Boston by a Localfu

After the last post, all has been revealed about an exciting site called Localfu. So here is a guide to the wonderful city of Boston by one of their resident locals:  Jason Littman-Quinn, if you like it why not get in touch with Jason and he can get a more personal plan together for you. 
Sports
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With the Red Sox playing all spring and summer, and the Bruins and Celtics playing through the fall and winter, chances are there is a professional sporting event taking place in the city (the Patriots play about 45 minutes away in Foxboro). Watching a game in person or at a sports bar with passionate fans is a great way experience just how seriously Boston takes its sports.


Food
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There is so much variety around the city, even the pickiest eaters will find something they will love. My personal favorites include Fiore (Italian) in the North End, Island Creek Oyster Bar (seafood) in Kenmore Square, and JM Curley (American) near Beacon Hill and Downtown Crossing. Venturing out a little bit gives even more options in The Seaport/South Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Cambridge and Somerville. I need to mention All Star Sandwich Bar in Cambridge, by far the best sandwiches anywhere around here, and I’ll even venture to say it’s up there with best meal I’ve had anywhere in the country. No matter where I go, All Star is the measuring stick!

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Seaport
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Boston’s “newest” neighborhood, located on the harbor, has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. Lots of restaurants and bars have popped up in old warehouses and parking lots for the docks. Grab a seat with a view of the water and enjoy some downtime watching the boats go by the planes taking off and landing at the airport.
Breweries
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Sam Adams and Harpoon are both within the city limits. I’m partial to Harpoon since they have a new Beer Hall attached to their actual brewery where you can sit and drink full pints (Sam Adams is an experimental brewery, not a full-scale production) but both will educate guests about the beer making process and offer samples. Harpoon is in the Seaport and Sam Adams is in Jamaica Plain so there are things to do near each location. At the end of the day, it’s beer, so both are great!
Cambridge
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Just across the river, Cambridge is a whole world unto itself. Home to Harvard and MIT, and lots of technology and pharmaceutical companies, it’s a unique city with lots to see and do. Divided primarily by “squares” (Kendall, Central, Harvard, Porter, etc) each has its own personality which could make Cambridge a day-long destination itself! Kendall Square tends to be more technology focused with some trendy new spots, whereas a few miles down the road is Harvard Square which has historic buildings and well-established old restaurants and bars. If the neighborhoods aren’t enticing enough, the corner of the Mass. Ave. bridge and Memorial Drive provides the best view of Boston from anywhere.
Transportation

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Boston is sneaky small so walking around is definitely doable for the majority of neighborhoods and a great way to see the city. Driving would not be recommended for first timers - parking is a nightmare and the streets make ZERO sense. We have a bike share (Hubway) which I would highly recommend. Lyft and Uber operate here and are way more convenient than our terrible taxi system. The “T” is our public transportation - it’ll get you where you need to go but it’s not terribly efficient, only take it if the weather is bad or if you’re going a significant distance!
Best Day Trip

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Cape Cod is only a 45 minute drive to the bridge from the city, then you can venture as far along the “arm” as you like. The further you go the more “beachy” it becomes. The National Seashore starts in Orleans and Chatham, about 45 minutes from the bridge, and goes all the way up to P-Town, a gorgeous area famous for its gay culture. The beaches along the way are just stunning, some with 50-75 foot dunes. Even in the off-season, the Cape is a great place to visit and explore, plus the seafood can’t get any fresher with fish in the markets and restaurants having been caught that day.
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