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560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Located in a wonderful old warehouse building in South End, this French brasserie has tiled walls, globe lamps, and streetlights, as well as a great vibe. Check it out for brunch, as I did! Our wonderful server insisted we try the deep-fried,...
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1 Faneuil Hall, S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
One of my all-time favorite crabs, and I'm obliged to them for their contribution—the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy their deliciousness. Only available in appropriate season, and with only lemon, clarified butter and a little loving work...
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1166 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
I love walking into a restaurant and being able to feel its vibe from the moment you enter. Puritan is sparkling, open and crisp. The menu reflects that spirit with traditional New England fare, prepared in a contemporary way. No gimmicks, just...
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1175A Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02116, USA
As the sun sets, it's a special moment to find yourself walking along Memorial Drive on the Charles River bike path. Running next to the banks of the Charles River, this pathway winds along the north edge of the city proper. There are great views...
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Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA, USA
When people bring out their folding adirondack chairs and fishing rods to the Charles River Esplanade, you know it’s spring, finally. And then you see rows and rows of cherry blossom trees that line up the river, and wish it was always springtime...
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645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
We've all heard of the Old North Church, made famous by Paul Revere, but one of my favorite buildings in Boston is the Old South Church. The copper-clad cupola was inspired by the cupola atop the Basilica of St. Mark, in Venice. The mix of ornate...
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
While I think you'll find the best New England clam chowdah right here in Boston, everyone has their favorite location to slurp it. Do you like it thick enough to hold a spoon upright or thinner with more broth, served in a bread bowl and loaded...
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24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
Love history? Then don't miss at least part of The Freedom Trail. Two and a half miles of 16 sites steeped in history make up Boston's version of the 'Yellow Brick Road.' This time, the brown bricks start at the Boston Common, and lead you on a...
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343 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Boston has one of the most successful bike sharing programs in the country. With over 100 solar powered stations and 1000 bikes available, the Hubway system makes it easy to ride around the city. 24hr and 3 day passes are available for only $5 and...
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510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boston is a great walking city, and there's no better way to get behind the scenes then with guides who love Boston. Committed, trained volunteers run the guided walking tours that cover everything from architecture, going green and neighborhoods...
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20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
Donut lovers from all over the city have embraced this new addition to the breakfast scene. We Bostonians do love our baked goods! Handcrafted in Somerville, the shop is open Thursday thru Sunday from 9 am to sell out. Some days that happens...
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Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
A trip to Boston, especially the first time, would be incomplete without a short walk across the Charlestown Bridge to the Navy Yard. Not only is the surrounding neighborhood filled with lovely colonial houses encircling the magnificent Bunker...
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700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
I fell in love with the Boston's Central Library on my first visit, and have returned to its gorgeous stairs, painted walls, changing art shows, and literature finds at least once on every trip here. I could happily spend a few hours here,...
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206 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
The Trinity Church in Boston located in the back bay area. This is a historical landmark of America, worth a visit if you are into architecture. Check out the court yard at the back as well. ***Update*** Another reason for you to check out the...
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4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Sure, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market make up the most touristy part of Boston, complete with street performers, a light show, and the obligatory Yankee Candle store and Cheers restaurant; we nonetheless defy you to stay away. This part of the ...
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370 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Walking through the narrow streets of Boston's North End might have you thinking about a delicious Italian meal. Take the time, however to explore the area on Hanover Street where the surrounding brick buildings suddenly give way to a park where...
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Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Passing through the Egyptian-style granite gateway of the Old Granary Burying Ground one is instantly transported back in time to Colonial Boston, a place where cows roamed the streets and patriots abounded on every corner. This is perhaps one of...
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200 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Take a deep breath and be prepared, for you are about to journey to the center of the earth—without ever having to leave Boston. Located on Massachusetts Ave in Boston's historic Back Bay, this beautiful globe is one of a kind. Chester Lindsay...
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10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Located on Beacon Street the Boston Athenaeum is the perfect blend of beauty, history and intellect. Behind its somewhat austere entrance lies a delicate world where art and literature coalesce and the ghosts of Boston's literary luminaries reign....
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Monument Sq, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
A horrid thought, but this is the spot where that famous cry originated in 1775 at the Battle of Bunker Hill. If you dare, climb the 294 stairs of local granite, where you'll be rewarded at the top of the obelisk with a spectacular view of the...
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58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
King's Chapel, Boston's first Anglican church dates back to 1688, and has the oldest American pulpit still in use today. The bell that rings every Sunday calling worshipers to the still active church was recast by Paul Revere who claimed it was...
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Charles St, Boston, MA, USA
Starting at the northeast corner of the Public Garden, and stretching to the end of Beacon Hill, Charles St. shopping offers a more boutiquey experience than its better known Newbury St. cousin. The feel is very European, with a mix of small...
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374 Congress St #307, Boston, MA 02210, USA
One of the first things I like to find when visiting a new destination is a place to take a good walk. Winding through the city's waterfront neighborhoods, the design of the HarborWalk allows the public to connect with the cleaned and restored ...
