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The average service provider rating is 4.7 stars out of 5.0 after 99 customer reviews.

4 , Boston MA reviewing JL Movers 9/1/2013 They were courteous and very helpful. Though they were running a little behind in schedule the agent followed up with calls to let me know of their progress. I would use the service again.
5 , Boston MA reviewing Thunder Movers 2/20/2014 These guys were awesome. They were communicative, quick, super helpful, and very hard workers. They were on time, had all of the tools I had requested with them, and I would absolutely use them again. Can you guys from Thunder Movers come with us to CA to help us unload?!
5 , Boston MA reviewing I Just Want to Work 8/4/2011 Anthony and Darin were absolutely top notch. they arrived on time and they worked hard and steady carrying five rooms of furniture down three flights of stairs. Hiring the folks from I Just Want to Work was money extremely well spent. DMC/ Dorcherster
5 , Boston MA reviewing NES Movers 8/24/2013 They were amazing! Got to my apartment early, were done well before I thought and my furniture all made it back perfectly. Nothing broke and everything was put in the truck amazingly well. I would definitely use them again.
5 , Boston MA reviewing NES Movers 5/26/2012 communicated well and frequently before the actual move. easily reachable by phone for day of move confirmation. came on time, did the job quickly, handled everything with care, did everything we asked (including removing a window air conditioning unit) i would highly recommend this company. SN
5 , Boston MA reviewing NES Movers 9/23/2011 I can't say enough good things about our movers! They packed our truck efficiently and perfectly. We unloaded everything in Atlanta, GA, three days later, and everything was safe and sound exactly where they left it. I highly recommend them.
5 , Boston MA reviewing Halkus Inc. 2/28/2014 These guys were fantastic. Showed up on time, got right to work, and were extremely efficient. Would absolutely use them again and recommend them to others.
5 , Boston MA reviewing Helping Hands Moving & Labor Service 9/3/2008 "Helping Hands Labor" really helped me out with my move. They showed up on time, kept in contact with me beforehand, moved all of my furniture and boxes with ease (even up my narrow staircase), and did it all with a friendly, positive attitude. Norm and Darrell were great, and their price is great too. No complaints here, it read moreworked out well. I definitely recommend them! Show Response

If you're moving to Boston, Massachusetts, hiring help for your move is only the first challenge. You'll also need to get acquainted with the new city, find new activities, and most importantly, pick your new favorite food stops. We can help make the move easier and this Boston city guide can help make your new city feel like home.

One of the nation’s most culturally diverse destinations is found in Boston, Massachusetts. The city is filled with historic landmarks and an abundance of activities. Whether you are looking forward to regular shop hopping through downtown or eating a world famous Fenway Frank at Fenway Park, moving to Boston is an excellent choice. Here are the first few places to see or stop at once you’re all unpacked.

Boston Attractions and Activities

Fenway Park

A historic landmark and the nation’s most beloved ballpark. If you haven’t been here before put it at the top of your to-do list! If you’re not interested in seeing a game you can still take a tour of the ballpark when there is no game. Fenway Park has been around since 1912, making it the oldest ballpark currently in use. There were baseball stadiums build before then, but none that are still standing. This is truly the heart of Boston as it is the home of the Red Sox, which natives will remind you, is the greatest baseball team in history. Tickets for games can be quite pricey, but the stadium boasts a variety of seating areas and even has a standing room only section. If you are a baseball fan, make sure to check out a Red Sox game! You can feel the passion that the fans have for this team.

Freedom Trail

After you finish watching a game or touring the ballpark, take a walk down the Freedom Trail. This is a 2 mile trail leading you through the top historical landmarks of Boston. The start is in the Boston Common where you can pick up a map to follow to the end of the trail. On the trail you can see places such as Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere’s House, and the Bunker Hill Monument. There are many other historic things you will see on the way so leave at least a full day to come by. If you check out each stop on the trail it could take you days to tour the trail!

Charleston Navy Yard

While you are on the Freedom Trail be sure to head over to the Charlestown Navy Yard to see the USS Constitution. This ship was built in the late 1700’s and still stands today as a beacon of freedom in the US. The USS Constitution helped defend our country against the British Army in the War of 1812, and is the second oldest warship in the world. The Navy Yard is basically a museum with multiple ships on display. Check them all out if you can. The sailors working on the USS Constitution will be happy to answer questions about its history. You can’t actually enter the ship because it is being preserved as a historic landmark, but you can get a great look at the outside and ask any questions you may have.

New England Aquarium

rightAThe next "must-visit" Boston landmark is the New England Aquarium located on the Central Wharf. Among the wide variety of animals the greatest attractions are the penguin exhibit and otter exhibit. The aquarium was opened in 1969 and is still one of the greatest attractions in Boston. Plan on arriving early because there will most likely be a line outside to get in. They have some especially unique exhibits there including a poisonous fish tank and a giant ocean tank filled with a coral reef, sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and even moray eels. When you are finished you can enjoy a nice walk along the harbor, the view is beautiful and can create an extremely romantic experience.

Boston Museums

Among all the museums and fine art establishments, one of the most thrilling is the Museum of Science. If you are at all interested in how the world works or why, set aside a day to visit this museum. The museum is very kid-friendly with a full IMAX theater, a planetarium, and more than 400 interactive exhibits. They also host limited-time exhibits occasionally featuring specials such as Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. This is a must-see if you’re moving to Boston, as there is truly something exciting for every age group.

After getting your fill of science and education, take a relaxing tour of the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum recently added a huge 345 million dollar expansion to the already vast number of galleries open previously. This new addition is called the Art of the Americas wing and shows a number of artifacts and works that portray the evolution of American ingenuity.

Boston Eateries

On to the delectable part, the unique cuisine! In my opinion the top three restaurants that make the “required to-visit” list are the Mistral, L’Espalier, and Neptune Oyster. The first two are beautiful dining establishments that will have you in awe from the moment you walk in.

The Mistral has a seductive atmosphere with an incredible French feel that you will find hard to part with at the end of the night. For your entrée I recommend the grilled swordfish. Finish it off with the banana almond bread pudding and you will be extremely pleased with your meal.

L’espalier is similar to Mistral in that they serve French-American cuisine but they also focus on adding the New England ingredients to their already sophisticated dishes. On top of being delicious, the meal is so gorgeous that you will want to order more just for the view. The flavors are explosive and will make you feel as though you hadn’t lived until that first bite! Reservations are available online for Mistral and L’Espalier and I highly recommend you make one before going. If you are more interested in the traditional New England dishes like clam chowder or oysters, head over to Neptune Oyster. Mouth-watering sandwiches and salads as well as clam chowder and other sea foods will have you coming back the next day for more.

Moving to Boston is exciting enough for the rich history and famous fall colors. But follow this guide to find some lesser known treats and experiences. And if you’re still wondering how much movers cost in the Boston area, be sure to check our list of the best Boston movers in the area, complete with pricing and past customer reviews.

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