A close Chicago friend of mine is going to be in Cambridge this weekend producing an improv competition for college students. What should he do while he is there? I no longer know what the best things are to do in the Boston area.
Boston museum of science is great! they have a lot of cool stuff about electricity :)
Faneuil Hall for shopping and food, including Cheers; freedom trail for the history and a nice walk in the autumn foliage; aquarium/museum of science/museum of fine arts for the culture. Duck tours are a must! Eat at the Blue Room; worth the price.