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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.

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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.

  • Some of the leading companies headquartered 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 serving Boston is Logan International.

  • Professional sports franchises in Boston include the baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, the basketball team, the Boston Celtics, and the ice hockey team, the Boston Bruins.

  • 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
Paperback (208 pages)

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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.

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   • 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)

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Fodor's Travel
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. 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.

Streetwise Boston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

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Streetwise Boston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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REVISED NOV 2017

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.

Boston (National Geographic Destination City Map)

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National Geographic
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  • Destination Maps combine finely detailed maps with fascinating and practical travel information. Maps feature a large-scale city map, richly layered with tourist and business travel locations and information. 3-D styled drawings provide you with instant identification of famous buildings and landmarks, making orientation easy and creating a unique keepsake of the visit.
Product Description:
• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

One of the oldest cities in the United States and home to some of the most renowned universities in the world, Boston will captivate visitors with its mix of historical sites from colonial days and modern high-rises. National Geographic's City Destination map of Boston is the perfect travel companion for business and leisure travelers alike, combining a unique and easy-to-read road map with an essential travel guide. Pinpointed on the map are hundreds of popular and lesser know points of interest, including monuments, notable buildings, churches, hotels, theaters, subway (The "T") and railway stations, parks, police stations and hospitals, including 3D depictions of many popular sites, like the Museum of Fine Arts, Faneuil Hall and Fenway Park. For visitors interested in walking tours, the historic Freedom, Black Heritage and Maritime trails are mapped.

Finding your destination will be simplified by the map's user friendly index of streets, notable buildings, theaters, hotels, parks, subway stations, ferry stops and other points of interest. A regional map, a comprehensive subway (The "T") map, a diagram of Logan Airport and transit information will aid in your acclimation. Background information about the city and its most popular sites is also provided.

Every Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:11,250
  • Sheet Size = 24.75" x 17.75"
  • Folded Size = 4" x 8.75"

Lonely Planet Boston (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Boston is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trace American history along the Freedom Trail, feel the intensity of Red Sox Nation at Fenway Park, or take an enchanting lantern-lit stroll through Beacon Hill; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Boston and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Boston Travel Guide:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • 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
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, architecture, colleges and universities, sports, eating, drinking, nightlife, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Boston map (included in print version), plus over 35 color local maps
  • Covers Charlestown, West End, North End, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Downtown, the Waterfront, South End, Chinatown, Back Bay, Kenmore Square, Fenway, Seaport District, Cambridge, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Boston, our most comprehensive guide to Boston, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's New England guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Boston PopOut Map (PopOut Maps)

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Handy, pocket-size, pop-up map of Boston. Ideal to pop in a pocket or bag for easy reference while exploring the city.

Explore the historic city of Boston, birthplace of the American Revolution, with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size, yet big on detail, this compact, dependable Boston city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.

* Includes two pop-up maps covering greater & downtown Boston
* Additional maps covering Beacon Hill, Harvard Square and the subway are also included. Subway map has been fully revised and updated to include the Silver Line and new stations
* Handy, self-folding tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format
* Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
* Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included

* 3 walking tours also included - The Heritage Trail, Black Freedom Trail and tour of Harvard are all marked on the maps taking you past many significant historical locations

Contents include maps of:

Greater Boston
Downtown Boston
Beacon Hill
Harvard Square
Subway

Fold size: 95mm x 130mm

Sheet size: 215mm x 225mm (per sheet; 2 sheets)

Approx scale: 1:170,000 (Greater map); 1:20,000 (Central map) - the scales are approximate and should only be used as a guideline.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New England

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New England will lead you straight to the best attractions this breathtaking region has to offer.

Tour the Northeast state by state, from the rocky coast of Maine to the river landscapes of Connecticut to the world-class culture of revolutionary Boston. Explore the history, wildlife, and architecture of the region with walks and hikes through dramatic landscapes, scenic routes, and guidance on the region's fresh coastal cuisine. This in-depth guidebook to New England provides all the insider tips you need, whether you are sailing in famous Newport, exploring museums of the American Revolution, or hiking across the spectacular Appalachian Mountains.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New England.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
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   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • 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 and restaurants.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the cities and town.
   • 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: New England truly shows you this region as no one else can.

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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Kid's Guide to Boston (Kid's Guides Series)

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Before you plan your family’s next excursion, get some help from a travel professional…and your kids! The Kid’s Guide series lets the kids help plan your trip and guides you as you explore your destination. Inside you’ll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best souvenirs. Along the way, your kids will be engaged by reading and sharing fun acts and cool travel tips. Awesome games and quizzes keep the family entertained! Fun for both visiting and local kids!

Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Boston will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from Boston Common to Fenway Park to the historic Harvard University.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Boston.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the city's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston.

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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

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

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