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Things to do in Boston

Catch a baseball game at Fenway Park

A cliche it may be, but Boston Red Sox's ground is one of the true homes of baseball. For 86 years it was the scene of endless heartache as the Red Sox endured one of the most famous droughts in sporting history, until they finally broke the 'Curse Of The Bambino' in 2004 and won the World Series. The season runs from April until early October (depending on how far they get) and you can get tickets from the official site (http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/).

Cut stuff with lasers at danger! awesome

A 21st-century makerspace (a creative space with tools), danger! awesome ( tel: +1 617 714 5829; www.dangerawesome.com) is aimed at promoting brand new methods of 3D printing and design. They run a variety of hands on, design-focused classes, the most popular of which is Leather Meets Laser, where you will laser design and cut your own bespoke leather clasp.

Have a bite to eat at Quincy Market

 This lively market is the perfect place for the foodie tourist. Choose something to eat from the myriad of options available, everything from local clam chowder to pizza, before finding a spot on the stairs outside to sit and eat while watching the street performers - your very own dinner and a show. 

Have a peek into space at the Observatory

Most Wednesdays throughout the year, Boston University’s Observatory (tel: +1 617 353 2625; www.bu.edu/astronomy) open up their doors and telescopes to the public. The program starts at 1930 during the autumn and winter months, 2030 during the spring and summer, and it’s free.

Paddle down the Charles River

The Charles River bisects Boston, and with Paddle Boston (tel: +1 617 9655110; www.paddleboston.com) you can hire a boat and go down yourself, or get involved with one of their group outings.

Tour the Samuel Adams brewery

Samuel Adams (www.samueladams.com) is as Bostonian as the Red Sox or clam chowder. Tours run six days a week, during which you'll find out the history of the brand, get a look at the whole process from the inside, taste some malts, and of course knock back a coupe of frosties. Entry is free, though there is a suggested $2 donation

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