Things To Do In Foxborough Besides Watch The Patriots

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — As the next stop along his tour of the Commonwealth, WBZ's Matt Shearer sauntered over to Foxborough to check out what the town has to offer.

Passing through town, Matt found plenty to do despite the Patriots having played their last home game of the season at Gillette Stadium. Though when it came time to find people to join in on the Foxborough fun, Matt hit a wall.

After repeated efforts to tag-a-along with a Foxborough resident, Matt finally met Annemarie, who was parked on the curb outside a liquor store. She made a welcoming offer to Matt, handing over a beloved black cherry flavored White Claw hard seltzer.

"I also have Svedka for my 85-year-old mother— that's why I'm at the liquor store," Annemarie said.

Later on, Matt ran into a friendly pair of residents named Riley and Mariah, who recommended he get his nails done in a nearby salon. Of course, Matt obliged, meeting them halfway by getting one of his fingernails done.

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Many residents were quick to recommend Patriot Place as the destination to visit in town, but there are plenty of other cool things about Foxborough to consider. For example, the town was once named the straw hat-making capitol of the world, West Foxborough was previously known as "Donkeyville," and a school that's apparently underwater (according to Google).

Towards the end of his trip, Matt ran into Karate Sensei Chris Rappold, the founder of Personal Best Karate. The proclaimed five-time karate world champion taught Matt a few moves, but since Foxborough was such a friendly town, he didn't need much self-defense.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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