Originally Posted by Foursum Golf
I'd like to see Harvard, MIT, do some shopping in Wrentham, see Newbury and Boylston Streets, and maybe head to the Bruins game.
You're talking about the Wrentham Outlets, correct? Those are pretty great. If you're going to drive down that way from Boston, you can swing it so you go right past Patriot Place, which is a pretty neat visit even if you're not going to a game.
Newport st is fun, especially if you like brownstones.
Originally Posted by Lihu
Did these in one night.
The MIT campus is pretty nice, especially around Kendall square? (not sure if I'm mixing it with Kenmore square). We also walked down a road called Marlboro Rd (again that's what I remember of the name), and saw all the brownstone buildings. The waterfront and all "tea party" boat, USS constitution are also very nice. I liked walking around Boston, it's beautiful and everything is close, if not too cold in the Winter.
Did not go to Harvard, we might do that the next trip out there. I did see it as a kid since my aunt worked for the University, and she lived close to the campus.
Harvard Square is pretty fun. Central Square too, both in Cambridge.
I have a friend who plays Paul Revere on the Freedom Trail tours. Those are pretty neat, though I'm not sure you'd want to do that in January.
If you've never driven across the Zakim at night with the lights on, that's cool and takes like 20 seconds.