This is a great place to go if you purchase a lot of produce, and want to pay less. The experience is much more enriching that going to your local supermarket. There is pretty much every fruit and vegetable you could ask for. As someone who likes fruit, I go with my roommates every once in a while, and we buy fruit for the week. It is also nice to go spend some time downtown, especially on a nice day. Make sure you wash everything before eating it of course. It seems sketchy, but I've never had a problem and its so cheap!
I am big fan of animals, and they certainly represent most of them at Franklin Park Zoo. The zoo itself is a nice place to walk around. I really like the setup of this particular zoo, and it is very well kept. I've been to many zoos in the area, and Franklin Park is definitely my favorite. I think the best thing is that it is right outside the city and so easy to get to so you can go any time!
I had a great experience at Tribal Ways. I went in with a friend to get our tongues pierced. It was a fun experience. The artists that work there are very nice and fun to talk to. If you are afriad of getting a piercing or tattoo, they are great at easing the nerves. The place itself is pretty comfortable, and they have a large selection of tattoo designs and piercing options for anyone. They are a little bit hidden on Mass Ave, but definitely worth a look if you are in the market for body art.
I like this place. It is totally unnecessary to have so much candy in one place, but that's why its great. My favorite parts about it are the scoop it yourself bins lining the back walls and the giant gumball machine up in the front. I do feel as though it gets expensive really quickly, but it is one-stop candy shopping. There are a lot of great things for gifts for kids and adults alike.
I purchased a bike and all that comes along with it at this store a couple years ago. So far, everything has been great. They were helpful in assisting me in figuring out what I wanted. They have bikes for the city, mountain biking and hybrids (what I wanted) for a mix of both. They put all my locks on and got me set with all the gear I'd need such as a helmut and lights. When my bike was ready for a tuneup, I took it back and they took care of it. I've also gone in a couple times with general questions, which they always eagerly answer. The staff is very knowledeable.
This book store is unlike any big chains such Barnes and Noble or Borders. If you like the atmosphere of an older, warmer bookstore, you'd like this place. I personally could spend hours in there. You can get lost browsing the unique titles. They have a lot of different books that you might not easily find at a chain. On the flip side, you might not find that new Dean Koontz book here. They do have current titles, but it's mostly rarer and older books.
This is a great place to get the latest styles. You will most likely find the style you are looking for here so long as its currently in style. The staff is somewhat helpful, but you usually have to ask for help. The prices are moderate, better than some places in the area. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for something seasonal and in style at the time.
I actually worked for the London Harness Company three years ago. I was extremely impressed with the merchandise there. The main products sold in the store are high-end luggage and leather goods. The store specializes in travel goods and accessories, and the leather goods such as photo albums, wallets, belts and much more are all genuine, quaulity leather. It is a great place to go if you want to decorate new office, need some quality travel gear or a briefcase, or get a gift for someone. A lot of the merchandise is expensive due to its high quality, but there are also a lot of great affordable items as well. If you haven't been, I would recommend taking a look next time you are in the financial district.
East Coast is a great place to learn to dive. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I had a great time learning from them. They also carry any equipment you will need. They are pretty accomodating and flexible with how you want to go about your instruction, and they will assist you in the selection of all your gear. An overall good experience that I would recommend.
I have been attending Northeastern University for just over four years now. My only gripe is the price. It is an extremely expensive school, and I will be buried in loans well into my late 20s I'm sure. Other than the money factor, it is a great institution. The atmosphere is very comfortable. It's in a great part of Boston, right near Back Bay and Fenway. The campus is open, but still has the feel of a college campus. The buildings and grounds are very well maintained and comfortable inside. I consider the education I've received here very valuable. I've never had an experience with an incompetent professor or advisor. One of my favorite aspects of the school is the co-op program. I have had three co-op experiences that I think have prepared me for after graduation much more than any other college could have done. I would recommend Northeastern to anyone that likes the city and the idea of experiential education.