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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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158 Tihonet Rd, Wareham, MA 02571, USA
Picking, corralling, and loading are not in most leaf-peepers’ repertoires. Since nearly three-quarters of Americans reportedly have never heard of a cranberry bog, perhaps that’s not surprising. But to experience a new way to see fall’s colors —...
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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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119 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944, USA
Boston boasts some of the best beaches around, many within easy reach. Singing Beach can be reached by MBTA and others within an hours drive are well worth the effort. Some are calm, with lake like water and other will have waves for surfers....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
The Ft. Point Channel neighborhood has undergone a renaissance of late, and Barbara Lynch's bar Drink is a fun addition to the scene. Arrive at the modern basement space and you're fate is left in the hands of the bartenders. Talk about your...
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271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
This Back Bay spot is one of my favorites. I would definitely recommend going here for the ambiance; i's a great date-night spot, or a place to grab a few drinks on the weekends. The decor includes black damask, printed walls, with red accent...
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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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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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853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
There's a reason chef Tony Maws has developed a cult following at Craigie on Main. For years, the cozy restaurant has been turning out beautiful food in a space that feels like it might be your friend's dining room. Its commitment to regional,...
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25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The gift shop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is not your typical museum store. A carefully curated collection is inspired by the artwork and architecture. Curiosity cabinets invite the visitor to look within, much like the archive rooms,...
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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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540 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Award winning chef Jody Adams has brought the influence of her travels to this neighborhood restaurant. Located at the edge of The Rose Kennedy Greenway, and close to the harbor, this groundbreaking LEED Gold building is a visual delight. Small...
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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Toro, located in Boston's South End district, is a little slice of Barcelona in the Northeast. The menu is based on small plates (tapas), and while the ingredients are regionally sourced, the wine list is all Spanish, giving Toro a nice mixture of...
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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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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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553 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hamersley's Bistro, operated by Gordon and Fiona Hamersley for more than 20 years, is a perennial favorite. The menu is features modern plays on standard bistro fare, as well as traditional bites, that change with the seasons. As if that weren't...
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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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9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
A tasting-menu tour de force in intimate surrounds is the promise fulfilled by Journeyman, the much-sought-after Somerville restaurant from Tse Wei Lim and Diana Kudayarova. Consider the smell of woodsmoke an amuse-nez hinting at the nine to 11...
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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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Boylston Street, 61 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Newbury St., Copley Square you've got it all at this location. As a matter of fact, there isn't much you can't walk to from this centralized address-just make sure to bring a comfy pair of shoes! Old world charm and a modern...
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90 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Positioned right on the historic Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, this discreet 19-story hotel caters to guests who appreciate both classic architecture and of-the-moment amenities. The building initially became a hotel in 2002; in 2006 the...
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138 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Welcoming guests since 1912, the Fairmont definitely has a wow factor! All the lavish rooms and suites were recently renovated adding a modern look to the history richly woven into the atmosphere. Centrally located, you're within walking distance...
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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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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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Barnstable County, MA, USA
If you want to go somewhere with a nautical atmosphere then Cape Cod is perfect. There are countless harbors with boat-lined docks like this one. Whether you want to go on a whale watch, spend an afternoon on a fishing boat, or just paddle around...
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830 Stony Brook Rd, Brewster, MA 02631, USA
Cape Cod has an abundance of historic buildings. It has old Inns, churches, Saltbox homes, and mills like this one in Brewster, Massachusetts. This is the Stony Brook Gristmill and Museum. During May you can see schools of herring swimming in the...
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45 Fells Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540, USA
Hidden at the end of a dirt road, Spohr Gardens is not the kind of place you can stumble upon, but once you hear about and discover it for yourself, you have to keep going back. After parking, you'll cross the dirt road and head down a grassy path...
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4 Grove St, Sandwich, MA 02563, USA
What better name for a town to draw self-proclaimed "foodies" from the far reaches of the world?! If you are visiting Boston, it is worth the hour drive or train ride south from the city to visit the "oldest town in Cape Cod". Better yet, don't...
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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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1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Pick any meal of the day and you can have your farm to table experience at Henrietta's Table in the Charles Hotel. Chef Davis is a Boston native with strong ties to the local farming and fishing community. His menu reflects the New England...
