Posted on January 11, 2018
#living #boston 

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:

Entertainment

Need to unwind after a long week?

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Museums

Treat yourself to some art and books every once in a while!

  • Museum of Fine Arts has over one million visitors a year. It contains more than 450,000 works of art and was originally founded in the year 1870.
  • Boston Public Library is a municipal public library system in Boston, founded in 1848. All adult residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are entitled to borrowing and research privileges, and the library receives state funding.
  • New England Aquarium is famous for its Whale Watch, which operates from April through November. The aquarium has more than 22,000 members and hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year.
  • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM) or Fenway Court, as the museum was known during Isabella Stewart Gardner's lifetime, is a museum that houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, displays a sampling of specimens drawn from the collections of; the Harvard University Herbaria the Museum of Comparative Zoology the Harvard Mineralogical Museum. In addition, a series of changing exhibitions bring focus to new research at the University

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Theatres

Watch a play or some ballet there's a plethora of choices.

  • Somerville Theatre is an independent movie theatre and concert venue in the Davis Square neighbourhood. Over one hundred years old the theatre has played host to many historic concerts.
  • Boston Opera House is a performing arts venue located at 539 Washington Street. Originally built as a movie palace, it opened on October 29, 1928. Completely restored in 2004, the theatre currently serves as the home of the Boston Ballet and also presents touring Broadway shows.
  • Symphony Hall is a concert hall located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue. It was built in 1900 for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which continues to make the hall its home.
  • Coolidge Corner Theatre is an independent cinema in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline, specialising in international, documentary, animated, and independent film selections and series.

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Sports

Watch a game and vibe with the spirit of Boston.

  • Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, at 4 Yawkey Way near Kenmore Square. Since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city's American League baseball team, it is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • TD Garden, often called Boston Garden and "The Garden", is a multi-purpose arena. TD Garden is the home arena for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
  • Harvard Stadium is a U-shaped football stadium in the Allston neighbourhood of Boston. Built in 1903, the Stadium is owned and operated by Harvard University and is home to the Harvard Crimson football program.

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Festivals

Food, Street Performers and Art.. Boston has it all!

  • Summer Solstice Celebration is held at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. This free event is sure to perk up your Monday with live music, dance and activities for all ages.
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace a year round destination for fun, is actually four great places in one location --- Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market, all set around a cobblestone promenade where jugglers, magicians and musicians entertain the passers-by. The array of shops, restaurants and outdoor entertainment have made it a premiere urban destination.
  • Cambridge Carnival, a celebration rooted in African traditions, is the city's largest festival. One of the highlights of this colorful, diverse fest is a lively parade with unique music and costumes.
  • Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is the largest such event on the East Coast, drawing 500,000 spectators. Every summer, artists work with nothing but sand and water to create works of art on the beach that are quite a sight.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Skywalk Observatory is a sky-high vantage point with an audio tour & sweeping 360-degree views of greater Boston & beyond. Located in the Prudential Center Boston at 800 Boylston Street.
  • Freedom Trail established in 1951 is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States.
  • Boston Public Garden also known as Boston Common is a central public park in downtown Boston. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States.
  • Newbury Street shopping has everything from fun and funky finds at stores like the hip chain Urban Outfitters to the classic couture that is offered at Chanel. Plus everything in between. The historic storefronts offer charming glimpses of Boston during the mid-to-late 19th century. Open air cafes and restaurants can be found lining the sidewalks.
  • Charles River Esplanade of Boston, is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin. In the park are walkways, statuary, the Hatch Memorial Shell performance stage, playgrounds, ballfields, and Community Boating.

Food

Don't have an empty tummy ever again.

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Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Mint Indian Eatery is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on all days through the week. Located at 868 Broadway Somerville it serves Indian and Kashmiri cuisine with an average price of less than $10 per person.
  • Pour House located on 907 Boylston Street is a classic American restaurant and bar. Open on all days of the week from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Price range of the Pour House is under $10.
  • Charlies Kitchen is a great place to enjoy some Burgers, Beer, and Karaoke. Located at 10 Eliot Street Cambridge, operational through 11:00 am to 1:00 pm this restaurant doesn't leave you with a hole in your pocket.
  • The Chicken & Rice Guys --- Catering & Food Trucks have several branches in and around Boston. Serving inexpensive Halal style chicken and rice plates. Operation on all days from 11:00 am --- 3:00 pm with an hour long break and reopens at 4:00 pm --- 8:00 pm except for weekends when they don't come back after 3:00 pm.

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Coffeehouses

  • Barismo is a cutting-edge coffee roaster and retailer founded in 2008 by a group of baristas dedicated to transparency, quality, and sustainability.
  • 1369 Coffee House a top-notch coffee & sandwiches draw local creative types to this coffeeshop featuring a gallery.
  • 4A Coffee is an inexpensive simple coffee shop offering carefully sourced beans & java drinks.
  • Blue State Coffee this Commonwealth Avenue coffee shop draws crowds of students from Boston University. The local chain specializes in small-batch roasted coffees and pledges 2% of sales to a rotating list of charities.

Shopping

Fresh and trending!

Drugstores

These drugstores have several branches in and around Chicago, visit thier websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • CVS
  • Wallgreens

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Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Chicago for these stores.

  • Trader Joe's
  • Walmart
  • 7-Eleven
  • Whole Foods Market

Clothing (women & men)

  • Boomerang at Jamaica Plain
  • Primark at 10 Summer St.
  • Black Market at 2136 Washington St.
  • Keezer's Classic Clothing at 140 River St.
  • Urban Renewals at multiple locations

Convenience

We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

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Laundromats

Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Back Bay Laundromat at 409 Marlborough Street
  • Suds City Coin Laundry at 481 E Broadway
  • Laundry Room Etc at 1761 Massachusetts Ave
  • Laundromax at 3050 Washington St
  • Waterfront Laundry and Dry Cleaner at 418 Hanover St

Food Delivery

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