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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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  • The principal airport serving Boston is Logan International.

  • Professional sports teams 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 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. Leading 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 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.

  • 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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Boston (National Geographic Destination City Map)

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• 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"

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts

By John S. Burk & Michael Tougias

AMC
Paperback (304 pages)

AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts
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Available for the first time in vibrant full-color, this indispensable guide has been fully revised and updated to bring you 60 of the best day hikes in the Boston area. Whether you are an avid hiker or are looking for walks near the city, this book is a must-have resource for both day-long adventures and shorter outings. From the famed beaches of Cape Cod to the contemplative stillness of Walden Pond, to new hikes in Bradley Palmer State Park and Massasoit State Park, this new edition adds five brand new hikes to explore the eastern portion of Massachusetts in greater depth.

Best Day Hikes near Boston, 3rd Edition, takes you on hikes in the Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills, the sands of Crane Beach, and the secluded forests of eastern Massachusetts. Both visitors and locals alike will find something to enjoy in this volume offering a variety of trails for all experience levels and interests. An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. With GPS coordinates for all trailheads, information on time, distance, and difficulty, as well as enriching essays about the area's natural and social history, this is the one-stop guide to the 60 best day hikes near Boston.

Inside You'll Find:
  • 60 hikes ideal for hikers of all ability levels

  • GPS coordinates to all trailheads

  • Locator map and at-a-glance trip planner for easy planning

  • Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights

  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail

  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack

  • Essays on the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the region

ALSO AVAILABLE
Bay Circuit Trail Map and Guide by Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN-13: 978-1-6284-2-024-1
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Western Massachusetts, by René Laubach
ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-012-8
Massachusetts Trail Guide, 10th Edition, edited by John S. Burk
ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-020-3

Freedom Trail Boston - Ultimate Tour & History Guide - Tips, Secrets, & Tricks

By Steve Gladstone

Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (134 pages)

Freedom Trail Boston - Ultimate Tour & History Guide - Tips, Secrets, & Tricks
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FREE KINDLE VERSION - FREE COMPANION APP - FREE STREAMING NARRATION!
  • Now includes Boston Harbor Islands - great day trip for all ages!
  • KINDLE Version FREE w/print purchase through Amazon MatchBook!
  • FREE COMPANION APP for iPhone and Android w/MULTILINGUAL Option - Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, & Japanese!
  • FREE STREAMING NARRATION w/web access - a tour guide in your pocket!
    (Accessed via QR Codes)
  • Now with information on Harvard Sq., Lexington-Concord, & Adams NHP
  • Updated history sections with Native Americans & early explorers
  • Includes free Web-Updates with happenings, budget tips, maps & more
  • Google Auto-Translate to Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Others with embedded QR-Codes!
Whether you are a first time visitor or you've lived in Boston for years, the Freedom Trail Boston Ultimate Tour & History Guide provides everything to make your visit to The Freedom Trail and Historic Boston a smashing success.

Read all important chapters in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and other languages via exclusive links to web-based auto-translation features.

Use it to plan, brush up on background information, or as a personal, interactive, multi-lingual tour guide when walking The Freedom Trail.

It covers all 16 "official" Freedom Trail Stops as well as over 50 other "unofficial" landmarks. Also includes custom side-trips to Harvard Sq., Lexington, Concord & Adams National Historical Park.

The Guide features over 100 photos and illustrations, as well as access to interactive maps, free smartphone apps, video, and other information. There are detailed descriptions of the important related events including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's Ride, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and the Battle of Bunker Hill.

There are tips for the best free tours, discounted admissions, where to eat, transportation and parking advice, and even where to find the best lobster specials. The Freedom Trail can be a great bargain, the Guide shows you how.

Whether traveling alone or with small children, learn how to make the most of your visit. Find out what to see if you only have an hour. Or, plan the best 1/2, full or even two day visit. Don't miss out on what would be most interesting for you.

The impact Boston had on the events and thinking that led to the American Revolution was extraordinary. The Guide gives you everything you need to bring The Freedom Trail to life.

Boston (America the Beautiful)

By Jordan Worek

Firefly Books
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Boston (America the Beautiful)
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Boston is filled with exciting and memorable places. Founded in 1630, the city boasts historic sites, vibrant neighborhoods and picturesque settings. Rich in photographs that capture the character of the city, this book provides a splendid sampling of all that Boston offers, including:

  • Beacon Hill
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Harvard University
  • Fenway Park
  • Boston Common
  • The USS Constitution
  • Boston National Historic Park

    The streets of Boston are alive with its history and its people. This photo-packed book captures the best that the city offers -- from its earliest days to the present.

