March 11, 2011 | Barb Carr

8 More Ways to Enjoy Boston TapRooT® Course!

So you decided to take the TapRooT® 2-Day Course in Boston. (Maybe you didn’t, which you should remedy. Do that here.) You’ve booked your stay at the Courtyard, your flight itinerary is set, and you decided which pants you need dry-cleaned before you go. (What? You didn’t do that either? Get movin’!)

You’re excited to learn the basics of the TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis technique, network with other professionals, maybe even strike up a new friendship or two. But you’re realizing you overlooked what you’ll do after the TapRooT® day. You’ve got to eat dinner, and heck, you’d like to have a little fun while you’re at it!

Worry no more! We’ve done the research and we’re sharing the best ways to spend your extra time while you’re in Boston! (Hint: It’s not laughingly asking locals if you can “pahhk the cahh in Hahhvahd Yahhd.”)

Boston’s cultural climate is a quirky blend of sleek corporate offices, historical neighborhoods, waterfront breezes, and artisanal shops and restaurants. When the TapRooT® day is done, grab your colleagues and take the T (Boston’s public transit) to one of these 9 restaurants and attractions beloved by Bostonians and visitors alike.

1. Cheers – Admit it, you’ve always wanted to go “where everybody knows your name.” The original bar from the TV series boasts your favorite beers, familiar divey dishes, and smiling staff that makes you feel at home. Try to tackle the giant Norm Burger, and get your photo on the wall!

2. Chacarero – Bostonians loved these Chilean sandwiches so much, owner Juan Hertado couldn’t meet the demand with his pushcart. He now owns a casual, low-priced sandwich shop with outdoor tables to enjoy the view.

3. Barking Crab – You can’t visit Boston without paying tribute to the area’s best-loved cuisine: seafood. Located on the Harbor, this crab shack offers an unpretentious seafaring atmosphere, classic New England clams, and even All-American non-fishy options.

4. Newbury St. – Brimming with casual cafes, boutique-style shops, delectable dining, and even vintage stores, this neighborhood offers a refreshing way to treat yourself and appreciate the little things. Right: Bottega Fiorentina, an Italian café on Newbury.

5. Fenway Park – Whether you love the Sox, hate the Yankees, or simply enjoy a good ballgame, visit Fenway Park and explore the exciting world of Boston’s baseball history. Just remember to root, root, root for the Red Sox, or you’re out!

6. Top of the Hub – Climb to the top of the Prudential Center and gaze upon Boston at the Skywalk Observatory. Not afraid of heights? Climb a little higher and drink in the view (and a cocktail!) in the Top of the Hub Restaurant & Lounge.

7. Paul Revere House – You learned about the silversmith’s “Midnight Ride” in grade school; now you can visit his home where the nighttime adventure began. Learn fact & fiction about the event, and don’t forget to snag a silver souvenir in the gift shop!

8. Mary Baker Eddy Library – Amid a slew of learning activities offered by the library, perhaps the most fascinating is the Mapparium. Walk across the transparent bridge and feel like you’ve waltzed smack dab into the center of the earth!

So join us at the TapRooT® Course May 11-12 to learn the basics of Root Cause Analysis and explore the exciting athletics, nostalgic comfort food, and vintage charm of Boston!

Register Now!

Photo sources: Intelligent Travel Blog, Yahoo! TV, Newbury StreetMary Baker Eddy Library.

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