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Heading to Boston for a week in late March & will be catching a couple of C’s games at bookends of trip.

Any of you bostonians know of cheap but comfortable accom around TD garden $100-$150 a night??

Was really keen to head to NYC by train for a few days in between if it was doable?? Or is there enough in MA to keep me occupied for the week??

Sorry a few questions there.... would appreciate the feedback though :thumbsu:
I stayed in the historic North End. When I booked I saw TD Garden was close enough, but didn't actually realise until I got there just how close it was. Probably took us 5-10 minutes at most to walk there. We stayed in an AirBNB and from memory it would have been around 150-160 dollars. I don't think you're likely to find anything of decent size for that price. But if you can handle a bit less room it really isn't that bad. Particularly if you're going in March, it will probably heat up a bit by then so you don't have to stay in your place as much. Where I stayed was right near a part of the Freedom Trail too.

The North End also had a lot of good Italian restaurants, a few bars and was a close enough walk to some seafood restaurants including the well known Union Oyster House.

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I stayed in the historic North End. When I booked I saw TD Garden was close enough, but didn't actually realise until I got there just how close it was. Probably took us 5-10 minutes at most to walk there. We stayed in an AirBNB and from memory it would have been around 150-160 dollars. I don't think you're likely to find anything of decent size for that price. But if you can handle a bit less room it really isn't that bad. Particularly if you're going in March, it will probably heat up a bit by then so you don't have to stay in your place as much. Where I stayed was right near a part of the Freedom Trail too.

The North End also had a lot of good Italian restaurants, a few bars and was a close enough walk to some seafood restaurants including the well known Union Oyster House.

Can PM you the place if you want.
Mate that’d be fantastic if you could
 
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I stayed in the historic North End. When I booked I saw TD Garden was close enough, but didn't actually realise until I got there just how close it was. Probably took us 5-10 minutes at most to walk there. We stayed in an AirBNB and from memory it would have been around 150-160 dollars. I don't think you're likely to find anything of decent size for that price. But if you can handle a bit less room it really isn't that bad. Particularly if you're going in March, it will probably heat up a bit by then so you don't have to stay in your place as much. Where I stayed was right near a part of the Freedom Trail too.

The North End also had a lot of good Italian restaurants, a few bars and was a close enough walk to some seafood restaurants including the well known Union Oyster House.

Can PM you the place if you want.
Don’t count on it. We went in mid April and it was still freezing. Had nothing over 10 degrees Celsius
 

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Don’t count on it. We went in mid April and it was still freezing. Had nothing over 10 degrees Celsius
That sort of temperature was fine when I was over there.

It’s when the temperature starts getting well into the negatives it is unbearable. Admittedly I’m no expert so the weather could still be at that sort of level?
 

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That sort of temperature was fine when I was over there.

It’s when the temperature starts getting well into the negatives it is unbearable. Admittedly I’m no expert so the weather could still be at that sort of level?
Hey bud, can you PM the air b&b you stayed in at Boston? Cheers
 

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8, 5 and 2. Hiking probably not much of an option with the youngest.
Hmm, yeah it's pretty steep in parts, probably not worth it unless your 5yo is super fit and you're able to carry the 2yo.

If you do head to the south Shoshone point and Lipan point are easy and pretty amazing.
 

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Grand Canyon - West Rim V South Rim - with kids, is it worth just hitting the west?
Do not go to the west. The west as a tourist spot wouldnt even exist if it wasnt for its close location to vegas. Go to south rim, spend a night or two. See all the spots. One of the best natural wonders on the planet.

Ps. There are lots of things to see in northern arizona and southern utah if you are into hiking/camping/kayaking/boating/bike riding. Some of the best scenary in the world. Grand canyon is only one part of it.
 
