Insight Guides: Boston

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Insight City Guide Boston is a comprehensive travel guide to this historic and lively city. Full-color photos and maps throughout combine with authoritative text to inspire you to explore Boston and its surrounding areas. Be inspired by the “Best Of Boston” section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information and travel advice you need to plan what to do on your trip, including selective listings for hotel and restaurants. ...

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Overview

Insight City Guide Boston is a comprehensive travel guide to this historic and lively city. Full-color photos and maps throughout combine with authoritative text to inspire you to explore Boston and its surrounding areas. Be inspired by the “Best Of Boston” section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information and travel advice you need to plan what to do on your trip, including selective listings for hotel and restaurants. Lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into topics such as the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, and whale-watching. Insight’s trademark history and culture coverage provides a fascinating introduction to Boston’s colonial and revolutionary heritage as well as its modern life, while features by local writers delve into everything from the local education industry, Paul Revere, and Salem’s witch-hunts, to the charming suburbs reached by streetcar. Nine Places chapters cover the city, from lofty Beacon Hill to the handsomely renovated Waterfront and the academic hub of Cambridge, while three further excursions chapters suggest trips to historic Plymouth, the inviting beaches and dunelands of Cape Cod, and Lexington and Concord, crucibles of the American Revolution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051628
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Series: City Guide Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 956,711
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Rockwell is a freelance arts and travel writer and a devoted city-lover, with a deep-rooted affection for all things Boston. Her US travel expertise runs from coast to coast; she has previously written Insight Step-by-Step San Francisco.

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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
 
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
Accommodations
Activities
A–Z
Further Reading

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