 

Original cheers bar is near public garden. Museum of contemporary art is on waterfront. Rowe’s warf has party boats. Near Aquarium is duck boat and other tours.

Fenway Park has tours. Like $25 pp. You could get lucky and find tickets for games. Tasty burger is on the corner and has $10 cheeseburgers and fries and 16 Pabst beer. Amazing.

So if you’re coming precruise lots to do. In August the north End has many Italian festivals. TripAdvisor yelp for specific information.

If you need help getting around the bus tours near Aquarium are great. Even hop on hop off bus ride.

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On 3/1/2019 at 7:14 PM, SPSGB said:

I’m arriving in Boston on the afternoon of June 20 for a cruise leaving June 22, so I have one full day on the 21st to hit the highlights. I will be staying at the Residence Inn in the Seaport area and will not be renting a car. Is there much that I walkable from my location?  I’m also open to restaurant suggestions. Thanks!

If you’re healthy and can walk no name Restaurant is great seafood. Harpoon Brewery and contemporary art museum nearby. We walked back and forth to the north End . 

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We found the SeaPort area to be very walkable.  We were staying at the Aloft.   After walking around  and exploring the day before our cruise  we just decided to roll our luggage to the port the next day.  Might not work for everyone but we enjoyed the walk over.

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I was at the Seaport on Thursday of this week - Boston Flower Show at the Trade Center.  Outside of the  multitude of new construction and traffic, the area is very walkable. Every time I'm in this area, I see more restaurants and shops, along with the changing demographics of the waterfront. We have dined at many of the seafood venues, but this time, stopped at the bar/lounge/restaurant at the Seaport Hotel for lunch -mainly because we parked in their garage $ instead of the EDIC cruise port garage. Very nice atmosphere and food. No Name has been a waterfront treasure for decades. 

 

Darcy

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On 3/1/2019 at 7:14 PM, SPSGB said:

I’m arriving in Boston on the afternoon of June 20 for a cruise leaving June 22, so I have one full day on the 21st to hit the highlights. I will be staying at the Residence Inn in the Seaport area and will not be renting a car. Is there much that I walkable from my location?  I’m also open to restaurant suggestions. Thanks!

We like hop-on, hop-off buses and used one when we were docked in Boston a few years ago on a Can-NE cruise.  I hopped off at the Aquarium to visit it and then walked around to areas I hadn't been to before and to some familiar ones.  Ate lunch at Faneuil Hall (lots of options), did some more sightseeing, and then caught the HOHO bus back.

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