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2 year old is perfect for hiking as there are hiking carriers that go on your back. Can go on reasonablly decent hikes with a 2 year old. The 5 year old will be the problem.
thanks mate - think we might just check out some of the easily accessible spots, the 2yo is a massive PITA who will not sit still for 5 minutes, so no chance on my back, and yeah will avoid the western rim
 

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Ps. There are lots of things to see in northern arizona and southern utah if you are into hiking/camping/kayaking/boating/bike riding. Some of the best scenary in the world. Grand canyon is only one part of it.
Yep. I left Vegas last Saturday and went to Valley of Fire, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Dead Horse, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly. Amazing, especially at this time of year with the snow. Before then I'd also been to Death Valley, Petrified Forest and the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado which for some reason I especially loved. Plus I-70 through the Rockies is one of the more scenic drives youll ever take.

On the not so great side I got a way too close view of a car getting smashed by a falling rock on US-6 in Utah. By 'way too close' I mean if it didnt hit them it probably wouldve hit me (a piece of rock that broke off almost did). I've actually got dashcam footage of it that I'll upload when I get home.
 

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Yep. I left Vegas last Saturday and went to Valley of Fire, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Dead Horse, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly. Amazing, especially at this time of year with the snow. Before then I'd also been to Death Valley, Petrified Forest and the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado which for some reason I especially loved. Plus I-70 through the Rockies is one of the more scenic drives youll ever take.

On the not so great side I got a way too close view of a car getting smashed by a falling rock on US-6 in Utah. By 'way too close' I mean if it didnt hit them it probably wouldve hit me (a piece of rock that broke off almost did). I've actually got dashcam footage of it that I'll upload when I get home.
Seeing these places with snow would be pretty cool. Love bryce canyon. Havent been to colorado or death valley yet. Need to plan another trip.
 

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Yep. I left Vegas last Saturday and went to Valley of Fire, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Dead Horse, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly. Amazing, especially at this time of year with the snow. Before then I'd also been to Death Valley, Petrified Forest and the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado which for some reason I especially loved. Plus I-70 through the Rockies is one of the more scenic drives youll ever take.

On the not so great side I got a way too close view of a car getting smashed by a falling rock on US-6 in Utah. By 'way too close' I mean if it didnt hit them it probably wouldve hit me (a piece of rock that broke off almost did). I've actually got dashcam footage of it that I'll upload when I get home.
Bryce is insane in the cooler weather. Did you have your crampons for the treks there?
Never done Zion in the snow. How was angels landing?
 

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Bryce was cool but a little disappointing as most of it was closed off due to the snow. Only 3 viewpoints were open. But what i did see was great. Also had my first and only 'holy shit i wont be able to stop' moment driving on the snow in there, luckily there was noone else around so I was able to slide almost sideways around the bend.

Didnt have crampons which didnt bother me much at Bryce but did prevent me from getting to the very top of Angels Landing. I made it to Scouts Lookout and after slipping and sliding around there thought it was probably best for my health not to go any further. Surprisingly I made it up the ice/snow covered Walters Wiggles ok, but coming back down was a different story. I slowly got down 2 of the switchbacks but on the third slipped flat on my back and had the wind knocked out of me. After that i slid down on my ass the rest of the way, which was actually pretty fun.

Would love to get back there with the proper equipment and make it to the top.
 

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Will be in America in May with the missus


1st - 17th east coast, then Vegas for 5 nights, San fran for 1 drive to Anaheim for 2 then back to LA for the last few nights of the month.

The east coast depends heavily on nba playoff scheduling. But starting in Boston, and will hire a car and drive between new York, Philly maybe the falls on Canada side.

Pretty much only Vegas and Anaheim is locked in accomodation wise... rest will wing it with air bnb's


Any further tips or advice guys? :)
 

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Will be in America in May with the missus


1st - 17th east coast, then Vegas for 5 nights, San fran for 1 drive to Anaheim for 2 then back to LA for the last few nights of the month.

The east coast depends heavily on nba playoff scheduling. But starting in Boston, and will hire a car and drive between new York, Philly maybe the falls on Canada side.

Pretty much only Vegas and Anaheim is locked in accomodation wise... rest will wing it with air bnb's


Any further tips or advice guys? :)
San Fran for 1 night is obviously a waste imo. Either spend a few nights there or skip it all together.

Instead of driving on the east coast look at catching trains
 
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