Good evening fellow GTers, The Scenario: My wife and I have decided to take a short trip out to the Boston area during the first week of July. We will be there for 4 nights/5 days and will be there during the 4th. Our hotel is in Cambridge. We are a young couple, no kids traveling with us. We will be relying solely on public transportation and our feet. We have already determined that we will be exploring the Freedom Trail. Other than that, we are open to suggestions. The Questions: Given our limitations with public transportation, what are the "must see and do" activities that we should look into during our stay? We want to check out a lot of historical stuff, but are not really interested in guided tours. What museums (art, history, miscellaneous) should we visit? Zoos? Theaters? Aquariums? What are the off the beaten path/hidden gems that we should check out? Best place to view fireworks? 4th of July celebrations/parades? How about good local restaurants, preferably in the Cambridge area? I want to try some fresh lobster, but I am not really interested in the tourist trap restaurants. What are the best live music/night life venues in the Cambridge area? Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions!