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01-31-2012, 10:56 AM
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Oh wow, so glad this thread exists. Going to Boston in April for PAX, this is like the most helpful thread ever.

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If you are in Woburn already theres a train that goes to North Station from the Anderson Regional Transportation Center (aka RTC).

Theres also a bus line that goes into the city as well as many private companies that run vans/livery services from Anderson. Not sure what part of Woburn you are staying in, but Anderson is on the north side of town.
Thanks, looks like i am only a few minutes away from RTC. Do you know if they run more outbound trains after the game? or just the regular weekday schedule.

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Going to tomorrow night's game against the Sens. Quick question, i will be in Woburn before the game what is the better option. Drive to the Lowell station and take the train in or just drive in? On the MTA site it lists the only outbound trains after 9 at 9:40, 10:40, and 12:00, do they run additional trains after games.
Drive in, the commuter rail is a ripoff.

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Where is the best place to eat around the BCEC?

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Where is the best place to eat around the BCEC?
You are near the waterfront so there are lots of places to eat. Its a bit of a walk, maybe 10 minutes or so to the water.

Mortons ($$$$) & Legal Test Kitchen ($$-$$$) are two personal faves. The other places are less expensive but nothing is cheap near the water.

Harpoon Brewery is also nearby. The tour is decent and the beer is good (free samples).

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< New Yorker coming to Boston in peace. I am planning on coming up Memorial Day weekend. We may differ on fandom (Yanks, Rangers, Giants), but I do love the city of Boston. Such an amazing place. Any suggestions on hotels on the cheap? I know that weekend can definitely be very expensive. I'm also planning on going to Fenway (Sox v Rays ... should be a good one) ... any other suggestions for Memorial Day weekend specifically?

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< New Yorker coming to Boston in peace. I am planning on coming up Memorial Day weekend. We may differ on fandom (Yanks, Rangers, Giants), but I do love the city of Boston. Such an amazing place. Any suggestions on hotels on the cheap? I know that weekend can definitely be very expensive. I'm also planning on going to Fenway (Sox v Rays ... should be a good one) ... any other suggestions for Memorial Day weekend specifically?

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Many folks head out of town on memorial day weekend to either the cape or points north (VT, NH, ME, etc). Its the "opening" weekend for many that have summer homes or 2nd homes on the water or in the woods, as the weather starts to get nice around then and the kids are pretty much out of school. The city will be relatively quiet as all the college kids have gone home by then, so things will be a bit less crowded (except for Fenway around game times).

No real hotels on the cheap. Parking is the biggest issue if you stay within the city itself. You could also stay in the suburbs and drive in/park for the day or take public transportation. You should figure that out first before you choose where to stay, as much is dependent on that.

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Harpoon Brewery is also nearby. The tour is decent and the beer is good (free samples).
Awesome. I do love to try out craft breweries.

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Awesome. I do love to try out craft breweries.
+1000 on Harpoon. The IPA is my fav but probably the UFO (hefeweizen) is the most popular.

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Whats the best parking strategy for the garden? (I don't want to pay $25)

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Not really Boston but anyone in Burlington?

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Whats the best parking strategy for the garden? (I don't want to pay $25)
Park in the suburbs and take the MBTA. $5.50 for parking, about $2 fare/pp each way.

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Not really Boston but anyone in Burlington?
Traveling there?

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Whats the best parking strategy for the garden? (I don't want to pay $25)
Drive into charlestown.. there are a few lots for $5-8 or try to grab a 2 hour parking spot, (free after 6pm). I have luck about 75% of the time, especially on week days.

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Or, drive to Charlestown. Park in the Shopping Plaza lot (near Rutherford Avenue and Bunker Hill CC. Have a bite to eat at the 99. It has a SHUTTLE TO THE GAME AND RETURN, FREE.

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Going shopping for the weekend and just wanted to know if there is any good Bruins memorabilia places near by. Does K-Mart have Bruins stuff, Wal Mart?

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Where is the best place to eat around the BCEC?
Where are you staying?

Delfrisco's, Morton's, Legal Seafood, Strega, Jerry Remy's

opentable.com is great because you can view all the places in the area and view the menu before making a reservation.

You're only in for the weekend?

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Going shopping for the weekend and just wanted to know if there is any good Bruins memorabilia places near by. Does K-Mart have Bruins stuff, Wal Mart?
Kmart probably does, as does Bobs stores (there is one in Billerica, just north of Burlington).

There is also a large mall in Burlington. There is a Macys/Sears there where they probably have Bruins stuff.

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Kmart probably does, as does Bobs stores (there is one in Billerica, just north of Burlington).

There is also a large mall in Burlington. There is a Macys/Sears there where they probably have Bruins stuff.
Thanks for the info Shoe, might be going there on Saturday for a bit of shopping and was planning on picking up some stuff

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Kmart probably does, as does Bobs stores (there is one in Billerica, just north of Burlington).

There is also a large mall in Burlington. There is a Macys/Sears there where they probably have Bruins stuff.
We have a Kmart?

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We have a Kmart?
Sure do. The old "Mall" in Billerica, if you can still call it that. Way past its heyday in the 80s, I am surprised it hasnt been bulldozed for condos or houses by now.

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Hey guys, if I was to go to the 99 and get dinner before a game at the 99 in Charlestown... what time should I go? When does the trolley service start?

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I am coming into Boston today around noontime. I usually park at oak grove and take the T in. I never have much trouble finding a parking space for a bruins game but today i am afraid it's going to a different story since its during peak work hours. Can someone give me another option in case the lots full. Can you park out on the street?

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I am coming into Boston today around noontime. I usually park at oak grove and take the T in. I never have much trouble finding a parking space for a bruins game but today i am afraid it's going to a different story since its during peak work hours. Can someone give me another option in case the lots full. Can you park out on the street?
There are parking spots on the access road leading to Oak Grove, but they are not free. You have to pay $5.50 (same as if you parked in the parking lot), but its an honor-type system where there is a large receptacle where you put the money in the slot with your parking spot number on it. If they check the receptacle and there is no cash in the box with your number on it, they come and write you a ticket or tow you.

There is also a private parking lot across the small bridge but I do not think its monitored by an attendant (its a monthly pass sort of deal).

You could try Malden Center which is the next stop after Oak Grove, but you may have similar results.


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