    The America the Beautiful series takes readers on a photographic tour of the country's most beautiful states and most vibrant cities. Top photographers contribute their best images of both well-known destinations and hidden gems. Clear and informative captions bring each scene to life. These handsomely designed books show the beauty of each destination and will be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Boston 2017

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    Not For Tourists Guide to Boston 2017
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    The Not For Tourists Guide to Boston is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guidebook for already street-savvy Bostonians, business travelers, and tourists alike. It divides the city into 28 neighborhoods, mapped out and marked with user-friendly icons identifying services and entertainment venues. Restaurants, banks, community gardens, hiking, public transportation, and landmarks—NFT packs it all into one convenient pocket-sized guide.

    Want to catch a game of one of our world champion teams? NFT has you covered. How about eating the best pizza of the entire East Coast? We’ve got that, too. The nearest ritzy restaurant, historic trail, jazz lounge, or bookstore—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. This light and portable guide also features:

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    • Sections on all of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville
    • More than 110 neighborhood and city maps
    • Listings for theaters, museums, entertainment hotspots, and nightlife

    Buy it for your cah or your pawket; the NFT guide to Beantown will help you make the most of your time in the city.

    Good Night Massachusetts (Good Night Our World)

    By Adam Gamble

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    Released: 2013-06-30
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    Good Night Massachusetts (Good Night Our World)
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    Good Night Massachusetts highlights the Gloucester fishing port, historic Salem, Boston Harbor, Old Sturbridge Village, the Boston Light, Boston Common, Fenway Park, Harvard University, Haymarket Square, the Mayflower II tall ship, and Plymouth Plantation. Come join the fun and discover all the historic beauty this diverse state has to offer. This board book is designed to tour children across the Bay State visiting famous sights, attractions, and landmarks.

    This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

    Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

    Fodor's Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)

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    Released: 2016-09-06
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    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 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.

    This travel guide includes:
    · Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
    · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
    · In-depth breakout features on Boston's Freedom Trail and whale watching
    · Major sights such as USS Constitution, Boston Public Garden, The Museum of Fine Arts, The New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Harbor Islands, Harvard University, and Mount Auburn Cemetary
    · Side Trips from Boston including Northwest of Boston, The North Shore, and South of Boston
    · Coverage of Beacon Hill; Boston Common and the Old West End; Government Center and the North End; Charlestown; Downtown Boston; Back Bay and the South End; The Fenway; Boston Outskirts; Cambridge

    Planning to visit more of New England? Check out Fodor's travel guide to New England.

    100 Things to Do in Boston Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

    By Leigh Harrington

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    100 Things to Do in Boston Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
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    100 Things to Do in Boston Before You Die serves up this author's subjective list of the best things to do in this town. Glide serenely on the Swan Boats. Cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Take an off-the-radar trek through Chinatown and sample fantastically authentic Chinese food. Paint with seals at New England Aquarium or draw in the galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts. These 100 awesome ideas immerse you in Boston culture and history, while giving you helpful tips and themed itineraries. What are you waiting for? Go explore, eat and otherwise have fun!

    Frommer's EasyGuide to Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands (Easy Guides)

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    Frommer s EasyGuide to Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands (Easy Guides)
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    Large numbers of Americans supplement their visits to Boston with easily-accomplished excursions to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Or else they plan vacations to these awesomely-popular islands whose gateway is Boston. We're proud to group all four destinations into one easily-read, light-to-carry guidebook.

    Not For Tourists Guide to Boston 2018

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    The Not For Tourists Guide to Boston is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guidebook for already street-savvy Bostonians, business travelers, and tourists alike. It divides the city into twenty-eight neighborhoods, mapped out and marked with user-friendly icons identifying services and entertainment venues. Restaurants, banks, community gardens, hiking, public transportation, and landmarks―NFT packs it all into one convenient pocket-sized guide.

    Want to catch a game of one of our world champion teams? NFT has you covered. How about eating the best pizza of the entire East Coast? We’ve got that, too. The nearest ritzy restaurant, historic trail, jazz lounge, or bookstore―whatever you need―NFT puts it at your fingertips. This light and portable guide also features:

    • A foldout highway map
    • Sections on all of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville
    • More than 110 neighborhood and city maps
    • Listings for theaters, museums, entertainment hot spots, and nightlife

    Buy it for your cah or your pawket; the NFT guide to Beantown will help you make the most of your time in the city.


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