Hello Red Sox Nation. Cardinals fan here... my buddy's and I make a yearly baseball trip to a different stadium/city and are planning a trip to Boston this year for the Royals series April 19-21. The trip is doubling as a bachelor party for two of my friends this year.
I am seeking input from the locals/regulars on dos and don'ts on our trip. We are a group of 10-20 in our mid-to-upper 20s and like to have a good time. Looking for information on where to stay, best ticket deals in the stadium, any touristy things worth seeing, places to avoid, any good local food joints to check out, etc.
Are there any popular bar districts near the stadium? If not, where is the best one to stay by? Ideally, we stay in a hotel that is within walking distance of the stadiums and a nice bar district. Otherwise, we stay close to a bar district and then take a cab or public transit to the games.
Greatly appreciate any information you can provide. Thanks!
Buckminster is right in Kenmore Square......you can hop on the Green Line and basically get anywhere in Boston.
Go to Seaport area while here......Fun place for young people is Atlantic Beer Co, Whiskey Priest...then there is a Remy's down the street. All right on the water.
Faneuil Hall is a must see......so many places to go to. You literally could spend a night there and not be bored.
When you go to the game, hit the Cask, Game On and go to the Baseball Tavern on Boylston St. Fun place to see.
Definitely dress warm......April can feel colder here than January sometimes!
"Definitely dress warm......April can feel colder here than January sometimes!"
You got that right. We went to a late May game one year & I was freeezing then !
Good info. I've heard of some of those bars before.
My friends are talking about staying in the Finance district. Any thoughts/opinions?
Don't stay in the Financial district. The place is dead in the evenings and not that much fun otherwise.
Around the Park (Lansdowne Pub is another good spot) and the Quincy Market area are great for bars, as others mentioned. Allston also has some good places to drink with young crowds, Cambridge (around Central Sq.) does as well, around Copley, and near the Garden too.
There might be things to do Boston besides watch sports and drink.
I think I've decided not to go to any April games going forward....if it's an evening game, you really have to dress as if you're going skiing.
It will be very pricey in the Financial District..........and I can't think of much around there that would be fun for young people.
No, I wouldn't stay there.
"There might be things to do Boston besides watch sports and drink."
There are???? ; )
You could probably do that and I would highly recommend it..........
If these guys can get tickets to a Bruins or Celtics game then go out to some of the Sports Pubs around the Garden, that would be fun!
lol at skiing...so true
I stopped going to any April or May games.
Just to echo everybody else, I went to a mid-April game a couple years ago and it was so cold that it took a lot of the fun out of the game (well, watching Bobby Jenks give the game away in the 7th didn't help). Granted if I was willing to put down $8.50 a pop for beer that might have warmed me up.
I actually might be going to that April 19th game against the Royals, and I'll be wearing a heavier jacket this time.