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Boston


Boston
Boston is the state capital and largest city in Massachusetts, and the largest city in the New England region of the United States. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 590,763. Moreover, the city of Boston lies at the center of the Greater Boston metropolitan area which is the country's 11th most populous metropolitan area with a population of over 4.4 million people.

Boston is internationally famous as a center of academic, teaching and research activities, and is sometimes known as the "Athens of America". There are more than 100 colleges and universities within the Greater Boston Area, and more than a quarter of a million students attend colleges in Boston and Cambridge. Within the city of Boston itself is Boston University, and Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are located in Cambridge.

Boston is home to quite a number of musical and performing arts groups, and there are also a number of ornate theaters in the city. Additionally, there a number of annual events which take place in the city, including First Night (an outdoor artistic and cultural celebration whch is held on New Year's Eve, several events on July 4th, and Italian summer feasts held to honor Catholic Saints.

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Fodor's Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

There's history and culture around every bend in Boston--skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. The city that blends yesterday and today has much to offer, and with this updated Fodor's Gold Guide first-time visitors, as well as returning visitors, will discover all of Beantown's old and new charms.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Boston's Freedom Trail and whale watching
· Major sights such as USS Constitution, Boston Public Garden, The Museum of Fine Arts, The New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Harbor Islands, Harvard University, and Mount Auburn Cemetary
· Side Trips from Boston including Northwest of Boston, The North Shore, and South of Boston
· Coverage of Beacon Hill; Boston Common and the Old West End; Government Center and the North End; Charlestown; Downtown Boston; Back Bay and the South End; The Fenway; Boston Outskirts; Cambridge

Planning to visit more of New England? Check out Fodor's travel guide to New England.

Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-11-01
Paperback (128 pages)

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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Boston will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from Boston Common to Fenway Park to the historic Harvard University.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Boston.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the city's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-07-18
Paperback (208 pages)

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Your in-depth guide to the very best of Boston. Make the most of your trip to this beautiful destination with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Boston's stunning architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city has to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Boston.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights from the guide, a selected sight and street index, public transit information, practical information on getting around, and a chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston truly shows you these places as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Boston, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

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Lonely Planet Boston (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Boston is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trace American history along the Freedom Trail, feel the intensity of Red Sox Nation at Fenway Park, or take an enchanting lantern-lit stroll through Beacon Hill; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Boston and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Boston Travel Guide:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, architecture, colleges and universities, sports, eating, drinking, nightlife, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Boston map (included in print version), plus over 35 color local maps
  • Covers Charlestown, West End, North End, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Downtown, the Waterfront, South End, Chinatown, Back Bay, Kenmore Square, Fenway, Seaport District, Cambridge, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Boston, our most comprehensive guide to Boston, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's New England guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet Pocket Boston (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet's Pocket Boston is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park, follow the Freedom Trail, or sip a coffee in Harvard Square; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Boston and begin your journey now!

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  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Boston map (included in print version), plus over 15 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Charlestown, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Boston , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Boston's neighborhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Boston guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's New England guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mara Vorhees.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Boston (National Geographic Destination City Map)

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One of the oldest cities in the United States and home to some of the most renowned universities in the world, Boston will captivate visitors with its mix of historical sites from colonial days and modern high-rises. National Geographic's City Destination map of Boston is the perfect travel companion for business and leisure travelers alike, combining a unique and easy-to-read road map with an essential travel guide. Pinpointed on the map are hundreds of popular and lesser know points of interest, including monuments, notable buildings, churches, hotels, theaters, subway (The "T") and railway stations, parks, police stations and hospitals, including 3D depictions of many popular sites, like the Museum of Fine Arts, Faneuil Hall and Fenway Park. For visitors interested in walking tours, the historic Freedom, Black Heritage and Maritime trails are mapped.

Finding your destination will be simplified by the map's user friendly index of streets, notable buildings, theaters, hotels, parks, subway stations, ferry stops and other points of interest. A regional map, a comprehensive subway (The "T") map, a diagram of Logan Airport and transit information will aid in your acclimation. Background information about the city and its most popular sites is also provided.

Every Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

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  • Sheet Size = 24.75" x 17.75"
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Frommer's Boston day by day

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Frommer's Boston Day-by-Day Guide is the complete up-to-date reference for visitors who want to maximize their stay in the smartest, most time-efficient way. This invaluable guide offers reviews on a wide array of sightseeing, lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment options in all price ranges, and also includes thematic and walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods with Frommer's trademark candid and accessible expertise.


 
 
 

 
 
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