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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.

  • 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.

  • Some of the major companies with 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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Fodor's Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2016-09-06
Paperback (368 pages)

Fodor s Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Updated for 2017. 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 New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2016-06-14
Paperback (784 pages)

Fodor s New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
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New England is a classic American destination: the rocky Maine coast, Vermont's Green Mountains, Connecticut's antiques, Rhode Island's mansions, vibrant Boston, 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.

Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-11-01
Paperback (128 pages)

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.

Boston Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions, Entertainment and Nightlife in Boston, Massachusetts (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Deborah B. Lyon

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (160 pages)

Boston Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions, Entertainment and Nightlife in Boston, Massachusetts (City Travel Guide 2018)
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The places listed in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places to visit organized in five groups and ranked by category. "TOP 500 SHOPS" (98 Store Categories), "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS & CAFES" (91 Cuisine Types), "TOP 100 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Parks, Churches, Botanic Gardens... "TOP 400 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTS" Tours, Cultural Centers, Festivals, Cinemas, Event Places, Performing Arts, Art Schools... "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE" Lounges, Bars, Pubs, Gay Bars, Sports Bars, Karaoke, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Jazz & Blues, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Lonely Planet Boston City Map (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Map (2 pages)

Lonely Planet Boston City Map (Travel Guide)
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From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher

Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Boston City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full color navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Boston, so begin your journey now!

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Easy-fold format and convenient size
  • Handy slipcase
  • Full color and easy-to-use
  • Extensive street and site index
  • Images and information about top city attractions
  • Handy transport maps
  • Practical travel tips and directory
  • Itinerary suggestions
  • Covers Charlestown, West End, North End, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Downtown, Waterfront, South End, Chinatown, Back Bay, Kenmore Square, Fenway, Seaport District, South Boston, Cambridge

Check out Lonely Planet Boston, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Boston, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Boston Marco Polo Spiral Guide (Marco Polo Spiral Guides)

By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Spiral-bound (216 pages)

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Marco Polo Spiral Guides are for travelers who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use. Top 10 sights: From the top down to make it easy to prioritise! Don't miss: Each chapter highlights the absolute must-sees for each area.

StreetSmart Boston Map by VanDam - City Street Map of Boston - Laminated folding pocket size city travel and subway map, 2016 Edition

By Stephan Van Dam & Editor

VanDam, Inc
Map (2 pages)

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VanDam's award-winning Boston StreetSmart maps all top attractions including museums, major architecture, hotels, historic sites, and more - all at an immensely legible super-scale (1:12,000 to 1:142,000) complete with 3-D building illustrations. Clear information design allows users to read the map from three feet away and has earned VanDam maps a place in the MoMA Collection.

Boston StreetSmart includes a stunning dimensional detail of the Freedom and Black Heritage Trails, Cambridge, Harvard Square, Back Bay, and Downtown, as well as the Boston Metro area. Edition also contains a MBTA Subway and Commuter Rail map.

Simplicity reigns supreme in information design to make complex cities clear and understandable. Our typography creates character and reveals the true bones of the historic city. VanDam uses a letter grid to identify locations on maps - no confusing and cluttering K-28 or V-34s - its just the city from A-Z. Our covers map the icons of each city and turn them into collectible graphic art. Each sleek and laminated city map package opens to 24" x 9" and then easily folds down to 4" x 9" to snuggly fit into a shirt pocket or purse. Gain instant Boston StreetSmarts and a sexy souvenir to boot!

BOSTON Massachusetts 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Boston 2017: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Boston

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Released: 2016-03-02
Kindle Edition (25 pages)

BOSTON Massachusetts 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide  For Your Trip to Boston 2017: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Boston
 
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25 Secrets you’d never find out about BOSTON!



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♥25 Unique activities to do when you are in town
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Kid's Guide to Boston (Kid's Guides Series)

By Eileen Ogintz

Globe Pequot Press
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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!

Rand McNally Greater Boston Eastern Massachusetts Regional Map

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Rand McNally
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Rand McNally's folded map for Greater Boston Eastern Massachusetts is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around the Greater Boston Eastern Massachusetts area, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

Folded map features:
Regularly updated
Full-color maps
Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, downtown & vicinity maps
Easy-to-use legend
Convenient folded size
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Additional Features:
Major Street Index
Points of Interest
Enlargements of Boston downtown, Cambridge, Hyannis, Newport, RI, Plymouth, Providence, RI, Salem, Logan International Airport and T.F. Green Airport

Communities Included: Barnstable, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Gloucester, Lowell, Nashua, NH, Newport, RI, Providence, RI, Worcester


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