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Boston


Boston is the capital and most populous city of Massachusetts. As of 2005, the city of Boston's population was 596,638. Additionally, Boston lies within a large metropolitan area, the 11th largest in the United States, known as "Greater Boston", which is home to approximately 4.4 million people. Boston is not only the largest city in Massachusetts, but also in the whole of New England, and hence is often considered the unofficial cultural and business capital of the region.

Boston, Massachusetts Attractions in Boston include:

Boston Facts


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  • Boston is sometimes known as the "Athens of America" because of the many teaching, educational and research institutions located in the area - including over 100 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston Area, and more than 250,000 students in Boston and Cambridge. Important education institutions in Boston include Boston University, Harvard University's business and medical schools, Northeastern University and Suffolk University. Boston University is a private research university and 4th largest employer in the city. Northeastern University is a private national research university known for its links with business and industry. Suffolk University is a small private university, particularly known for its law school.

  • Professional sports teams in Boston include the Major League Baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, the NBA basketball team, the Boston Celtics, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Boston Bruins.

  • Some of the leading companies that have based their headquarters in Boston include Bain & Company, Bain Capital, Gilette (now a subsiduary of Proctor & Gamble), Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, New Balance and The Boston Consulting Group.

  • The main airport for Boston is Logan International.

  • Boston's nicknames include "Athens of America", "B-town", "Bean Town", "BeanCity", "Beantown", "City of Notions", "Puritan City", "The Bean", "The Cradle of Liberty", "The Hub", and "The Hub of the Universe".

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston

By DK Travel

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Released: 2017-07-18
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Your in-depth guide to the very best of Boston. Make the most of your trip to this beautiful destination with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Boston's stunning architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city has to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Boston.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights from the guide, a selected sight and street index, public transit information, practical information on getting around, and a chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston truly shows you these places as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Boston, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

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Fodor's Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
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Fodor s Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor’s Boston is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Boston travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease.

There's history and culture around every bend in Boston―skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. The city that blends yesterday and today has much to offer, and with this updated Fodor's Gold Guide first-time visitors, as well as returning visitors, will discover all of Beantown's old and new charms.

Fodor’s Boston includes:

    •UPDATED COVERAGE: Fodor's writers have scoured the city to find the best new hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, and sights.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A visually stunning color photo guide covers the essential sights and unmissable attractions throughout Boston.
    •FREE PULLOUT MAP AND DETAILED MAPS: A handy PULLOUT map will help you navigate on the go. Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Gorgeous full-color features on Boston's Freedom Trail and New England's whales and whaling history. Illustrated cultural spotlights on Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts bring these wonderful institutions to life.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Top Attractions, Great Itineraries, and Family Favorites features make it easy to plan a vacation. Lists of Freedom Trail sights in each neighborhood; easy-to-read color regional maps; and tips for traveling with kids and frugal fun provide useful at-a-glance travel resources.
    •COVERS: Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park, Isabella Stewart Museum, Sam Adams Brewery, the Freedom Trail, the Back Bay, Boston Public Library, and much more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting other destinations on the East Coast? Check out Fodor’s Washington, D.C. and Fodor’s New York City.

Frommer's Boston day by day

By Leslie Brokaw

FrommerMedia
Released: 2018-10-02
Paperback (184 pages)

Frommer s Boston day by day
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Boston Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers who want to know the best places to visit and the best way to see the city. This attractively priced, four-color guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of Boston in a short time--with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Boston Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you'll find:



• Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps



• Sample one- to three-day itineraries that include Boston with Kids, The Freedom Trail, Hidden Cambridge, and more



• Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants and attractions clue readers in on great finds and values



• Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet



*Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, costs, telephone numbers, and more



About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommers.

Fodor's Boston 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-11-13
Paperback (128 pages)

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Compact and affordable, Fodor's 25 Best Boston is a great travel guide for those who want an easy-to-pack guidebook and map to one of the most historic cities in the United States.

Fodor's 25 Best Guides offer highlights of major city destinations in a compact package that includes a sturdy, detailed street map you can bring along with you to help you navigate when cell service is not available. By focusing only on top sights―all divided by neighborhood―we make planning your days easy.

Save time and space by having Boston's top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook:

    •FULLY UPDATED: Fully updated coverage on the information you need to know.
    •DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Best bets from local writers for sightseeing, eating, drinking, sleeping, and shopping, for every budget.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MAPS: Full-color photos and full-size street maps cover the best Boston has to offer, all in one easy-to-use package. A handy, weather-resistant pullout city map will help you quickly orient yourself and plan your day.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The “City Tours” section shows off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas. Plan excursions outside the city with the “More to See” section.
    •PRACTICAL TIPS: Travel like a local with our “Need to Know” section, filled with useful travel tips and essential information such as how best to get around.
    •COVERS: Beacon Hill, Louisburg Square, Harrison Gray Otis House, Museum of Science, Paul Revere House, USS Constitution, Boston Tea Party Ships, New England Aquarium, Newbury Street, Trinity Church, Copley Square, Harvard Square, JFK Museum, best local shopping, markets, restaurants and much more!

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's guidebooks have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Planning to visit other destinations in the area? Check out Fodor’s 25 Best New York City and Fodor's New England.

