Boston Tips: Weekends In and Around Boston

Boats and islands in the Boston Harbor (2007).

Boats and islands in the Boston Harbor (2007).

We know you all have ambitious research goals for your three weeks in Boston, but it’s important to remember that regular breaks from your work will make you a better researcher! That’s part of the reason the BSS team haven’t scheduled any seminar activities for the weekends you’ll be here in the city. Below are a few suggestions for places and events in Boston and beyond that offer a change of pace from the archives. Continue reading

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Boston Tips: Coffee

Now that we have all our teams in place, we felt it was important to start sharing some tips and tricks about Boston. One of the first — as far as I’m concerned anyway! — is where to get good coffee.

If you haven’t been to Boston before and you’re a coffee fan, then welcome home: this town is obsessed with the perfect bean. A lot of the shops on this map double as small cafes so you can get a quick breakfast, lunch, or late afternoon snack while you’re at it. Most Boston coffee shops feature free wi-fi — it’s always worth checking the shop’s website to make sure — and I haven’t found one yet that doesn’t make some sort of provision for seating. Given that June is generally pretty nice weather around here, you can almost always count on some sort of outside seating, too.

~Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook