bookstores:

  • ✩ manchester by the book (27 union st, manchester-by-the-sea)
  • ✩ more than words (242 e. berkeley st, boston)
  • ✩ pandemonium books and games (central square)
  • ✩ used book superstore (middleton)
  • andover bookstore (andover)
  • ars libri ltd. (500 harrison ave, #1F, boston)
  • back pages books (waltham)
  • barbara's bookstore (south station)
  • belmont books (belmont)
  • book ends (559 main st, winchester)
  • boston book company (jamaica plain)
  • boston college bookstore (newton/chestnut hill)
  • brattle book shop (west street)
  • brookline brooksmith (brookline)
  • byrn mawr book store (huron village, cambridge)
  • comicazi (somerville)
  • comicopia (fenway/kenmore)
  • commonwealth books (downtown crossing)
  • concord bookshop (67 main st, concord)
  • frugal book store (57 warren st, boston)
  • grolier poetry book shop (harvard square)
  • harvard book store (cambridge)
  • hub comics (union square/somerville)
  • i AM books (boston/north end)
  • lucy parson's center (A, 358 centre st, jamaica plain)
  • MIT coop (central square)
  • more than words (waltham)
  • new england mobile book fair (newton highlands)
  • newbury comics (harvard square/newbury st)
  • newtonville books (newtonville)
  • ocean village bookstore (1831 ocean st, marshfield)
  • paperback junction (669 washington st, south easton)
  • papercuts, JP (jamaica plain)
  • parnassus book service (yarmouth port)
  • porter square books (porter square)
  • raven's used books (newbury street/harvard square)
  • rodney's bookstore (central square)
  • schoenhof's foreign books (harvard square)
  • seven stars (central square)
  • shire bookshop (305 union street, franklin)
  • spirit of 76 bookstore & card (107 pleasant st, marblehead)
  • the book oasis (stoneham)
  • the book rack (arlington)
  • the coop (cambridge)
  • the curious george store (harvard square)
  • tres gatos (jamaica plain)
  • trident booksellers (newbury street)
  • used book superstore (burlington)
  • wellesley books (82 central st, wellesley)

museums:

  • arnold arboretum (jamaica plain)
  • jfk presidential library and museum (boston)
  • ✩ boston tea party museum
  • ✩ the sports museum
  • african meeting house
  • basketball hall of fame (springfield)
  • blue hills trailside museum (milton)
  • boston children's museum (waterfront boston)
  • concord museum (concord)
  • fuller art museum
  • griffin museum of photography (winchester)
  • harvard art museums (cambridge)
  • harvard museum of natural history (cambridge)
  • institute of contemporary art (waterfront boston)
  • isabella stewart gardner museum (boston)
  • jfk historical house (brookline)
  • larz anderson auto museum (brookline)
  • metropolitan waterworks museum (chestnut hill)
  • MIT museum (kendall square)
  • museum of african american history
  • museum of fine arts (boston)
  • museum of science (boston)
  • old north church
  • peabody essex museum (salem)
  • uss constitution museum (charlestown)

miscellaneous places/events:

  • a4cade (MIT)
  • blue hills (re)
  • boston marathon
  • boston university observatory (re)
  • ferry ride across the harbor
  • franklin park zoo
  • gilette stadium - patriots game
  • hatch shell - outdoor concert venue (back bay)
  • improv boston
  • plymouth planation/plymouth rock (re)
  • ✩ fenway park - red sox game
  • ✩ massachusetts state house
  • aquarium
  • boston ballet
  • boston common
  • boston harbor islands
  • boston pops
  • boston public garden
  • boston public library
  • boston symphony orchestra
  • bunker hill monument
  • cambridgeside galleria - shopping center
  • castle island (re)
  • charles river canoeing/kayaking
  • duck tour
  • fanueil hall marketplace
  • first night boston (new years)
  • freedom trail + quincy market
  • george's island
  • harborwalk
  • mapparium
  • new england holocaust memorial
  • paul revere house
  • salisbury beach & boardwalk
  • secret bodega / hidden shoestore (6 clearway st.)
  • skywalk observatory at prudential center
  • somerville flea market (sundays 10am-4pm)
  • south end open market @ black ink (harrison ave, sundays)
  • southwick zoo
  • swan boat ride
  • td garden - celtics game
  • thrift stores:
    • savers (natick)
    • urban renewals (allston)
  • walden pond
  • waltham - prospect park

restaurants:

  • addis red sea ethiopean resturant (ethiopian; tremont st.)
  • bukowski's tavern (bar; boston)
  • cheers bar (american; beacon hill/faneuil marketplace)
  • coconute cafe (thai; newton centre)
  • grendel's den (bar)
  • himalayan bistro (indian/nepali; centre st.)
  • karibu (african; moody st.)
  • lady m. (confections; newbury st.)
  • liquid art house (art gallery + global cuisine; arlington st.)
  • little big diner (newton)
  • little india (indian; moody st.)
  • luke's lobsters (seafood; copley square)
  • noodle st. (thai; commonwealth ave)
  • parish cafe (back bay; named for marquez)
  • penang (malaysian; chinatown)
  • sugar & spice (thai; porter square)
  • thai basil (thai; newbury st)
  • the beehive (outdoor; south end-tremont st.)
  • the elephant walk (cambodian/french; beacon st.)
  • the littlest bar (american; broad st.)
  • top of the hub (american; boylston st.)
  • tres gatos (tapas + bar + books/records; jamaica plain)
  • wok 'n roll (chinese; porter square)
  • ye olde union oyster house (seafood; union st.)

coffee/cafes/bubble teas:

  • boston tea shop (harvard square)
  • lollicup (allston/brighton)
  • new dong khanh (chinatown)

venues:

  • great scott
  • house of blues boston
  • orpheum theatre
  • paradise
  • the middle east
  • the royale boston
  • the sinclair
  • wilbur theatre
  • worcester paladium

squares/places:

  • salem
  • allston
  • back bay
  • brighton
  • brookline village
  • burlington
  • central
  • chinatown
  • copley
  • downtown & financial district
  • east boston/"eastie"
  • harvard
  • jamaica plain
  • kendall/MIT
  • newbury street
  • newton centre
  • north end
  • porter
  • seaport district
  • somerville
  • south end

literary sites:

  • cambridge author homes:
    • david foster wallace (somerville)
    • e.e. cummings (104 irvings street)
    • henry james (20 quincy street)
    • robert frost (35 brewster place)
    • t.s. eliot (14 ash street)
    • vladimir nabokov (8 craigie circle)
  • emily dickinson homestead (amherst college)
  • kerouac park (lowell) (october celebration)
  • moby dick museum (arrowhead) (labor day-october)
  • sleepy hollow cemetery, concord - emerson, thoreau, hawthorne
  • walden pond
feb 2 2015 ∞
feb 17 2019 +
user picture aysha: Bookmarking this! I visit Boston yearly and yet haven't even heard of half this list. mar 24 2015
user picture speedtrials: glad to share! :) mar 30 2015