Exploring Boston

Explore One of America's Greatest & Most Historic Cities

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The Knockabout City Guide to Boston is your all-in-one resource to making the most of your time in the city. Made for mobile devices, this book is filled with hot links to all the attractions, activities, venues, and maps that you will need to explore the birthplace of American independence.

Fenway Park is not only America's most beloved ball field, it is also a living museum. Added to the National Register of Historic Places on it's 100th birthday on April 20, 2012, everything about this place is oozing with history and tradition. Tours are available year round (but go in the summer). Even if you're not a Red Sox fan, you will be a Fenway fan by the time this tour is over.

Best Food & Drink

1. The Q

Featuring Mongolian hot pot cooked at the table top with Thai tea with tapioca balls. Chinatown's best! Map

2. Mamma Maria

To celebrate a special event, or just a romantic date with your love, this North End Locale is fine dining at its finest. Map

3. Ernesto's Pizzeria

Get monster slices of North End pies at this casual pizza joint. Pizza to die for, without the crazy lines. Map

4. Union Oyster House

Visit Boston's oldest eatery, in fact the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the USA. New England comfort food such as Boston baked beans, New England clam chowder, and broiled seafood dishes round out the menu. Map

Great Itineraries & Walking Tours

Boston Itinerary: Young Families

Boston Itinerary: Young Families

Traveling with the little ones? No problem. Boston has plenty to do for young families. Choose from this menu of options and you should have some happy kiddos and parents.

Boston Walking Tour: Beacon Hill and Back Bay

Boston Walking Tour: Beacon Hill and Back Bay

Explore two of Boston’s finest neighborhoods – Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. Each has had a role in Boston’s history, and both contribute to a great itinerary for the explorer that enjoys seeing the town the way it was meant to be seen – on foot.

Boston Walking Tour: USS Constitution to the Prudential

Boston Walking Tour: USS Constitution to the Prudential

This Boston walking tour will have you traveling through time as we start with one of Boston’s best historical attractions. Then enjoy a ferry ride across Boston Harbor to the waterfront where you will enjoy some classic architecture, New England’s largest IMAX cinema, and the best view in Boston from the city’s second tallest building.

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Rose Kennedy Greenway

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Anyone coming to New England to visit family, friends, attend a conference, or simply get away for a few days would do well to visit Boston. It’s a city that is rich in history as well as offering plenty of things to do, places to eat, and sports to watch. Of course,...

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Boston Common Christmas Tree

The Boston Christmas Tree Tradition

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CharlieCard and the Boston Subway: Who Was Charlie, Anyway?

Charlie Card and the Boston Subway: Who Was Charlie, Anyway?

Boston is a city of firsts. Boston Common was America’s first public park, opened in 1634. The Boston News-Letter, first published in 1704, was its first newspaper. Boston was also home to America’s first public library, first marathon, and its first subway transportation system. Today, the subway is officially known as part of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, and colloquially known as “the T,” and even the most casual of Boston visitors will know of it’s existence and ride the underground, even if only for the novelty.

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