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318 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
If you recognize the name, you might have been one of the lucky recipients of the infamous "nut boxes" this spot is known for. Tatte's second location in Kendall Square {the other is in Brookline} serves other worldly breads and pastries along...
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88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boston is celebrated for its seafood and the Barking Crab, located along the Fort Point Channel, is one the best paces to grab a lobster while experiencing the waterfront. Not a typical Boston seafood restaurant, The Barking Crab is "funky" casual...
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12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Flour is the kind of Boston bakery worth a visit—or two. While they're famed for sticky buns, it's not their sweetly glazed, pecan covered pastries that keep residents coming back. It's their on-site homestyle baking that makes every crust, bread,...
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2 Pleasant St, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Like to have a meal with historic spirits? Visit the oldest tavern in MA. and one of the most historic watering holes in America. First erected in 1780 in Charlestown, George Washington dropped in for refreshments and Paul Revere counted it among...
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20 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Momogoose had to be one of the first food trucks around. Founded in 1989 by MIT alums, it's only natural they would take a scientific approach to cooking. Their barbecued tofu is just the way I like it: chewy, moist and very meatlike with...
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278 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
I really like clever. With names like Storming of the Basil, Kale'n It and the Revolution, this food truck makes the grade. The Affectation was a home run with bacon, arugula, goat cheese and a fig reduction. Who says I don't eat meat anymore?...
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Clover's mantra-to make simple food you love that is fresh, local and whenever possible organic has been winning fans since they first opened. 5 locations and growing, with an ever expanding fleet of food trucks serving the Boston area they pride...
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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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161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
Weekend festivals, family art projects, special exhibitions; the Peabody Essex Museum is a place to gain insights into other cultures and make art come alive. Dating back to 1799, the original founders were sea captains from Salem who had traveled...
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51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
The DeCordova Gift Store features a highly curated collection of gifts in the fine craft category. Don't miss the artist of the month, along with a terrific selection for kids toys, games, and books. Artisan jewelry, housewares, and art supplies...
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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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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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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...
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1071 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02134, USA
The Charles separates Boston from its northern neighbor Cambridge, home to the Head of the Charles Regatta (one of the world's largest rowing events), and is a fairly hectic waterway when it comes to boat traffic. Actually, because of the river...
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125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, USA
The Arnold Arboretum aka "The Arb" is my go-to spot when I want to get out for a walk in Jamaica Plain. Owned by Harvard and loved by all (adults, babies and dogs alike) it's a beautiful place year-round. My favorite spot is Peters Hill where you...
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5226, 1132 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Honey lovers rejoice, this Cambridge store is devoted to all things dripping with sweet goodness from the hive. Its owner travels the world to bring the finest of ethically sourced and sustainable bee inspired products. Lavendar honey anyone?...
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244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
For over 30 years, Fromaggio Kitchen has been a Boston institution. Here you can shop for artisan products from all corners of the globe. The owners crowded travel schedule has them taste testing in unusual places and bringing their high quality...
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Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
While your grades might not get you admitted, anyone can take a walk in Harvard Yard. You can't leave Cambridge without having a look-see at the oldest institution of higher learning in the country. The campus shouts quintessential New England,...
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80 Thoreau St, Concord, MA 01742, USA
I am so jealous that another 'burb can lay claim to this gem of a restaurant. It's serious dining, for a special occasion, but would be a wonderful spot to have in your neighborhood and frequent on a regular basis. The chefs have a philosophy that...
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Walden Pond, Concord, MA 01742, USA
This kettle hole, formed by retreating glaciers over 10,000 years ago gained fame as a place of inspiration for Henry David Thoreau in the mid1800's. The cabin he lived in for two years when he wrote Walden, Life in the Woods, was owned by his...
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500A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
This sophisticated cocktail bar is filled with slick contemporary furnishings. Combined with the dove grey color and tangerine accents, you might feel like you were in a friends well designed living space. 'Personal' mementos are strategically...
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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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1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Having a sense of humor can do much to bring the intimidating world of wine down a notch. With categories like Pink Lady, Velvet Choice and Diana Nyad {better and stronger with age} you get the feeling Belly wine bar doesn't take itself to...
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Back Bay West, Boston, MA, USA
Next to the prudential mall
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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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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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257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
There are two well-known pastry shops within about a block of each other in Boston's historic North End: Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry. The two are engaged in a constant battle for supremacy, and any good Bostonian has a strong opinion in favor...