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Lived in the amazingly beautiful city at one time in my life and never have or will lose my attachment to it.
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3100 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
Satisfy your chocolate cravings with a tour of San Francisco’s TCHO New American Chocolate at Pier 17 along the Embarcadero. Knowledgeable chocolate experts will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about TCHO, from chocolate’s history to...
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257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
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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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North End, Boston, MA, USA
Every summer in Boston's North End, the neighborhood looks back to its Italian roots and celebrates with street festivals devoted to Saints, called Feasts- complete with processions through the narrow, winding streets, live music, and of course...
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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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67 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
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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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4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Steps from the waterfront, the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace dates back to 1742 and is home to more than 100 shops and specialty pushcarts and 14 restaurants and pubs, plus 36 international food vendors inside the Quincy Market Colonnade....
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Chinatown, Boston, MA, USA
After spending a day walking around Boston--eating yum cha in Chinatown, going to the Institute of Contemporary Art, navigating through a pop-up street market--we decided we were a little peckish. As soon as we exited the arches designating...
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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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513 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
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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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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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12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
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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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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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348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
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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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215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Drinks in the old Charles St. Jail? Kudos to whoever dreamed up the idea to create Alibi in the former "drunk tank" for the City of Boston, a building with a storied past. Set in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, the original floors and brick walls...
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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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540 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
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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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1 Seaport Ln, Boston, MA 02210, USA
The ICA stands at attention over Boston Harbor. All glass and modern angles, it is architecturally unique in the city's overwhelmingly brick landscape. Looking out over the water from the cantilevered passageway gives you a magnificent view. The...
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
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My Thai is an all-vegan Boston restaurant with spatially connected seats in the common area. The wait staff are gracious and the food has no heart-clogging cholesterol. A perfect place to eat and recharge.
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83 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
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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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1618 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA
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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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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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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
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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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318 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
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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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1771 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
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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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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
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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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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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25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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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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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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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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69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
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If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine in Boston, Erbaluce is the place. This elegant, award winning restaurant is the perfect spot for a fine sophisticated Italian dining experience. With a menu printed daily, bright flavors and...
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867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
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Grab a drink at the Back Bay Social Club once you're done exploring the Pru, and be sure to check out the cheeky chalkboard sign ads out front--they've always got some clever remark!
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1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The bookstore with history on the Mass. Ave in Cambridge offers the so called "Book on demand" service, which is fascinating to a book lover like me. What it is about: An Excerpt from their site says: "With our books on demand service, our...
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244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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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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437 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Shopping on Moody Street reflects the ethnic diversity of the city of Waltham. Up and down the eight-block strip, you can find a wide selection of shops carrying clothing, objects, accessories and food products from the four corners of the globe....
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100 Felton St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
If you like the thrill of the search when antique/vintage shopping, this is a great spot to spend some time. A group of dealers have filled a warehouse space—every nook and cranny available—with everything from antique toys, to tools and old...
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145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
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The recently re-opened AKA Bistro is a hidden gem just outside Boston. A combination sushi bar and French bistro, the focus is on Japanese and French cuisine. Local sourcing and beautifully plated food satisfy all the senses. Indulgent portobello...
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768 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Just a little highlight of my day, and not related to exotic foreign travels: the Reveille truck serves great espresso. The hordes of North Beach tourists will miss this hidden spot, and that's too bad (for them).
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495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
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My idea of experiencing a city and acquiring a sample of its flavor is to try its food. Food is unique to a city, and San Francisco is one of a kind. My first morning in the city was chilly for my island bones, so naturally the first stop was a...
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200 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
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Stop by Reveille Coffee Co and your morning will be instantly better. The light, airy space in North Beach serves up coffee, pastries, and some of the best avocado and egg toast you’ll find in the city. Founded by Christopher and Tommy Newbury,...
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633 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Look for the "Jackson Place Cafe" sign on the Sansome Street sidewalk between Jackson and Pacific. Turn down into the breezeway toward Battery Street and find this secluded, New Orleans-like courtyard. When the summer fog hasn't rolled in, the sun...