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The best Boston attractions

The best Boston attractions

Boston has a whole host of amazing attractions to suit every individual. From storied landmarks to world-class museums, there's a range of experiences both indoor and outdoor. You could spend the better part of a day exploring the Art of the Americas wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, or a couple days checking out all the historical sites along the Freedom Trail. For a more intimate cultural experience that’s unique to Boston, visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, or a short walk along the Emerald Necklace. For those with little ones, check out the best things to do with kids in Boston. One big bonus about these Boston attractions? They’re all close to some of Boston’s best restaurants—so make a day, or night, of it. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

Your guide to the food and drink at Time Out Market Boston

Your guide to the food and drink at Time Out Market Boston

Time Out Market Boston spreads out across more than 29,000 square feet of prime Fenway real estate. Inside the expansive space you'll find a best-in-the-city roster, including some of Boston’s best restaurants and chefs. Cold stations are on one side, serving everything from donuts and smoothies to gourmet sandwiches. On the other side, you’ll find hot kitchens where pizzas are baked, pastas are prepped, and some of Boston’s most lauded chefs do their thing. RECOMMENDED: How to order at Time Out Market Boston Familiar with Time Out Market Boston? Several things have likely changed since you last visited. We’ve added a few things to keep you and our staff safe, like cleaning stations at all of the market entrances — lather up as many times as you’d like! — and funky partitions with city pride quotes you’ll want to capture for the ’Gram. Plus, we’ve introduced a new app that lets you order your food and drinks digitally. You’ll receive a notification when everything is ready to be picked up; it’s easy and contactless. (You can also order tasty morsels brought straight to your home—here's everything you need to know about ordering delivery.) It’s a lot to digest, so we’ve outlined it here for you. Click on the eateries to learn more about each chef and restaurant and to learn about the menu available at the market. Specials change often so you’ll want to make your way to the Fenway for the most up-to-date information—and a taste, of course.

Where to stay in Boston

Where to stay in Boston

While it's a pretty accessible city, choosing where to stay in Boston can be a big decision. Depending on what kind of action you're looking for, there's likely a neighborhood for you. We've covered the best hotels, best restaurants and best bars in Boston for you, but here's our list of the best places to stay, eat, and drink in each of the best neighborhoods. From bustling Back Bay and cobblestoned Beacon Hill to student-heavy Harvard Square, each area has unique options. Whatever your angle, this guide will have you rolling like a local in no time. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best hotels in Boston RECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in Boston

The 8 best Airbnbs in Boston

The 8 best Airbnbs in Boston

Ready to explore all that Boston has to offer? Don't panic about expensive hotels. We’ve rounded up the best Airbnbs in Boston and, we promise, they’re all the kind of properties that will make your friends green with envy. From chicness on Charles Street to your own Dunbarton treehouse, there’s something about all of these that even the best hotels in Boston can’t match up to.  For a few more ideas, also take a peek at our lists of the best secluded Airbnbs near Boston and the best waterfront Airbnbs near Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to travel inspo, vacation ideas, and more This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Best family restaurants in Boston

Best family restaurants in Boston

Looking to get out of the house for a meal with the kiddos in tow? Dining out with the kids doesn’t have to be a stressful or sub-par experience. Boston has several family-friendly restaurants that cater to the little ones with dedicated menus, kids-eat-free deals, and even fun activities to keep them occupied so parents can enjoy dinner in peace. Before heading out with the kids in tow, pick an activity from our list of the best things to do with kids or the best things to do in Boston, and check out the best desserts in Boston for an after dinner treat. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

The best clam chowder in Boston

The best clam chowder in Boston

We’d be hard pressed to name a city in the US that has more clam chowder options than Boston, and everyone has their favorite—just ask any local! From traditional-style chowders at casual pubs to elevated takes at fine seafood restaurants to modern twists at chic spots, there’s a bowl for everyone. For additional seafood options, visit the best seafood restaurants in Boston or the best oysters bars in Boston, or be sure to grab one of the best lobster rolls in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

