Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Ports of Call Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2010, 05:23 PM
janfred's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Posts: 990
Default
I see in many excursions a drop off for time at Quincy's Market....is this the same as North Market that people refer to as Little Italy? This is where we want to go, I am confused
A couple from Canada told us about it and it was also on TV for a few Cooking shows..anyone know what the heck I am talking about? How about you LisaP and Poormom ?? Thanks
__________________
Cruise Countdown Tickers

Cruise Countdown Tickers
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2010, 05:50 PM
LisaP's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 5,545
Default
Close, although not exactly the same. One of the buildings within the Quincy Market complex is called North Market, so I understand the confusion. The area you want is called the North End... it's a section of Boston with a lot of history (the Freedom Trail runs through it) and some wonderful Italian restaurants. We actually do some of our grocery shopping there.

It's not a very far walk from Quincy Market to the North End... just follow the red line on the sidewalk that marks the Freedom Trail. Just ask one of the Rangers to point you in the right direction, as the Freedom Trail is one large loop.
__________________
Happy cruising!
LisaP
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2010, 03:29 AM
janfred's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Posts: 990
Default
Thanks so much for clearing this up, this is a hugh help and I read about the freedom trail, it sounds like we could do this on our own. You have an idea for a restaurant there? I heard it was a great place to get some REAL Italian food.
Thanks again
Jan
__________________
Cruise Countdown Tickers

Cruise Countdown Tickers
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2010, 01:13 PM
poormom's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: cape cod/ Rotonda West FL
Posts: 636
Default
Jan
I'm sorry. I think I replied to a post about a lobtah roll and then never got back to you. Lisa would know the North End better than me.
There are simply soooo many choices. I can't think of any BAD restaurants in the North End.
I would definately go for the Italian here and save your lobster eating for Maine. The water up there is colder which makes for a harder shell and a meatier critter. try googling the phantom gourmet. He does a lot of ratings based on price, presentation, service etc.
And wave when you sail past Cape Cod
__________________
Marsha
~~~~><((((*>~~~~

~
~ ~
____/7__/7__/7__________
\ :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: /
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Antigua Travel Deals & Special Offers
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2010, 03:40 PM
janfred's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Posts: 990
Default
Poormom,
Thanks so much for your help. We stop in Newport, RI first and that is where we are on the hunt for LOBTAH !! My family is meeting us at the Pier, I am very excited, I haven't been home for years :0)
__________________
Cruise Countdown Tickers

Cruise Countdown Tickers
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2010, 03:46 AM
Svein's Avatar  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tonsberg, Norway
Posts: 548
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by LisaP:
Close, although not exactly the same. One of the buildings within the Quincy Market complex is called North Market, so I understand the confusion. The area you want is called the North End... it's a section of Boston with a lot of history (the Freedom Trail runs through it) and some wonderful Italian restaurants. We actually do some of our grocery shopping there.

It's not a very far walk from Quincy Market to the North End... just follow the red line on the sidewalk that marks the Freedom Trail. Just ask one of the Rangers to point you in the right direction, as the Freedom Trail is one large loop.
I spent a couple of days in Boston back in 2001, and had the pleasure to walk the Freedom trail. Highly recommended!

And Quincy Market is a "must to see". When off duty we often had breakfast there and enjoyed the sunday morning calmness in the square there. Wonderful memories
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2010, 10:08 AM
Jill SC's Avatar  
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 336
Default
We walked the freedom trail at our stop in Boston. Long walk but well worth it. Took the shuttle that dropped us off at the Quincy Market, walked over to the Boston Common and followed the trail from there. Most interesting was the tour of the USS Constitution at the end of the trail. Then we walked back to the Market, had a late lunch and caught the shuttle back to the ship.
__________________

Need some cruise help?
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2010, 10:22 AM
Svein's Avatar  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tonsberg, Norway
Posts: 548
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by Jill SC:
Most interesting was the tour of the USS Constitution at the end of the trail. Then we walked back to the Market, had a late lunch and caught the shuttle back to the ship.
Thank you for clearing my mind. I've been twisting my brain trying to remember the name of the navy ship
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 1,188
Default
Oh yes, the USS Constitution !! Banged my head a couple of times on board and I'm not very tall. Lots of small yankees back then I guess.
We always visit Hay Market if we are there on weekends as it is not only a hoot to see so many kinds of meats, fish, ect but to just people watch. I remember once watching a college initiation where they lined up the students and pitches lots of rotted fruit and veggies at them. Oh yes, then there is Donovan's for a pint or two and mingle with the locals as they watch a Boston team on the tube.

Peterl
Peterl
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2010, 01:10 PM
poormom's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: cape cod/ Rotonda West FL
Posts: 636
Default
We love the Landing in Newport. It's right on the water.
A few weeks back, we went to the Red Parrot. A fun old historic place that's very cozy.
If you go there, you have to try the Lobster Crab 'Martini' from the raw bar.
__________________
Marsha
~~~~><((((*>~~~~

~
~ ~
____/7__/7__/7__________
\ :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: /
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Antigua Travel Deals & Special Offers
 
Closed Thread

Tags
boston

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
harbour locations Ilona Caribbean Port Chat 1 12-22-2009 01:54 PM
Sydney Harbour Webcam frostw Ports of Call Chat 12 09-22-2007 03:13 PM
RCCL Harbour In Miami - Which Ship? JuniorCruiser General Cruise Chat 6 09-17-2006 07:06 AM
Manhattan to New Jersey Harbour? Chris111 Ports of Call Chat 2 10-09-2005 03:11 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:09 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2