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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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10 Milk St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
I usually think of tea when it comes to Japan, but one visit to Ogawa changed my mind. Aside from the gorgeous latte art they are known for, this artisan coffee house from Kyoto is committed to the perfection of the beverage through sourcing,...
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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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0 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
This award winning spot, with several outposts around the city, bakes cupcakes from scratch daily. Using only the finest ingredients, you'll find seasonal specialties and confections of just the right size to satisfy your sweet tooth craving.
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350 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Marimekko is a Finnish textile company known for the unusual prints and colors featured in its fabrics. The designs have an interesting twist, and the array of fabrics is used to make captivating clothing and home decor pieces. This store, one of...
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5 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Black Ink is a shop focused on presenting good design in all of it's many forms. You'll spend time perusing all these items you never knew you needed, and leave with gifts for just about anyone on your list. Their selection of cards is clever and...
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1326 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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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134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
The North End of Boston is the oldest residential area in the city, a small neighborhood inhabited since the 1630's. It's an understatement to say it's loaded with character, and no other spot in Beantown will transport you to another world as...
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19 Thayer St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
When I walk into a men's clothing store and get excited, I know I've stumbled into someplace special. Bobby From Boston is just such a place. Standing by the entrance, it's fun to hear the oohs and ahs as customers come around the corner. The...
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581 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Twelve Chairs' new second floor home in the South End is so warm and cozy you might just want to move in! The co-founders have combined their design expertise with a strong belief in beautiful and sustainable products. They personally vet all of...
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375 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Every Sunday from May through October, the SoWa (south of Washington Street) Open Market celebrates all things local. Started a decade ago, it features a farmers' market with growers from the area, an indie design market, and a rotating group of...
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6 Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131, USA
The village of Roslindale is filled with unlikely gems. Joanne Rossman Design is at the top of that list. Billed as a Purveyor of the Unnecessary & the Irresistible, it's a destination filled with treasures you never knew you couldn't live...
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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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185 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Visiting Beyt Design in Cambridge was inspirational. Their award winning social enterprise uses architectural salvage from conflict zones in the Near East destroyed by violence and up cycles them into one of a kind home decor. Tiles from 18th...
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32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The new Renzo Piano designed Harvard Art Museums is so dynamic and state of the art it will take your breath away. Housing an extensive collection that combines the Fogg, the Bush-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler under one roof, it's a...
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100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
The recently opened Boston Public Market is the only year round indoor market in the country to feature exclusively New England vendors. The bounty of 35 businesses representing farms, makers and food producers offers a cross section of all things...
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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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1771 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Long before fair trade was a part of our vocabulary, Nomad was serving up an eclectic mix of folk art, home furnishings and ethnic jewelry from around the world. The boutique's support of Made in America clothing is evident in the well edited...
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46 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Walking down the alley to the courtyard of Patch NYC, you'll probably think-Where is she sending me? Trust me, there's gold at the end of the tunnel! In the beautifully designed shop, you'll find the the work of a highly curated group of vendors,...
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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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119 Business St, Hyde Park, MA 02136, USA
Chocolate calling your name? The ubiquitous cupcake is easy to find and provides bite size pleasure for the chocolate sweet tooth solution. Try Isabelle’s Curly Cakes, Kickass, Georgetown or Sweet Cupcakes for many variations on a theme. L.A....
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70 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boston’s seaport is a hive of activity and the strategically located Outlook is a fresh update on inventive, local cuisine. The modern space reveals an eco-chic ambience in an urban, waterfront setting. Innovation meets design and sustainability....
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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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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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120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA
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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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83 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Georgetown Cupcake is famous from the TLC reality show "DC Cupcakes," but the cupcakes themselves are amazing! They are some of the best cupcakes I have had, and I visited the store twice during my visit. It's located on trendy Newbury St., which...
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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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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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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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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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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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290 Congress St #200, Boston, MA 02210, USA
BSA Space is an unusual cultural institution. Given their relationship to the Boston Society of Architects, it's only natural that they exhibit local innovations in building design and structure. However, would you expect to take a how-to workshop...