Time Out Boston Newsletter: All of Boston, straight to your inbox

Time Out Boston Newsletter: All of Boston, straight to your inbox

Welcome to the Time Out Boston newsletter, a gathering place for the best things to do and know about in the city—whether you're stuck at home or going out. Here, you'll find news about restaurants and bars, happenings in the city and more. Fight boredom, find inspiration and feel a connection with what's going on in The Hub with these ideas and stories from the best city in the world: Every edition comes jam-packed with the best things to see and do, the latest news you've got to know, and much, much more. Sign up to make sure you never miss an issue.

The best gyms in Boston

The best gyms in Boston

Life in the time of COVID-19 has pushed our lives (and our waistbands) to the limits. Whether it’s working from home during 2020 or delving back into the restaurant scene a little too enthusiastically, it’s possible that you aren’t feeling or looking your healthiest. From personal training and cutting edge equipment to the latest group workout trends and mind-body connections, Boston’s gym game is strong. When you’re done with a tough workout, unwind with a treatment at one of the best spas in Boston or reward all that hard work with a meal at one of the best restaurants in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

The best donuts in Boston to try right now

The best donuts in Boston to try right now

Even in the most trying of times, there's something comforting about getting a warm, freshly-made donut. So next time the urge strikes, get your morning sugar fix at one of these superior donut purveyors. Boston's best donuts can be found at old-school mom-and-pops, trendy bakeries, and even lauded restaurants. Unusual flavor combinations— blackberry lavender, s'mores, tahini brown butter—mean they’re not just for a morning treat anymore. Looking for something more substantial? Check out the best breakfast and best brunch spots in Boston. And if you have a serious sweet tooth, check out the best desserts and best pies in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

21 ways to achieve wellness in Boston in ‘21

21 ways to achieve wellness in Boston in ‘21

Wellness in Boston comes in different forms and shapes. The Hub offers myriad activities and things to do that can be considered healthful for the body, mind and/or spirit. Now that 2021 is here, you owe it to yourself to carve out time for wellness and self-improvement. Whether it's a popular outdoor activity, a meal at one of the best restaurants in Boston, or something more adventurous (like awesome skiing and thrilling snowboarding), here's how to invest in yourself over the coming months while enjoying the best of The Hub.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

January 2021 events in Boston

January 2021 events in Boston

January in Boston brings short days and colder temps, but at least there's the much-needed promise of a new year. Now more than ever, everyone wants to get outside and moving whenever they can, so make plans to check out the best ice skating rinks, snowboarding destinations and skiing spots near Boston. As with any January in The Hub, you might get a little stir crazy, so maybe you'll want to consider one of the best winter day trips from Boston. Check out one of the best museums in Boston, or bring your crew to see the best holiday lights in Boston. RECOMMENDED: The 50 best things to do in Boston

The best things to do in Boston this week

The best things to do in Boston this week

Despite the current climate, there are still plenty of cool things to do in Boston. And while The Hub might not be the biggest city around, its cultural calendar is one of America’s strongest. In normal times, there are plenty of noteworthy shows and events taking place on any given night across the metro area. If nothing on this list strikes your fancy, take a peek at our guide to the best free things to do in Boston. If you’re looking to get out of the elements, consult our guides to where to see art in Boston, including the best art galleries and the best museums in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

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Say Coffee Co. - Time Out Market