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165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
When you've been called "the best coffee in the world" by the likes of NPR and the NY Times, you've got the bar set pretty high. Thinking Cup does justice to those beans, and is a really great spot to get your morning or afternoon fix. Their cafe...
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52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, {additional location in Boston proper} this inviting cafe is guaranteed to take the chill off winter. The mulled cider is wonderful, but drinking chocolate, especially the dark variety, is a rich, decadent...
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383 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
A newcomer to Boston's seafood scene, Row 34 in Fort Point is billed as a workingman's oyster bar. The sleek, loft-like space is relaxed and casual: Think industrial-chic. An ever-changing seasonal menu features a wide selection of oysters, smoked...
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Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA
When booking my ferry tickets for Salem, I didn't realize the view I would see when leaving Boston. In the summer months, ferries to and from Boston to Salem run a few times a day. The views are spectacular when leaving the city and even more so...
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Waterfront, Boston, MA, USA
Bostonians breathed a sigh of relief when the Central Artery/Big Dig project was finally completed. The resulting 40 acres of prime real estate are a gift to the environment and residents of the city. Cutting right through central downtown and the...
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50, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
Boston is a big city, yet it is possible to see all of the famous sights in one hour at one place: the Skywalk Observatory, inside the Prudential center. As a local, I go there often to see how the city and the view changes—spring's vivid color,...
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513 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
When you find a great place for ice cream, you just know. After a day wandering around Tremont St. in Boston, we managed to find this little bucket of joy upon a recommendation from one of the local shop-owners. Picco has an absolutely wonderful...
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465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
If you love art in all its many forms, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston is a 'must-see' destination. They have a great collection of Impressionism and Asian art works, from Monet and Van Gogh, to Chinese furniture and Japanese paintings, as...
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99 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Have you ever wanted to learn how to shuck an oyster? Aside from offering a great fish selection alongside terrific sushi rolls, The North End Fish Market offers free oyster shucking lessons every Saturday. Between the hours of 1 and 3pm, the...
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93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Brick oven classics come out of the kitchen in this North End mainstay. The traditional beehive shaped, wood burning oven makes great thin crusted pizza with all the traditional toppings. Mushroom and artichoke just happens to be my favorite....
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370A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Without question, the Late Night Ramen at Ken Oringer’s Uni Sashimi Bar is my favorite last stop after a big night out. The noodle bowls rival any I had when I lived in Japan and pair perfectly with a tall Sapporo followed by one of Monica Glass’s...
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
The Boston Common, built in 1634, is America's oldest park and the start of the famous Freedom Trail. A beautiful spot to walk in all seasons and try to imagine the Redcoats making camp there in 1775. During the winter, the Frog Pond has a magical...
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256 Marginal St, Boston, MA 02128, USA
A 40 ft. Cod, made from salvage material, oversees Harbor Arts at the Boston Shipyard. On a warm day, take a city water taxi to the sculpture park whose goal is to help the public understand and respect our valuable water resources. 30 artists...
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4 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116, USA
In Boston with the kids? Nancy Schon's famous sculpture is loved by everyone familiar with Make Way for Ducklings. Mrs. Mallard and her 8 ducklings lead you into the Public Garden at the Beacon/Charles St. entrance. Follow the path to a ride on...
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306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
A floating museum is certainly a bit out of the ordinary, and this walk back in history does not disappoint. Live actors, interactive exhibits of artifacts, and authentically restored tea ships will transport children as well as adults back to the...
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Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA 02114, USA
The newest addition to The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a carousel featuring colorful animals, fish and insects native to the New England area. Inspired by the drawings of Boston school children, the fanciful creatures are the creation of local artist...
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270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
The chic, waterfront location of Legal Harborside will remind you of a beautiful yacht. Three floors offer the best of seafood, each in a distinct venue. The first floor is open and pays homage to Legal's casual beginnings. The market area will...
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351 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Just up the street from the Boston Common is the Arlington Street Church. Fluttering in the breeze, you'll see a wall of ribbons, tied to a wrought iron fence. On most are written a simple thought: B Positive, Peace, Boston Strong. What started as...
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185 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Year round festivals are a source of pride in Boston. The Wine Expo starts off the year in February. Restaurant Week is in March, and Patriots Day hosts the Boston Marathon. June begins three months of festivals in the North End. The Rose Kennedy...
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50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
It is required that every visitor to Boston try at least one type of seafood from the area. Fresh selections are many, starting with a traditional lobster bake from Summer Shack, No Name or Daily Catch. The raw bar at Neptune Oyster is hard to...
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1618 Tremont St One Brigham Circle, Boston, MA 02120, USA
Boston is home to many small batch makers as well as some big name favorites. Reliable standby flavors that kids might gravitate to are easy to find, but adults will delight in some of the heady combinations. JP Licks and Emack and Bolio’s have...
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9 Park St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Although this classic Barbara Lynch spot is a fantastic place for a multi-course, sit-down meal, there’s no better place in Boston to go for a solo bar dinner. The cozy, warmly lit bar is more casual than the restaurant’s dining room, and is...