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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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563 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Render Coffee is a great option for any and all who appreciate a carefully crafted cup of java. Located within walking distance of Copley Square on Columbus Ave, Render offers a variety of specialty coffees (including Counter Culture), boasts...
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206 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
It's an awesome place to just sample all the different local foods. lots to choose that' s for sure!
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30 Germania St, Boston, MA 02130, USA
This is one of the best brewery tours I've ever been on. My thoughts on reasons why this may be... 1. All of the tour guides are slightly buzzed 2. They get free beer every day to take home 3. The unique culture and tradition of Boston The tour...
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4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215, USA
You can’t visit Boston without seeing its most famous place of worship. No, I’m not talking about Old North Church—I’m referring to Fenway Park. For those who have visited before, it’s obvious that baseball borders on religion in Boston, and there...
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539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
What originated as a grand movie theater during the Golden Age of Cinema now showcases some of Boston's most exceptional performances and artists. The world-renowned Boston Ballet calls this historic building home, and traveling Broadway shows...
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Acorn St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Acorn Street is well-known as the “most photographed street” and is fun to seek out and see why it’s given that title. When there, the small picturesque street looks like the epitome of Americana....
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355 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boasting vintage-inspired cocktails and bites, Lucky’s is an authentic throwback to the 1950s. Fit for even the swankiest of clientele, the lounge is the kind of place the Rat Pack would frequent if they were still around. They even pay weekly...
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279 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
A down-to-earth Boston kid named John Earle was your average 19-year-old working in a local comic book store in 2001, when he began selling limited edition, screen-printed t-shirts emblazoned with a quirky logo out of the back of his car. Earle,...
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63 Salem St # 1, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Born in Rhode Island, I have had my fair share of delicious lobster in all forms. For those of you not familiar with this heavenly culinary delight it is composed of beautiful chunks of buttered warm lobster meat served in a toasted hot dog bun....
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Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, USA
Beacon Hill is Boston's traditional blue-blood neighborhood, whose famous residents over the years have included Oliver Wendell Holmes (who coined the term "Boston Brahmin" for the city's elite), Louisa May Alcott, John Hancock, Daniel Webster,...
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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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1003 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Tatte Bakery & Café is famous in Boston for its beautiful baked goods. Tzurit Or started the bakery in her humble kitchen seven years ago. Channeling her Israeli roots and some French inspiration, the self-trained pastry chef started one of the...
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29 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Lizzy's Homemade Ice Cream is a tiny store that's easy to miss but comes highly recommended by Boston-area food lovers. When I stumbled upon it one summer day, I simply couldn't resist. Overwhelmed by the options, I asked the server, "What's the...
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Given that Boston has a big Italian American community it's no wonder that the question on where to find the best Italian pastries can be a hot topic. I took a cue from Afar and decided to check out Modern Pastries. Their cannolis were amazing!...
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300 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
You'll find an abundance of seafood restaurants in Boston, but it's hard to find one that's off the beaten path. Outside the main tourist drag, Yankee Lobster Co. is a locals' spot. We ordered two lobster rolls—a warm one with butter sauce and a...
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332 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Have fun discovering the pop-culture treasures at this store, where you’ll find an array of comics, collectibles, clothing, toys and vinyl records that range from Star Wars and Doctor Who to Harry Potter and plenty of superheroes. There’s a second...
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20 Myrtle St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
If you’re searching for unique gifts to bring home for friends or family—or even something for yourself—check out this Beacon Hill gift shop. Partners Paul Niski and Kate Brizius sell exclusive hand-crafted merchandise that includes jewelry,...
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67 Grove St, Sandwich, MA 02563, USA
The Heritage Museums and Gardens has something for everyone. There is an antique car museum, educational areas for kids, and acres of interesting gardens to walk through. This Labyrinth hidden among tall trees is one of the many areas you can...
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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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Sure, Salem is known for it's witches but don't miss the other historic nod to the women of Salem. Between June and October the Lady of Salem project can be seen throughout the streets in the downtown area. Celebrating Salem’s rich maritime...
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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...
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67 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Shake the Tree is a carefully curated, creative boutique in the North End and while it's not far from downtown, it feels like an escape from the hustle of the city. Not only does it boast an interesting collection—ranging from clothing to jewelry...
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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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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 ...