Say Coffee Co. - Time Out Market

There’s a lot to say about Say Coffee Co. Founded by Yeanie Bach and Phi Pham—the duo behind Phinista in The Fenway and Banh Mi Oi in West Roxbury—this spot specializes in coffee, tea and crepes, all elevated with a touch of Vietnamese flair. Guests can feast upon its selection of sweet and savory crepes, whose toppings range from the silky simplicity of straight-up Nutella to the classic American breakfast combo of bacon, egg and cheese. While these fully loaded French pancakes are sure to satisfy, they are not to be upstaged by Say’s beverage offerings. Signature drinks lean heavily on Eastern staples like matcha, ube and boba, but folks can still find those Western go-tos like Americanos, cold brews and loose leaf teas. MENUCOFFEECold BrewDouble EspressoEspresso LatteAmericanoMacchiatoCappucino TEABlack Assam TeaEarl Grey TeaJasmine TeaChai TeaHibiscus TeaPassion Guava Iced TeaThai Iced TeaMatcha Latte SPECIALITY BEVERAGESCrème Brûlée BobaPurple UbaeLa Vie en RoséVinaEspress PASTRIESDanishButter CroissantMuffin CREPESBanana SundazeA Day at SayNutella La Land

Terra at Eataly Boston

Terra at Eataly Boston

Boston’s Eataly offers no shortage of dining options, but Terra towers above the rest—literally. The restaurant, inspired by earth and fire, lures foodies to the third floor, where a wood-fired Italian grill is the centerpiece of the dining area. Lamb chops, Tuscan-style steak, and local sea scallops and swordfish are all given the grill treatment, and the bar impresses with herb-infused cocktails and barrel-aged beers.

Time Out Market Boston

Time Out Market Boston

(Have you heard the news? Time Out Market Boston is hibernating for the winter.) Like some variety when you go out to eat? Time Out Market Boston has you covered. Boston's first contemporary culinary hub boasts a tantalizing variety of curated food offerings, two top-notch bars and lots more. There is plenty of seating—both indoors and on a roomy, sun-splashed patio with lots of heaters—and some of the biggest culinary names in Boston are delivering a varied assortment of delicious dishes and 'Gram-worthy bites. Housed in the 401 Park Drive building, an Art Deco masterpiece built in 1929 as a Sears, Roebuck and Company warehouse, Time Out Market Boston follows in the footsteps of the wildly popular Time Out Market Lisbon, which opened in 2014 and is now Portugal’s most visited attraction with more than four million visitors annually.

Taqueria El Barrio - Time Out Market

Taqueria El Barrio - Time Out Market

Spice up your meal with authentic Mexican flavors from Servio Garcia and Chef Alex Sáenz. After a well-received stint down the street near Boston University, Taqueria el Barrio has been brought back to life at Time Out Market, delighting area foodies who grew accustomed to fine flour tortillas made in-house, gourmet nachos, glorious quesadillas and addictive tacos, filled with savory, flavorful, lovingly-prepared meats—good luck choosing between asada, pastor, carnitas or birria—or even spicy vegan chorizo. Make your life easier and get a fistful of tacos. MENU: TACOS (Choice of “Mi Tierra” corn tortilla or house-made flour tortilla)Asada: cabbage, salsa taquera & guacamolePastor: onion, cilantro, pineapple & guacamole pastorCarnitas: onion, cilantro, salsa taquera & guacamole pastorBirria: onion & cilantroFish: cabbage, pico de gallo & chipotle mayoChicken: onion, cilantro, salsa taquera & guacamoleVegan chorizo: onion, cilantro, salsa taquera & guacamole QUESADILLAS (On house-made flour tortilla)Asada: cabbage, salsa taquera & guacamolePastor: onion, cilantro, pineapple & guacamole pastorCarnitas: onion, cilantro, salsa taquera & guacamole pastorBirria: onion & cilantroChicken: onion, cilantro, salsa taquera & guacamoleVegan chorizo: onion, cilantro, salsa taquera & guacamole EL BARRIO PLATES (Mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, guacamole & 3 “Mi Tierra” corn tortillas) Choice of protein: asada, pastor, carnitas, fish, chicken, vegan chorizo, birria (served with bic

