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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 26, 2016
Boston to bar harbour and back  (7 Answers)

Have been on before querying this trip. But now I know details dates etc changed looking to fly into Boston stay 2 or 3 days in September.what would be a decent place to stay price wise and convenient Then

drive up to Bar harbour and back have got 10 days to do this we like sight seeing shopping trailing about and chilling out. Coming from Scotland just like to see small towns etc. Partners 60 th birthday she has always wanted to do this so here we go. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 12, 2016
First hand experience please?  (6 Answers)

I found very good deal for visiting Boston including flights, hotel and some sightseeing.
Now it's advertised as Luxury Holiday and the Hotel is Boston Park Plaza in cozy room.
That "cozy" description baffles me and I'm bit worried. So my question is: can anybody who stayed there give me idea what cozy room is?
I am very tempted to book but need some reassurance before I do.
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 04, 2016
First visit to Boston for the weekend!  (3 Answers)


We will be traveling to Boston this weekend for the first time! We will be staying near downtown and would like some suggestions on must do's.

We are also looking to take a day and travel by train to Portland ME to visit. If anyone has any suggestions on must do's in Portland we would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 26, 2016
NYE in Boston  (2 Answers)

We are a family of four adults 54, 55, 24,20. We would like to know the best things to do on NYE, do we stay in a hotel on the waterfront or downtown? Also do we splash out on one of the hotel packages or is there enough to do around the waterfront/copley square with the first night celebration. We are there for five nights, is everything open, what itinerary would be best and can anyone recommend any mid range hotels and restaurants? Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 24, 2016
Staying in Boston  (2 Answers)

Wie are a mid 50 couple. Will be coming to Boston in mid October for the first time for 3 nights.
What is the best area to stay and see the touristic interest?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 21, 2016
Weekly link pass  (9 Answers)

Hallo my friends. Pls can you explain what does it mean when the MBTA says "only if purchased on a charlie ticket?
"$21.25 for 7 days
Unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A and only if purchased on a CharlieTicket."
"7-Day Pass:
CharlieTicket valid for 7 days from purchase date.
CharlieCard valid for 7 days from the date of first tap."
Thank you for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 13, 2016
Take me for a short walk.  (9 Answers)

I will be in Boston on Friday, December 16. I am having a colonoscopy at Tufts Medical Center (800 Washington St) and they insist that I have an escort meet me after the procedure to take me home. I am staying at the Milner Hotel (78 Charles St). If we exit through the parking structure onto Tremont Street and cut across Eliot Norton Park to Charles Street, the walk would be well short of a quarter mile. I am a solo traveler and do not know anyone in the Boston area. Is there any VTer out there willing to escort me home in the afternoon on Friday, December 16? Thank you very much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 03, 2016
cheap accomodation in boston and generally usa  (10 Answers)

Hallo my friends. We are travelling to USA on November. Do you have any general advice on cheap accomodation? We will start our trip in Boston. I know for example that in Italy there are some hotel-type places that belong to monasteries or to the catholic church and we were accomodated at some of them for a low price. Anything similar or whatever in USA, or Boston specificaly? Or shall I start searching as usually? Thank you very much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 22, 2016
Sinclair/Cambridge, hotel?  (1 Answer)

Where should a group of Canadian thrity-somethings stay for a show at the Sinclair...should we stay in Cambridge or would Back bay/Fenway be close enough?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 14, 2016
Whale watching tours  (6 Answers)

Hello folks,

We plan to make a weekend trip to Boston for Whale watching (we are in NYC), with our 8 YO. I wonder, if there are any recommendations about Whale watching tour company (or any that we should avoid). Plus, what other things we can do apart from Whale watching during the weekend that will entertain a 8YO.

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 01, 2016
Travel from Conneticut to Boston  (9 Answers)

Hi folks!

Hope someone could give us some advice. We're a family of four (kids aged 13 and 16) who needs to travel from Stamford CN to Boston. when we search for train tickets, Amtrac trains ends up really expensive as the kids seems to count as adults if over 12. Are there any cheaper, but still fairly comfortable ways of travelling. Suggestions of websites, companies and good deals would be most welcome.

We are planning to hire a car in Boston for 100 days, so one option would be to hire the car in Stamford or tthe surrounding area and return it in Boston before we fly out. To rent in one place and return it in a differentcity seems fairly expensive too, but maybe there are some good deals to be found?

Anne :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2016
How to avoid terrible experiences in Extended Stay America hotels  (4 Answers)

Not most, but a large group of people who were in Extended Stay America hotels, suffered terrible experiences, in this hotel chain

Just read reports published on the internet. If what the propaganda of this hotel chain says were true, it would be the ideal Hotel for those who cannot waste their money.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2016
New York City to Quebec City in 30-40 days by car  (5 Answers)

Please, respond the questions bellow, for two scenarios :

A-Travelling in may-jun

B-Travelling in august

1-Which routes to take?Hotels?,etc ?

2-Best stops and places,preferably near the sea ?

3-What to see?

4-What to do? (walking is not a problem for us)

5-traffic problems ?

Thank you so much indeed

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 19, 2016
Boston Local Bar/Pub  (6 Answers)

Staying @ NorthEnd airbnb overnight on a Thursday & wondering about any suggestions about local pub or bar w/live music. NYC has what's called caberet/lounge shows but inquiring about Boston leads me to drag shows & dance clubs. Looking for something cozier. Willing to travel within metro Boston.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 14, 2016
Hotel accommodation  (5 Answers)

We are planning a 7 day trip to Boston and would like to do a few morning - evening road trips keeping Boston as the base. We plan to spend 3 days in and around Boston and spend the other days doing day trips by car. What would be a convenient area to look for a hotel from where we can take the subway/ metro to downtown and also hit the freeways for our road trips?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 12, 2016
How is driving in Boston downtown and in it´s suburbs  (6 Answers)

Is it worthwhile,,nowadays, driving in Boston downtown?And how about it´s suburbs?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 20, 2016

We will be 4 people family so that we will have 4 large and 4 cabin size luggages, so we need a big Cab
Could you please advise me a cab company to bring us at the Fenway Park area from the Airport?
Thank you in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 15, 2016
Help with location to stay in Boston  (7 Answers)

I will attend a large international conference in Boston (at the Boston Convention and exhibition centre) which attracts thousands of participants. Hotels are at a premium near the convention centre. I was thinking of two alternatives, a hotel little further away but with good transport connection either through Public Transportation or Uber or Air BnB. I am not at all familiar with Boston geography and would greatly appreciate any help in choosing a location. Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 10, 2016
Hotels near the hop on hop off orange trolley  (2 Answers)

My family and I are interested in visiting Boston, MA. Would like to know if anyone is familiar with the hotels along that route so we have easy access on or off. We are looking looking for pretty reasonable prices hotels. Thanks for any help...Tara

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 07, 2016
Question about Citibank ATMs  (4 Answers)

Hello, I will be traveling to Boston for a trip and would like to ask if Cambridge, Boston has any functioning ATMs for Citibank? I understood that Citibank is withdrawing its retail banking branches from Massachusetts -- which is why I am asking if there are still functioning ATMs for simple small cash withdrawals.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 01, 2016
Some days in Boston and then where???  (5 Answers)

We're a family of four from Norway (kids aged 13 and 16) who'll be spending a a week in NYC and Conneticut, then a few days in Boston in early July - after that we'd like to go somewhere nice by the sea for a week. Any suggestions as to what area would be nice to visit? We've looked at Maine a bit online, it looks really nice, but quite similar to parts of Norway - so maybe not the most exotic location for us. We're happy to travel up to five hours from Boston, either by hiring a car or getting on a train. We're flying out from Boston, so could also visit Boston towards the end of our stay - if you have suggestions for somewhere that would make that a better solution. Hoping for lots of good advice :) Kind regards from Anne and family :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 29, 2015
best area to stay in boston  (7 Answers)

hey all. group of 4 girls travelling to boston for 5 nights in may. age 29-39. like to drink eat and shop bit easy access to shops. an area with a bit of character would be great. any recommendations.
thanks all

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 15, 2015
Last day in Boston.. What should I see, eat & do?  (7 Answers)

It is my last day in Boston...What do you recommend I see/do? I've been to the public garden, boston common & all over Copley square.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 08, 2015
Best places to park in Boston  (6 Answers)

Where is the best place to park in/near Copley square? Where are the best rates?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 06, 2015
Holiday in Boston  (2 Answers)

We are planning to drive to Boston from Toronto this December for the Holiday season. Are the shops and museums open? This will be our first time to Boston and would like to see what Boston has to offer to tourists. Any suggestion as to what places to go, will be great. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 04, 2015
A Day in Boston  (5 Answers)

Hubs and I are flying to Hartford, CT for a mini vaca to see fall foliage and want to take a day to see Boston. My idea was to drive in near, then take the T to Boston Common area to walk around and explore. Need advice on where to drive into to park the rental safely and ride into the middle of Boston...which station/lines to use. thanks so much, Marilyn

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 18, 2015
Best placed to sleep for 6-7 hrs  (15 Answers)

I would be flying from ATLANTA reaching BOSTON around midnight 12:30 AM on October 9, Friday.

Coming for the Columbus Day weekend to visit Acadia National Park and Foliage .

Wanted to know what are the best possible options for me to stay overnight so the next day morning i could travel to Acadia National Park . (say arnd 8 am in the morning)

Downtown hotels are pretty expensive . Also are the transport lines (train or bus) are in service after midnight?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 11, 2015
Marriott Burlington cab rates or public transportation  (1 Answer)

Anyone know what the rate is to take a cab into the city? Or is there public transportation? Coming in on a weekend and don't want to drive into the city. Any advice would b great

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 07, 2015
Freedom rally/Hempfest ...worth trying to avoid our first time in Boston coinciding with this?  (2 Answers)

We are going to New England in September and are still trying to put an itinerary together but had planned to be in Boston on days which I have discovered are the same days that thousands gather for this rally. Not sure how the rally would affect logistics/exploring.
We could possibly change plans if it would be significantly better to see Boston for the first time when the rally isn't going on....I need to look into the details of transport etc but if we did avoid the rally by going nearer the beginning of the month it would have a bonus that the Red Sox are at home.
If anyone has any advice or knows about the rally, would be great to get your opinion.

Ps. newbie to virtual tourist so hello! Looking forward to exploring the site.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 29, 2015
How long to spend in Boston ?  (6 Answers)

My wife and I are looking at coming to Boston on holiday in June next year. We were looking at about 7 days to see all the tourist sights and soak up all the city and surrounding area has to offer. Does that sound about right and any must see locations for the first time visitor ? Many thanks

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