For close to the same amount of money as a real movie, you can enjoy an IMAX movie at the Boston Aquarium. The movies are all a lot of fun, even if the topic doesnt always seem the most interesting. (The 3D shows are great!). The location is a little far from people in the West side of boston, and the prices could be a little cheaper, but it's still a fun thing for a college student to treat themselves to every once in awhile.
This is a great place to go on a Friday night with your friends, but if you're like most people in the city, (or if you are a college student from out of state), transportation can be a big problem. Though they have tried to make it easier by offering a shuttle bus at the T stop, the whole process takes a little too long for the amount of time you spend actually playing. They offer a really fun time for everyone, but Jillian's might be better suited for convenience.
Anyone who has ever been to Boston has probably seen the GreenMonster towering over the MassPike, and realizes what makes Fenway so special. Whether you are a fan or not, it's worth a trip and the money for a guided tour. So much history, coupled with delicious Fenway Franks. It doesnt get any better than this!
Normally I wouldnt rate a Blockbuster a 2, but this location needs a lot of help to meet national Blockbuster standards. Their video cassette selection is bigger than their DVD selection, and the store is so small in general that they have no room to stock multiple copies of movies. I have never walked out of their with the movie I intended to watch! As a result, their foreign section is about a fourth of the size of a normal blockbuster.
This museum is WONDERFUL, as it is across the river in cambridge, never has too many people attending, but has a wealth of information that only Harvard could offer. On Sundays in the morning it's absolutely free (perhaps just for students), and the rest of the day on Sunday it's only a few dollars. The insects and stuffed mammals are well worth the trip across the river!
This location is not much different from the one in Boston, though the crowd will be littered more with 20-somethings and their visitng parents. This is a restaurant that serves only desserts and coffees, and costs about the price of a full meal. However, it is WELL worth the price. Each item is carefully prepared by a dessert chef at their bar that has a mirror hanging over, so you can see how they prepare everything. Their desserts have won numerous awards, and it is very evident why....chocolate, vanilla, cream.....no matter what it's made of, everything melts slowly on your tongue.
I have been to this chain restaurant in other cities, but my experience in Boston takes the cake. I love their food, although the portions are starting to get smaller. However, the last time I was here, I met the New York Yankees! I am a diehard Boston fan, but it was a fun experience nonetheless. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great, but I must give it a 4 star rating because of the very lengthy wait time.
When I became EXTREMELY ill this past semester, my university sent me to St. Elizabeth's. Being 2.5 miles down Comm. Ave, it was considerably further than Beth Israel. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how few people were in the waiting room of the Emergency Room. Although it took a good amount of time for them to see me, once they did they were extremely attentive and supportive. Great hospital!
Though their functions are beautiful, after working at Catering On the Charles I would never recommend them to anyone. All the event coordinators that work in their office treat the waitstaff like machines with arms, and are completely unsympathetic to how much work you have to do sometimes. As I said before...beautiful functions, horrible managers.
I work in a law firm that highers two Ikon workers to do all our copy jobs. They do a wonderful job, and rarely get behind even when given the toughest and lengthiest requests. The managers pay attention to the customers needs, and know that the success of their business is determined by how happy the customer is with their individual workers.