Nu Burger - Time Out Market

Nu Burger - Time Out Market

You'll be the talk of the table when you introduce your foodie friends to the Market's latest incubator project, a brand new, innovative approach to burgers from Chef Nina Festekjian of anoush'ella. If you’ve tried Chef Nina’s take on the exotic flavors of her hometown of Beirut, Lebanon, buckle up for another taste explosion by way of her innovative beefy concoctions. Festekjian and her team have partnered with local purveyors like A&J King Artisan Bakers, Little Leaf Farms and Maitland Mountain Farm. Burgers are made using Angus beef — free of antibiotics, steroids and hormones — sourced from the best ranches. If beefy, 'Gram-worthy options like the Artisan (boursin, roasted tomato, pickled onion) and the Umami Truffle (pecorino, truffle, fried egg, arugula, aioli) don’t strike your fancy, the spicy cauliflower burger might just change the way you view veggie burgers forever. MENU(all burgers served on a brioche bun or local farm mesclun greens) FenwaySharp cheddar, tomato, charred onion, lettuce, spicy pickle, NuSauce Korean BulgogiZesty Asian slaw, pickled daikon, bulgogi, spicy kimchi sauce Pesto BasilicoFresh mozzarella, basil pesto, roasted tomato, lettuce, crispy pancetta ArtisanBoursin cheese, roasted tomators, pickled onion, lettuce Umami TrufflePecorino, truffle, fried egg, tomato, balsamic shallot, arugula, aioli Spicy Cauliflower (veg)Cauliflower-quinoa-cheddar, avocado-pistachio pesto, red cabbage slaw, NuSauce NuKids BurgerChoice of mini burger or cheeseburger,

Time Out Market Bar

Time Out Market Bar

Boston, we're know you're thirsty. That's why we offer a pair of bars to complement the unique culinary offerings of the Market. Guests can enjoy a variety of seasonal craft cocktails made with local spirits — you'll want to have your camera ready when sampling the lineup of cocktails inspired by iconic movie quotes — and a carefully curated selection of international wines alongside fine beers from the region's most in-demand breweries. Ordering libations for takeout? Pick-up your drinks (remember to bring ID!) at Bar 1. And remember to stop by on Saturdays and Sundays, when Boston's coolest Bloody Mary Bar is offered from 11am-4pm.

Michael Schlow’s - Time Out Market

Michael Schlow’s - Time Out Market

With restaurants spanning the country, Michael Schlow is one of the most respected toques to emerge from the Boston dining scene this century. At Time Out Market Boston, the James Beard Award winner’s Italian Kitchen presents a menu full of simple, honest dishes such as Mimi’s "world famous meatballs" with whipped ricotta and spicy tomato basil sauce, and baby artichoke salad with market greens, mint and chiles. Fans of Schlow’s dearly-departed Via Matta can reconnect with warming, authentic pasta dishes such as cacio e pepe or rigatoni with spicy fennel sausage ragu. MENU: Apps Mimi’s 'World Famous' Meatballs, Whipped RicottaMichael’s Spicy Caesar Salad with Garlicky Bread Crumbs and Grated ParmTuscan Salad: Ripe Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mint, Red Onion, Croutons, VinaigretteBaby Arugula Salad with Olive Oil, Lemon, Shaved Parm Sandwiches Old School Chicken Parm SandwichCaprese: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, Pesto Vinaigrette, Toasted BreadCrunchy Chicken BLT with Calabrian Chile MayoCrushed Meatball Parm, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Pasta Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato and Basil SauceFettuccine Alfredo “Vero”Rigatoni with Spicy Sausage Ragu, Rosemary, Grated ParmSpaghetti “Cacio e Pepe”: Black Pepper and PecorinoKids pasta Extras Italian Salumi and Cheese Plate, Nuts, Olives, Grilled BreadClassic Garlic Bread with Tomato-Basil Dipping Sauce  