Moon New England Road Trip: Boston, Acadia National Park, White Mountains, Berkshires, Newport, and Cape Cod (Travel Guide)

By Jen Rose Smith

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Moon New England Road Trip: Boston, Acadia National Park, White Mountains, Berkshires, Newport, and Cape Cod (Travel Guide)
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Discover an America brimming with culture and history, both old and new! Moon New England Road Trip can do everything but change the radio station. Inside you'll find:


  • Maps and Driving Tools: 70 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route
  • Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Sample farm-fresh cuisine in the Berkshires, or hit up the famous Tanglewood music festival in the summer. Dive into Boston's revolutionary history, or cruise down bucolic lanes of Woodstock. Take to the sea off the coast of Maine to spot humpback whales and puffin colonies, or lounge on the beach and snag a buttery lobster roll
  • Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "A Tour of the Fall Foliage," as well as suggestions for spending time in Boston, New York City, Coastal Maine, The Berkshires, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire's White Mountains, Newport, Cape Cod, and Acadia National Park
  • Local Expert: Local New Englander and road warrior Jen Rose Smith shares the highway secrets of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island
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Streetwise Boston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

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Streetwise Boston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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Streetwise Boston Map is a laminated city center map of Boston, Massachusetts. The accordion-fold pocket size travel map has integrated trolley lines & MBTA subway map.

Coverage includes:
Main Boston Map 1:23,000
Downtown Boston Map 1:17,000
Boston Regional Map 1:507,000
Boston Rapid Transit Map (MBTA Subway & Trolley Stations).

Dimensions: 4" x 8.5" folded, 8.5" x 27" unfolded

Navigate your way to the highlights of this historic yet lively city. Take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, retrace the past on the Freedom Trail, visit an art museum, or enjoy dinner at one of North End's traditional Italian restaurants.

The STREETWISE® Boston city map is the ultimate aid for getting around New England s largest city, featuring a manageable yet intricately detailed layout of the entire city from the North End to Fenway, Brookline and Allston, across the river to Cambridge, and back through East Boston. The STREETWISE® Boston map also provides a complete map of the city of Boston's public transportation options. The MBTA subway and trolley MINI METRO map covers all stops on the Green, Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver T lines.

Our pocket size map of Boston is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. Explore more of Boston by checking out the Michelin Green Guide to New England. For driving or planning your trip to and from Boston, use the Michelin New England/Hudson Valley Map No. 581.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New England

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New England will lead you straight to the best attractions this breathtaking region has to offer. Packed with stunning photography, illustrations, and detailed maps, this fully updated guide will help you discover the Northeast state by state, from rocky coast of Maine to the river landscapes of Connecticut to the world class culture of revolutionary Boston.

Explore the culture, history, wildlife, and architecture of New England with walks and hikes through dramatic landscapes, scenic routes, and guidance on the region's fresh coastal cuisine. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New England provides all the insider tips you need, whether you are sailing in infamous Newport, exploring museums of the American Revolution, or hiking across the spectacular Appalachian Mountains. The guide includes 3-D cutaway illustrations and floor plans of all the must-see sights, street-by-street maps of major cities and towns, and reliable information about getting around this incredible region.

With hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and maps, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New England shows you what others only tell you.

Fodor's New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
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Fodor s New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor’s New England is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this New England travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting regions in the United States.

New England is a classic American destination: the rocky Maine coast, Vermont's Green Mountains, Connecticut's antiques, Rhode Island's mansions, Boston's vibrant history, and New Hampshire's Lake District are all made for exploring. This full-color guide will help travelers plan the perfect trip, from leaf peeping and skiing to antiquing and fine dining.

Fodor’s New England includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Full updated, including fresh reviews on restaurants and hotels in New England’s top cities―Boston, New Haven, Providence, Burlington, and Portland.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout New England to inspire you.
    •DETAILED MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Includes gorgeous full-color features on skiing, Boston's Freedom Trail, Newport's grand mansions, Maine's impressive lighthouses, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and where to find the best crafts and antiques.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Convenient overviews show each state and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the region by car, bus, and train. This edition also features more information on how to enjoy New England with kids and round-ups of the most picturesque towns, best architectural sights, museums, and shopping.
    •COVERS: Massachusetts, Boston, Cape Cod, Provincetown, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, the Berkshires, Connecticut, New Haven, Mystic, Rhode Island, Providence, Newport, Vermont, Burlington, New Hampshire, Portsmouth, White Mountains, Maine, Acadia National Park, Portland, and more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting more of the East Coast? Check out Fodor’s Boston, Fodor’s Washington D.C., and Fodor’s New York City.

BOSTON Massachusetts 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide to Boston 2019

By 55 Secrets

Released: 2018-12-18
Kindle Edition

BOSTON Massachusetts 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide to Boston 2019
 
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25 Secrets you’d never find out about BOSTON!



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Lonely Planet Pocket Boston (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet Pocket Boston is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire the elaborate Trinity Church, see the Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park, take a picnic and people watch in Boston Common; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Boston and begin your journey now!

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  • Full-color maps and images throughout
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  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Boston map (included in print version), plus over 13 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Charlestown, West End, North End, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Downtown, the Waterfront, South End, Chinatown, Back Bay, Kenmore Square, Fenway, Cambridge and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Boston, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

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