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Zocalo Cocina Mexicana

Zocalo Cocian Mexicana is a fast and friendly neighborhood restaurant. They feature authentic and delicious Mexican food based on the culinary traditions of Oaxaca and Veracruz. They prepare each dish individually, using only the freshest available produce. Visit zocalobackbay.com for more information.

Visit Historic Fenway Park And Cheer On The Red Sox!


“America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. See the home of Red Sox Legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk and Rice. Visit Pesky’s Pole and sit atop the world famous Green Monster which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking leftfield. Our experienced tour guides will provide a thrilling, one hour, walking tour of Fenway Park. We welcome all fans to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and the pulse of Red Sox Nation.

Starting April 1, 2013: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or three hours prior to game time (last tour departing at 5 p.m. or three hours prior to game time)
Tours are available year-round and depart at the top of the hour. Click here for more information.

To The Brink: JFK And The Cuban Missile Crisis At The JFK Presidential Library And Museum


It was a close call—maybe the closest call in human history. For two weeks in October 1962, the world teetered on the edge of thermonuclear war and the end of civilization as we know it. Earlier that fall, the Soviet Union, under orders from Premier Nikita Khrushchev, began to secretly deploy a nuclear strike force in Cuba, just 90 miles from the United States, with missiles that could reach most major U.S. cities in less than five minutes. President John F. Kennedy said the missiles would not be tolerated, and insisted on their removal. Khrushchev refused. The stand-off nearly caused a nuclear exchange and is remembered in this country as the Cuban Missile Crisis.

“To the Brink” is a look back at the crisis from the 50-year mark, which is drawn mainly from U.S. sources and presents a U.S. viewpoint. Pieces of the story that appear hazy now may come into sharper focus over time; others that are now clear will blur as the episode recedes further into history. Unbeknownst to almost all the participants, JFK recorded those White House meetings. Excerpts from the 43 hours of secret recordings relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis are presented in the gallery and form the centerpiece of this exhibit. Original documents, artifacts, and photographs from the National Archives and the Kennedy Library complement the tapes in a dramatic presentation that draws the visitor into this milestone 20th-century event.

The JFK Presidential Library and Museum is located at UMass-Boston. “To The Brink” will be on display at the Library until December 1, 2013. Click here for more information.

Visit the JFK Presidential Library and Museum

Visit us in our striking I.M Pei building on Boston’s waterfront. Located on Columbia Point, the Library and Museum is set on a ten acre park landscaped with pine trees, shrubs and wild roses reminiscent of the landscape of Cape Cod familiar to President Kennedy.

Experience our Museum through our three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, and enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency for a “first-hand” experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership. Click here for more information.

Jillian’s Boston

Bowling is a favorite winter pastime and Jillian’s is Boston’s premiere spot to knock some pins. With the Tequila Rain Bar on the bottom, Billiards on floor two, and Lucky Strike Lanes on top there’s something to keep everyone entertained during long winter hours. There’s even plasma screens throughout so you don’t miss out on any sport’s action while you’re playing. Jillian’s is a hotspot for celebrities like Clint Eastwood and Derek Jeter. Come with a few friends or a whole league!


Ice Skating on Frog Pond

Ice Skating is a winter tradition and Boston’s Frog Pond is the place to do it. Close to the Downtown Crossing shopping area with beautiful views of winter scenes from the surrounding Boston Commons, the John Hancock building and the Prudential building. Frog Pond even has its own ice-making system. There’s free-style skating on Tues, Wed and Thurs mornings and lessons for all types.


Boston Duck Tours

Boston Duck Tours is the perfect place to go

The fun begins as soon as you board your “DUCK”, a W.W. II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you’ll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who’ll be narrating your tour. Then you’re off on a journey like you’ve never had before. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s more. It’s time for “Splashdown” as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.

Boston Duck Tours has 3 ticket booth locations. They are located inside the Museum of Science after the gift shop, inside the Prudential Center across from Barnes and Noble and in the Whale Watch Booth at the New England Aquarium. Tickets can also be purchased at the Bostix booth at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. 80-minute tours depart from the Museum of Science and Prudential Center. Discounted 65-minute tours depart from The New England Aquarium on certain dates starting at 12 pm or 3 pm. Please see below schedule for New England Aquarium departure times. Tickets may not be purchased outside at our Duck Stops located at the Museum of Science and Prudential Center.

Click bostonducktours.com for more information.



Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

If you’re searching for a glimpse of colonial Boston, look no further. Beacon Hill’s Federal-style rowhouses, narrow streets, and brick sidewalks will make you feel like you traveled back in time to the 18th century. Today, Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston



Boston Duck Tours

Boston Duck Tours is the perfect place to go in October!

The fun begins as soon as you board your “DUCK”, a W.W. II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you’ll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who’ll be narrating your tour. Then you’re off on a journey like you’ve never had
before. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s more. It’s time for “Splashdown” as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.



Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Tour 10/1 – 10/31

“What do you get when you combine a cursed privateer, a pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat out of the pits of Hades, a homicidal opera diva, and a deranged nanny? An experience unlike anything else in Boston!”
If you’re looking to explore the spookier side of Boston then look no further. The Ghosts & Gravestones tour will invite you to walk through 400-year-old burial grounds while you hear the haunted tales of those buried beneath you. You will explore some of Boston’s most haunted sites like the Omni Parker House as well as the scene of the infamous Boston Strangler’s final strangle.



Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour

Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour 10/1 – 10/31

Enjoy the spectacular New England countryside as the leaves turn a multitude of colors during the fall season. A pleasant tour of foliage display is capped by a stop at a native orchard for apples and cider.



Regattabar: Boston’s Best Jazz Club


If you are in the mood for some great jazz then look no further than the Regattabar in Cambridge. Located in Harvard Square, the jazz club has been named one of the “Best of Boston.” Regattabar offers concerts to people all ages in its 225-seat venue located on the third floor of The Charles Hotel. Be sure to check the website for more information on the kids’ summer music series, the Monday night courtyard series and annual jazz festival, which features Grammy-recognized artists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Visit the website at regattabarjazz.com.

Piers Park Center: Set Sail on Boston Harbor

Piers Park

Piers Park Sailing, a non-profit sailing center, serves more than 700 at-risk inner-city kids every year. The adult sailing club – with its fleet of twenty 23 foot Sonars, learn to sail courses, summer racing series and coastal sailing program – supports the youth outreach work of the sailing center for people of all ages with physical and cognitive disabilities. Piers Park is led by champion and Olympic sailors, who offer individual and corporate club memberships as well as private and group instruction for those interested in sailing for the first time as well as seasoned experts looking to hone their racing or cruising skills. Visit piersparksailing.org for more information.

Kathy Sidell Trustman Loves Boston Harbor

Kathy Sidell Trustman Kathy Sidell Trustman, owner of the Metropolitan Club in Chestnut Hill, the MET Bar and Grille in Dedham and Natick and the soon to be opened new MET concept on Newbury Street, recently shared with us her favorite city haunts.

She can often be seen at Neptune Oyster because they feature “excellent, spanking fresh briny oysters and quintessential New England seafood.” Some of her favorite dishes include the lobster roll with butter, “perfectly fried clams with house made tartar and the best oyster cracker ever. Simply heaven.”

When it comes to nightlife, Kathy enjoys lounging at Trina's Starlight Lounge where they have “passionate bartenders making pristine cocktails. I like the lounge vibe without the nightclub noise.”

As a restaurateur, Kathy knows the keys to her success lie in fresh ingredients. Where are her favorite places to shop around town? “Formaggio for cheese, High Rise for bread, Sofra for hummus bar and Flour for ginger cookies,” she said. “Simply the best food shops in the city for an amazing picnic!!”

Some of her most favorite days are spent on Boston Harbor on a boat. “Looking back at the city during magic hour,” she said. “The vantage point of the city as you move further away and the skyline starts to take shape and capture the majesty of the city and its icons like Rowes Wharf and the Clock Tower. Being on the water leaving the bustling city behind puts one's own life in perspective again. A welcomed pause. A deep breath. The sanctity and quiet of the relationship between ocean and land. These moments, this view reminds me of my dad.”

1. Summer Nights at the ICA July 8-29

Picture 4This summer, instead of going out to a club, Bostonians in the know head over to the coolest museum in Boston: the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Heralded by the New York Times as one of the summer hotspots in Boston, every Thursday (and sometimes Wednesday) night there will be live music and performances.

In the ICA’s beautiful waterfront location- with floor to ceiling glass windows adding to the gorgeous ambiance- hear catchy Latin pop and folk music from Tais Alvarenga, old-school urban blues from the Pinchback Blues, and ancient Greece’s Sappho’s poetry meets interpretative dance at the Co Lab: Anne Carson and Rashaun Mitchell. Most performances are free, so Summer Nights at the ICA is a great way to cap off a beautiful summer night.

2. Summer Series at the Ritzy Boston Harbor Hotel July 1-31

No one puts on seasonal festivals like theboston harbor summer series landmark Boston Harbor Hotel. Nearly every single night in the summer offers a different performance and theme for travelers and Bostonians alike to enjoy. On Tuesday nights enjoy the Summer Soul, where various R&B bands and artists sing classics from Marvin Gay to Gladys Knight live under the stars. On Wednesday it’s Timeless Tunes, featuring classic music entertainment from the 60’s all the way to the 90’s. On Thursday it’s Blue Barge, where you guessed it, local and national blues artists sing their souls out on stage. And on Friday, it’s Movies by Moonlight, where guests can enjoy movies from classics like The Maltese Falcon, All About Eve, to Raiders of the Lost Ark, while enjoying the award-winning cuisine from BHH’s Chef Daniel Bruce.

3. Berklee Summer Concert Series Takes Over Boston July 1-31

Picture 5Berklee is one of the most prestigious music schools in the country, with famous alumni like John Mayer. This summer, at basically every major juncture in Boston there is a Berklee musician scheduled to perform. From downtown’s Prudential Center to Cambridge’s Kendall Square to the ICA and even Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor, you can hear up-and-coming artists and bands performing everything from Latin to blues to jazz to acoustic guitar. Most performances are free, so make sure to look at the website for times and locations.