anoush’ella - Time Out Market

anoush’ella - Time Out Market

Time Out Market Boston’s anoush’ella (an Armenian expression of love, meaning “may it be sweet”) churns out the same colorful Eastern Mediterranean dishes that made the original location a South End favorite. The use of fresh, authentic ingredients can be detected in every bite of crave-worthy mezze such as walnut harissa, labne, grilled halloumi and baked chickpea fritters. Looking for a portable treat? Choose from flavorful wraps stuffed with slow-roasted za’atar chicken and overnight-braised beef. MENU Starters Mediterranean Nachos Pita chips, cheese, hummus, walnut harissa, chopped salsa, olives pickled turnip, chickpeas Mezze Hummus, labne, baba-ganoush, walnut harissa, falafel, grilled halloumi Salad bowl Fattoush salad  Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red pepper, onion, fresh herbs, saj chips, pomegranate vinaigretteAdd: grilled halloumi cheese, cod & cilantro tahini sauce Mediterranean grain bowls Lentil rice with za’atar chicken Armenian salad, labne, walnut harissa, pickled turnip Toasted couscous Fattoush salad, hummus, walnut harissaAdd: Kofta & zhouk tahini sauce, cod & cilantro tahini sauce Spicy Tahini Cod Wrap [Beiruit Box] Pepper paste, red cabbage-carrot slaw, arugula, cilantro garlic spicy tahini, side of Armenian salad M'anoush wraps Beef shawarmaBaba-ganoush, tomatoes, pickled turnip, zhouk, amba, side of hummus Chicken za’atar Hummus, tomatoes, baked fries, pickled turnip, garlic sauce, side of walnut harissa Anoush’ella beef kofta Hummus, sumac onion,

Monti Roman Pizzeria - Time Out Market

Monti Roman Pizzeria - Time Out Market

Michael Schlow’s first-ever pizza stand specializes in Roman-style pies. The pizzas come out of a special wood-burning oven chewy and airy, with a charred, crispy crust. Go for a classic option (imported San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil) or splurge and treat yourself to the sinful combo of wild mushroom, truffle and grated Parm. MENU: Wood-fired round pizzas Margherita: San Marzano Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Bianca: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Fontina, Parmigiano Trenton Style: San Marzano Tomatoes, Garlic, Hot Pepper, Oregano Toppings: Pepperoni, Sausage, Wild Mushrooms, Grated Broccoli, Caramelized Onion, Truffle, Potatoes, Black Olives, Hot Peppers, Prosciutto, Mortadella, Meatball Roman slices Traditional Rosso: Tomato, Oregano, Garlic, EVOOImported PepperoniFormaggi: Parmigiano, Mozzarella, RicottaFennel SausageSan Marzano Tomato, Cheese, Basil SpecialtySausage, Grated Broccoli, Hot PepperMushroom, Truffle, ArugulaProsciutto, Potatoes, Caramelized OnionFresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Crushed Meatball, Whipped Ricotta, Rosemary  

BISq - Time Out Market

BISq - Time Out Market

Recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of America’s best wine restaurants, Cambridge’s BISq serves an important role at Time Out Market Boston. Customers can enjoy fresh juicy chicken (perfectly fried or roasted and garlicky) plus gourmet sandwiches such as a savory Cubano or roasted pork with sweet potato, salsa and aioli. MENUSandwiches: Turkey Avocado, bacon, lettuce, green goddess, multigrain Cubano Ham, roasted pork, Swiss, pickles, spicy mustard, club roll Fried chicken Buttermilk ranch, B&B pickles, potato roll Swiss melt Swiss chard, Swiss cheese, mushroom XO, pickled jalapenos, rye Pork belly Sweet potato, ciabatta, mayo, salsa criolla Plates: Fried chicken 3 piece (boneless thighs)Optional: add fries & Little Leaf Farm greens Roasted chicken1/2 'garlicky' chicken (limited) Optional: add fries & Little Leaf Farm greens Sides: French fries (togarashi) Gazpacho (seasonal) Lettuces, lemon vinaigrette

Gelato & Chill - Time Out Market

Gelato & Chill - Time Out Market

When someone’s an artisanal gelato master, or gelatiere, you know your sweet tooth is in good hands. At Gelato & Chill, Vincent Turco uses traditional Italian recipes to create small-batch, handmade gelato made from local, organic and additive-free ingredients. At Time Out Market Boston, must-try items include ricotta fig, stracciatella made with 70 percent Valrhona Guanaja chocolate bits, and creamy Sicilian pistachio. For those seeking dairy-free treats, a range of refreshing, water-based fruit sorbets are also available. MENU (flavors may include): Gelato (milk- and cream-based):Stracciatella: 70% Valrhona Guanaja chocolate bits Ricotta with fig: Hand-dipped fresh ricotta with imported figs Tiramisu: Marscapone cheese, cacao, coffee-soaked sponge cake Espresso: Made with Italian coffee Cioccolato: Coeur de Guanaja 80% chocolate cacao Pistachio: Imported Sicilian pistachios Nocciola: Premium imported Italian hazelnuts Vanilla butter cream: Cultured butter - 86% butterfat, Madagascar vanilla beans Sorbetto (water-based): Satsuma mandarin orange Blood orange Strawberry Raspberry Peach Plum Mango Melon Pineapple with rosemary

Mamaleh’s Delicatessen - Time Out Market

Mamaleh’s Delicatessen - Time Out Market

Boston has a sizable population who grew up with comforting deli staples, but in recent years almost all of the area’s old-school joints have vanished. Enter Kendall Square’s celebrated modern-era deli, Mamaleh’s. At Time Out Market Boston, the Mamaleh’s team brings its scrumptious smoked fish platters and juicy pastrami sandwiches—perfect for a filling meal or a quick nosh—across the river to the Fenway. Open from breakfast until closing time, Mamaleh’s hand-made bagels and hormone-free, antibiotic-free meats (expertly cured, smoked, and roasted in-house) make for a perfect anytime snack.  MENU: Pastrami Reuben Russian dressing, Swiss & sauerkraut pressed on seeded rye Smoked mushroom Reuben Russian dressing, Swiss & sauerkraut pressed on seeded rye Nova lox sandwich Dill cream cheese, tomato, capers and red onion on a choice of bagel Whitefish salad sandwich Tomato, capers, cucumber and red onion on a choice of bagel Smoked fish platter Two bagels, cream cheese, vegetables, nova lox and whitefish salad L.E.O. Nova lox, scrambled eggs, onions and dill mayonnaise on house-made challah roll Pastrami, egg & cheese Scrambled eggs, cheddar and Russian dressing on house-made challah roll Hand-rolled bagel, schmear & vegetables Tomato, cucumber, red onion and capers Bagels Plain, sesame, everything, pumpernickel KIDS MENU: Hot dog Grilled cheese, challah and cheddar Bagel and cream cheese PB&J on a challah roll

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45 things that will definitely happen when you move to Boston

45 things that will definitely happen when you move to Boston

1. Without trying, you will end up learning the words to “Shipping Up to Boston,” “Dirty Water,” and “Sweet Caroline.” 2. You will eat a lot of so-so Italian food in the North End until someone clues you in to the real gems. 3. Your landlord will ask you to renew your one-year lease…one month after you have moved in. 4. You will recoil when someone says the word “packie” before learning it’s slang for “package store.” 5. You will start following Only in Boston and BostonTweet on Twitter. 6. You will learn who to call when your windshield’s busted. (1-800-54-GIANT!) 7. You will try to go to the Legal rooftop in the Seaport District and spend half of your night waiting in line to get in. 8. You will be sad to realize that happy hour and "bottomless" drink specials are illegal here. (At least there are some sweet food happy hours and oyster happy hours.) 9. You will furnish your apartment during Allston Christmas, the period from late August to early September when everyone's lease is up and people moving discard freebies on every street corner. 10. You will go to Market Basket to stock-up on cheap groceries and household goods. 11. You will drink your body weight in Dunkin's and learn that "a regular" coffee means something entirely different here compared to the rest of the country. 12. You will walk a mile in sub-freezing temperatures when one of the T lines goes down. 13. You will go to Quincy Market once and then never again. 14. You will be sworn enemies with anyone who ke