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24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
Commanding court over Boston Common, high up on Beacon Street, the Massachusetts State house is built on a plot of land owned by founding father John Hancock. Walking by, you can see statues of historical figures like Daniel Webster and General...
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4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Boston’s Public Garden is magical in the summer, with its many weeping willows and manicured hedges. Kids and adults alike will delight in a ride on the iconic Swan Boats, which float on the garden’s lagoon. The whimsical boats are foot-pedaled,...
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44 School St #250, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Taking the self-guided Freedom Trail tour was amazing! A nice walk, a history lesson and beautiful architecture... Follow the red brick line and the trail will take you to 16 places of historic importance in the colonial revolution. Pop into the ...
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Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, USA
The best way to enjoy boston is to just walk around for hours. You don't need a destination just a vague sense of adventure.
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
This was taken in the Boston Common. On days like this the park is full of people and performers. People take picnics or just lunch breaks out in the sunshine.
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323 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
A convenient train ride from NYC, one of my favorite weekend trips was going to Boston. I enjoyed strolling through the beautiful streets in Beacon Hill filled with lovely turn of the century red brick buildings. Having delectable meals at one of...
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44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Boston is short on good downtown breakfast places, but fortunately the Paramount is open 7 days a week. It's a tiny cafeteria-style place with an open grill so you stand in line to order before sitting down at a table. The food is fresh and...
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2010 William J Day Blvd, Boston, MA 02127, USA
Boston has hosted tall ships on many occasions but every time it is majestic. This is the Coast Guard Eagle entering on the week of July 4, 2012. One can only imagine what the harbor looked like during the era of tall ships. The next time the...
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484 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Connecting Boston's Public Garden to Massachusetts Avenue the Mall is the central organizing element in the Back Bay. A light dusting of snow silhouettes the tree-lined promenade enhancing its sculptural elements.
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50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
This place serves one the best lobster rolls I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
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Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125, USA
The assassination of Boston’s favorite son is burned into the memory of most Americans who lived through that tragic moment in history, but the JFK Presidential Library and Museum is a celebration of John F. Kennedy’s life, not his...
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70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
4th of July........
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Milk St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Boston's newest park was created as part of the "Big Dig" a transportation infrastructure project that placed the elevated highway below ground creating a series of parks and open spaces stretching from North Station to South Station and...
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130 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Post Office Square Park (also known as the Norman B. Leventhal Park) is located in the heart of Boston's financial district. Created when an unsightly parking structure was placed below ground, the park serves as an outdoor living room complete...
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Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, USA
April's first sunset, as viewed from Beacon Hill. Of all the cities I have lived in, Boston has the finest sunsets. The colors are brilliant and the light bounces off the brownstones in most unexpected ways. So when you are in Boston, find out...
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314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
French toast with fresh strawberries—the picture from South End Buttery explains itself! Great brunch location. *Tip, they also have an amazing deli, so stop in to pack the perfect picnic. Self-described as "an eclectic combination of fresh...
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560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Beantown, The Cradle of Liberty or America's Walking City? Whatever you call it, Trinity Church reflected in the Hancock Tower is a perfect example of the old and the new that you'll find in this historic locale. Copley Square is filled with...
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4401, 9 Spring Ln, Boston, MA 02109, United States
Commonwealth Books is a fantastic place to while away an hour or two, amid an impressive collection of used & rare books, ranging from recent titles to medieval manuscript leaves, engravings, children's books and more. Located in the heart of ...
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Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116, USA
In the heart of Copley Square Park there's a beautiful memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon Memorial. There is so much love in the air at this site showing very beautiful positive messages that united a city for such a tragic event....
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Nested in the west part of Boston Commons is a place where you can take part in a popular pastime for many Bostonians. The Swan Boats is very popular among locals & visitors alike for over 130 years. As a sign of Spring the boats make their...
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560 Boylston, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Located at the nexus of Boston's Back Bay and South End is Copley Square, named for American artist John Singleton Copley, and framed by two architectural masterpieces: H.H. Richardson's Trinity Church, and the Boston Public Library, designed by...
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95 Marginal St, Boston, MA 02128, USA
There's a greenway from Bremen Street Park that leads towards Piers Park. It is a great trail and I love going for a run on nice, cool mornings. I always take a couple of minutes at the far end of the park to take in the beautiful view of the...
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Battery St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
There is nothing better than meandering through the narrow streets of an old city. So Boston isn't technically that old; but, the North End neighborhood is easier to get to if you don't have time for a long flight to Rome. North End, the Italian...
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190 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Walk along the Commonwealth Mall, a long, stretching park that connects the larger parks of the Emerald Necklace. The green stretch is lined on either side with the grand townhouse mansions of Comm Ave and their picturesque front gardens.
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1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
In the summer, when the temperatures reach sweltering and the city is crowded with tourists, the Boston Harbor Islands are where Bostonians go to escape. The Harbour Islands are comprised of 12 islands in total. Although it's a mere 15 to 20...