This brand new edition provides a comprehensive and highly visual introduction to Boston; over 600 superb photographs capture the history, local people and variety of everyday life in one of America's most fascinating and cultural cities. The 'Places' section provides a detailed, district-by-district exploration of all the places to visit and principal sites along the way are clearly cross-referenced by number to the full-colour maps found throughout the guide. Expanded and updated restaurant listings feature the best eateries to suit all budgets within each area, providing the address, phone number, opening times and price range, followed by a useful review. A brand new 'Editor's Choice' section illustrates everything you simply can't afford to miss, including lesser-known attractions, family activities and money-saving hints. Expert local writers provide authoritative essays on the city's history along with interesting cultural features. A fully-indexed street atlas enables instant orientation, helping you to navigate around the city with ease and also plots restaurants.
The comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides all the essential information you'll need for a hassle-free trip, covering accommodation for all budgets, transport, activities and useful booking information, plus a handy A-Z of further practical advice and contact details. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice makes this guide a fascinating background read and an invaluable on-the-spot companion.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Best of Boston; The Hub of the Universe; The Boston Character. History: Decisive Dates; The Making of Boston. Features: Treasure Troves of Art; Literary Boston; New England Cuisine; A Passion for Sport; Architecture. Insights: Mini Features: Paul Revere; The Big Dig; Medical Trailblazers; The Streetcar Suburbs; The Education Industry; Salem's Witches; The Industrial Heritage; Photo Features: Boston's Freedom Trail; Faneuil Hall Marketplace; Watching for Whales; The Museum of Fine Arts. Places: Introduction; Beacon Hill and Boston Common; Downtown; The North End; The Waterfront; The Harbor Islands; Charlestown; Back Bay and Fenway; The South End; Cambridge; Excursions West; The North Shore; South Shore and Cape Cod. Travel Tips: Transportation; Accomodations; Activities; A-Z; Further Reading. Maps: Map Legend; Street Atlas; Boston; Beacon Hill and Boston Common; Downtown; North End and Waterfront; Harbor Islands; Charlestown; Back Bay; Fenway; The South End; Cambridge and Harvard University; MIT; Charles River; Around Boston; Lexington and Concord; Salem; North Shore and Cape Ann; Plymouth; Cape Cod; Boston Subway; Inside front cover: Boston Orientation Map; Inside back cover: Around Boston.