Re: Danvers, Mass.
posted at 12/1/2012 2:41 PM EST
In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
Good restaurants to eat at ?
Golf courses ?
Shopping ? Especially Bruins clothing that have affordable price tags.
Any good local hockey to attend ?
etc. etc. etc. ?
All with keeping in mind that I live off a modest wage unlike having BsLegion's money.
Any kind of info regarding this city and it's surroundings would be greatly appreciated. I will be visiting this area on weekends sporadically in the upcoming year and possibly further on.
I'm hoping my fellow BDC posters can help. I am finally taking something off the top of my bucket list. Being able to visit the Boston area.
Avoid the discount outlets, I haven't found them to be discounts at all (Wrentham & others)
Hit and miss for Bruins stuff, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Building 19 (God knows what might turn up in there, it's an adventure every time, it's a salvage store) and of course Walmart every so often.
Actually nearby Nashua NH probably has the best shopping around and millions of stores there - no sales tax, but also know that Mass does not tax clothes.
Otherwise; art museums the MFA, really conservative, not worth it, contemporary art museum, forget about it, aquarium is ok, history museums - go to Harvard, Cambridge & Harvard square are fun, if you see a guy pulling a plastic duck on wheels with a sign that says 'Philosophy Phd available to debate for modest fees' only take him on if you've brushed up on your Aristotle & Plato recently, Harvard Square is the best for walking and people watching, Fanual Hall marketplace for street acts and there's lots of food there, Kennedy museum if you're a fan. Lots of hockey, the NHL winter classic will be in BadHab's back yard this year, the college hockey right in town is BU, BC, Northeastern and Harvard. Providence RI is a fun little city and the Providence Bruins are in the heart of things with lots of good restaurants nearby.
Oh, local theater. It sucks the big one big time. There is the wang center or whatever they call it now and it's 'oh such a beautiful building with such great architectecture', but the acoustics are incredibly awful. In the summer there's cirque de soleil which is expensive, but I think they put on a good show.
Avoid Mattapan Roxbury, for Worcester AHL hockey there's nothing within nearby walking distance for food, and Worcester itself is awful, Springfield is a mixed bag, and might as well stay out of South Boston, Dorchester and Chelsea.