21 things Bostonians do better than everyone else

21 things Bostonians do better than everyone else

Long after you’ve moved to Boston and checked off various rites of passage, you’ll start to notice the city-specific habits and skills at which you weirdly excel:     1. Elocution. People can make fun of our accents all they want, but when a Bostonian tells you what they’re really thinking, you’ll get the point. 2. Avoiding car accidents while driving at breakneck speed down narrow, twisty streets without using turn signals.  3. Grumbling about our broken, underfunded public transit system while refusing to put more taxpayer money into it. 4. We also deal with the T in very direct ways. If we’re on a train and it starts to fill up with smoke, we will bust out the windows and find our own way to safety. 5. Irish pubs. Because you're never far from one that would be the best in just about any other city. 6. Finding creative places to put enormous snow accumulations, such as on top of the car parked next to the one you’re shoveling out. 7. Sports. The Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins have won every championship that matters in the past decade.  8. Loyalty. Fans of each of those teams, if they’re old enough, remember clearly when the team had a losing streak that seemed endless, but they kept cheering. 9. Provincialism. A lot of us grew up here and never left. The rest moved here and never want to leave. 10. Turning history into commerce. One of the country’s most important historic sites, Faneuil Hall, is now surrounded by tourist-filled chain stores. 11. Swimming in water

Set your feed on fire: What to post from Time Out Market Boston

Set your feed on fire: What to post from Time Out Market Boston

Give your feed a boost with some seriously 'Gram-worthy bites at Time Out Market Boston, the best-looking spot for fine food and drink in all of the Hub. The stunning space, which anchors the revitalized 401 Park complex in the Fenway, houses a tasty collection of eateries run by some of the city's most lauded chefs and restaurants. With lots of open space, strong lighting and a buzzy atmosphere, the huge interior provides a perfect backdrop for taking pics of artfully composed dishes and gourmet bites that are guaranteed to inspire food envy. Not sure what to post from your visit? Here's a look at the best options that are sure to thrill your followers and bring in the likes: At more than 6,000 sq ft, Time Out Market Boston's wrap-around outdoor space is one of the city's biggest, and coolest, spots for alfresco dining. Post proof of an outdoor foodie feast with your crew and you're bound to make everyone jealous: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Time Out Market Boston (@timeoutmarketboston) on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:56pm PDT   Remember to post a pic of the Market's enhanced safety protocols to let everyone know you're dining out in a safe and responsible fashion: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Time Out Market Boston (@timeoutmarketboston) on Sep 13, 2020 at 9:00am PDT   Libation lovers are well served at Time Out Market. Head to the craft-focused Time Out Market Bar and sample from an enticing varie

Boston is the second-best city in the U.S. for pandemic dating

Boston is the second-best city in the U.S. for pandemic dating

Dating is hard. Add to it a global pandemic that has quite literally forced us into extended at-home stays and you've got yourself a pretty tough situation. Apartment List recently decided to look at how hard the situation is for singles across America by coming up with a map that illustrates the top towns for dating in the midst of a pandemic. To come up with the results, the site used three metrics: local dating satisfaction, the percentage of singles in any given area, and overall satisfaction with outdoor activities in a city (given our general inability to spend time outdoors, of course). Austin, TX, came out on top. "The city is the prime spot for pandemic dating, with its ample outdoor opportunities and prolonged summers and temperate winters," reads the study. Boston landed at number two, boasting a pretty high dating satisfaction score. "42.1% of single renters report satisfaction with the metro's dating scene," according to the data. The very worst city for pandemic dating? Drum roll, please... Jacksonville, Florida. "Although we’d expect the outdoor dating opportunities to be similar to top-ranking Miami, Jacksonville fell in our rankings," reads the site. "Only 14.8% of Jacksonville singles were satisfied with its dating scene." One thing is clear: the past eight months have not been kind to those looking to find a mate but, hopefully, given recent vaccine-related news, the worst is behind us. Do keep in mind, though, that cuffing season is sure to look slightly d

