Synopses & Reviews
Cradle of democracy, Boston continues to drive progressive American culture, with a thriving arts scene and some of the country's top universities. Stroll through history in this eminently walkable city, enjoying lively neighborhoods, emerald parks and waterfront views. Our local authors reveal the best of Boston, from precolonial artifacts to 21st-century wonders.
Find Freedom - relive the revolution in full color with our special Freedom Trail section.
No Need To Study - explore college hot spots around Harvard, Boston College and MIT and in Cambridge, Fenway and Kenmore Square.
Stir The Melting Pot - experience American landmarks like Boston Common alongside ethnic neighborhoods like the Italian North End with our walking tours.
Beyong The Bean - learn the secret to 'killah chowdah,' where to find the best late-night grub, and why many world-class chefs call Boston home.
Explore More - hike, bike and canoe your way through Cape Cod, Concord and Salem with our informed Excursions chapter.
...for the adventurous traveler who wants to live like a native.' --Real Simple Magazine, June 2005
Find the uncommon in Boston Common: sack races for kids of all ages, midnight tennis matches and hawk spotting
Discover the next John Singer Sargent at an open studio event in Jamaica Plain or SoWa
Order a cup o' joe like a local (regular, black, sweet or light), and don't forget the donuts
Forage for fruit on a 'wild edibles' tour of Grape Island
In This Guide:
One resident author, 50 days of on-the-ground research, 8 lobster rolls eaten and 27 lagers imbibed
Special Day Trips chapter with excursions to Lexington, Salem and Concord
Bostonian experts give tips on where to go to eat, drink and play like a local
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