First Timer's Guide To Boston

First Timer's Guide To Boston

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You're in Boston for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Check out the violin turntable in “The Record” – a contemporary vinyl art exhibit open till September, featuring over 100 works from 40 international artists. No fedora or Ray-Bans required for entry. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    Such a very powerful and chilling monument to visit. Seeing the numbers as the steam rises up puts the impact of this horrid event into perspective and makes clear why we must never forget. -- Kevin Montano via Foursquare
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    This monument commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, where the famous command "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" was issued. The ambitious visitor may climb the 295 steps to the top. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    When the city is twinkling & the ice is sufficiently solid, people lace up skates right out of Currier & Ives. Rent skates, enjoy hot cocoa, & take a break in the warming hut. -- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    Run a few extra miles and join us. We are having a launch event at CitySports on Wednesday at 6pm. Try us on, run with us, become part of us. Here's some details: topo-athletic.eventbrite.com/ -- Topo Athletic via Foursquare
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    It's about time to revolt once again! Time to drag these socialist out in the street and give them the boot or better still,the bayonet! Freedom is dying. DEFEND HER ! Liberty or poverty? KING OBAMA;( -- Capt.Curt via Foursquare
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    Carson Beach features a walkway which allows you to walk, bike, or run along the water's edge from Castle Island to the Kennedy Library. Now that's well-being in action! -- MeYouHealth via Foursquare
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    Oldest public building in Boston. Built 1813. Once tallest building in city. Now a museum w/subway station below. Chicago almost purchased building in 1882 and moved it there. More info via our blog -- IWalked Audio Tours via Foursquare
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    Families can see what it was like to sail on this ship when they swing in sailor hammocks and ponder whether they could stomach a meal ration of wormy hardtack. -- USA TODAY via Foursquare
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    With the dim lighting and unlabeled paintings, this Venetian palazzo seems less like a museum and more of a private collection – which in fact it was. Visit on your birthday, and admission’s free. -- Bloomingdale's via Foursquare
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    Bldg w/183' steeple dates to 1729. Clock from 1770 still functional. Site of baptism of Ben Franklin. On 12/16/1773 5,000 colonists gathered here before Boston Tea Party. More info in blog. <LINK> -- IWalked Audio Tours via Foursquare
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    When you buy a ticket to the MFA, your paid admission allows you one free visit within 10 days. Return again instead of trying to tour the entire museum in one day! – Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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