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Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

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Must-see museums & galleries Best seafood restaurants Most fun places for children Best venues for music & theater Great walks & itineraries Liveliest bars & clubs Best hotels for every budget Great day trips Best shops, malls & markets Insider tips for every visitor

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 10 BEST OF EVERYTHING

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BOSTON

PATRICIA HARRIS DAVID LYON JONATHAN SCHULTZ

EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

Contents

Left Boston Harbor Center Massachusetts State House Right Ryles

Contents Boston’s Top 10 The Freedom Trail Produced by Departure Lounge, London Reproduced by Colourscan, Singapore Printed and bound by South China Printing Co. Ltd, China First American Edition, 2003 11 12 13 14 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Published in the United States by DK Publishing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 Reprinted with revisions 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 Copyright 2003, 2011 © Dorling Kindersley Limited All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Boston Common & Public Garden

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Harvard University

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Around Newbury Street

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Museum of Fine Arts

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under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book. Published in Great Britain by Dorling Kindersley Limited

Trinity Church

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Charlestown Navy Yard

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A catalog record for this book is available from the Library of Congress ISSN 1479-344X ISBN 978-0-75666-962-1 Within each Top 10 list in this book, no hierarchy of quality or popularity is implied. All 10 are, in the editor’s opinion, of roughly equal merit.

New England Aquarium

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Moments in Boston History

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Figures in Boston History 38 Restaurants

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Spots for Seafood

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Cafés

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The information in this DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide is checked regularly. Every effort has been made to ensure that this book is as up-to-date as possible at the time of going to press. Some details, however, such as telephone numbers, opening hours, prices, gallery hanging arrangements and travel information are liable to change. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of this book, nor for any material on third party websites, and cannot guarantee that any website address in this book will be a suitable source of travel information. We value the views and suggestions of our readers very highly. Please write to: Publisher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley, 80 Strand, London, Great Britain WC2R 0RL, or email: [email protected]. Cover – Alamy Images: culliganphoto main; DK Images: Rough Guides/John Coletti bl. Spine – DK Images: Demetrio Carrasco b. Back – DK Images: Rough Guides/John Coletti tr; Linda Whitwam tc, tl.

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Bars

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Dance & Live Music Venues

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Gay & Lesbian Hang-Outs 50

Around Town Beacon Hill

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Back Bay

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North End & the Waterfront

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Performing Arts Venues

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Festivals & Events

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Downtown & the Financial District

Experiences

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Chinatown, the Theater District & South End

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Boston Pastimes

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Kenmore & the Fenway

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Activities for Children

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Cambridge & Somerville 118

Waterfront Areas

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Boston South

Boston Harbor Islands

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Streetsmart

Essential Shopping

Day Trips: Historic New

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Left Barking Crab Center Store, Newbury Street Right Singers, Berklee Performance Center

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Practical Information

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England

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Places to Stay

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Day Trips: The Seaside

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Index

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Left Claude Monet’s La Japonaise, Museum of Fine Arts Right Memorial Hall Key to abbreviations Adm admission charge payable Free no admission charge DA disabled access

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BOSTON’S TOP 10

The Freedom Trail 8–11 Faneuil Hall Marketplace 12–13 Boston Common & Public Garden 14–15 Harvard University 16–19 Around Newbury Street 20–21 Museum of Fine Arts 22–25 Trinity Church 26–27 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 28–29 Charlestown Navy Yard 30–31 New England Aquarium 32–33 Top Ten of Everything 36–71

BOSTON’S TOP 10

Boston Highlights 6–7

Hall @ Faneuil Marketplace

Freedom Trail ! The Boston’s best walking

What was once a dilapidated, post-revolutionary mercantile area now sets the standard for urban-renewal projects worldwide. It boasts an indoor food court in Quincy Market (left), shops, and street performers (see pp12–13).

tour is free, self-guided, chock-full of history, and open year round. Just follow the painted red stripe threading its way past historic buildings such as the Massachusetts State House (Hall of Flags above; see pp8–11). 

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Swan boats drift beneath weeping willows, children splash in fountains, and a bronzed General George Washington (right) oversees the proceedings from his lofty steed (see pp14–15).

  

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