A food tour is a great way to learn about any city, but in Boston, where there's an abundant, diverse dining scene, it's an especially good idea. Off the Eaten Path combines the North End of the Freedom Trail with local purveyors, food artisans, and small business owners. Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours takes you through Little Italy or Chinatown to learn about each area's culinary and cultural traditions. Formaggio Kitchen, a foodie paradise in Cambridge, offers frequent tasting events. If you’re lucky enough to be in town for its Brave the Caves class, you can visit the only cheese cave in Boston and learn about how cheeses are aged and stored in this cool underground space.