Boston is one of the best cities for vegans in America, according to a new study

Boston is one of the best cities for vegans in America, according to a new study

From dining destinations solely dedicated to vegan cuisine to menus highlighting plant-based offerings amid a sea of meat- and fish-based dishes, it seems like vegan diets have become part and parcel of Americans' gastronomical essence. But are certain cities more attuned to the requests of vegans than others? According to a new study by sports nutrition brand Myprotein, yes. Specifically, the research focuses on TripAdvisor data to figure out which one of the most populated cities in each state offers the most vegan takeout and delivery options. That focus has renewed importance amidst a global pandemic that has all but demanded we stay home as much as possible and really make use of to-go options. Topping the list is—pretty unsurprisingly—New York City, home to 527 vegan restaurants that currently offer take-out, a number that amounts to 40% of the total eateries in the city with to-go options. Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago and Portland round up the top five, with Boston coming in 6th. Need further proof? Check out our killer list of the best vegan restaurants in Boston. Here's the top ten: 1. New York City, New York2. Atlanta, Georgia3. Seattle, Washington4. Chicago, Illinois5. Portland, Oregon6. Boston, Massachusetts7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania8. Las Vegas, Nevada9. Los Angeles, California10. Denver, Colorado As we put this year behind us (can't wait!), may we suggest you consider plant-based eating your next New Year's resolution? Clearly, restaurants all around the United

Remember, it’s illegal to take a selfie with your ballot in Massachusetts

Remember, it’s illegal to take a selfie with your ballot in Massachusetts

With every passing day until Election Day, our social media feeds have been flooded with countless images of people heading to the polls and posing with their ballots. But as innocent of a trend as that may seem to be, taking a selfie with your ballot is actually illegal in certain states. To be clear: you're allowed to snap a picture of and with a sealed envelope but it is illegal to show off your marked ballot because it might lead to vote challenges, for example. Specific laws differ by state, as do the repercussions of a potential offense. In Massachusetts, it is illegal to post a photo of your completed ballot—according to Chapter 56-Section 25 of the state's law books, it is unlawful to allow the “marking of his ballot to be seen by any person for any purpose not authorized by law.” (Penalties max out at up to six months in prison or a fine of up to $100. This also applies to those who complete mail-in ballots. All of these pictures are banned in Massachusetts—your vote could be invalidated if caught! Photograph: Shutterstock Certain states have recently been taking the popularity of social media into account and have changed their laws. In California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon and Utah, for example, the local governments have passed legislation to actually allow voters to snap and publish photos with their marked ballots. "The explosion of social media and 'selfie' culture has also challenged the traditional thinking that voters should not disclose how they

20 things that make you a true Bostonian

20 things that make you a true Bostonian

Bostonians are a specific kind of breed, but not everyone who lives here is truly a native. The city is filled with students and transplants who all contribute to the city's charm, but there are definitely some characteristics shared by most local natives. Here are 20 things you know, think and do if you're a Bostonian. 1. You cross the street whenever and wherever you feel like it. 2. The only time you say "Hahvahd Yahd" is when trying to impersonate a Kennedy. 3. The tour guides who dress up in colonial garb annoy you. 4. You've debated with friends and family over whether Regina’s or Santarpio's makes the best pizza pie. 5. You can drive a rotary without panicking. 6. You know the difference between a frappe and a milkshake. 7. You know that a sub is a sandwich and tonic is soda. 8. You believe Larry Bird is the greatest basketball player of all time, Bobby Orr is the greatest hockey player of all time, and Tom Brady is the greatest athlete of all time. 9. You've said “wicked good” or “pissah” to describe something you really like, though you'd never admit to it. 10. Every year you hope for a mild winter, but know deep down we’ll get slammed with snow, freezing temps, or worse. 11. You know that the roast beef sandwich and fried clams were both invented in Massachusetts. 12. Summer is your favorite season because all of the students leave town. 13. No matter what, you root against whatever team is playing the Yankees. 14. You take pride in coming from one of the most

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