Insight Guides Step-By-Step Boston by Simon Richmond
Step by Step Boston is a travel guide containing a selection of self-guided walks around the largest city in historic New England, encompassing all of the city’s must-see sights. Fascinating Walks and Tours present 16 walks to experience the city and beyond; from the location of the Boston Tea Party and the internationally renowned institutions of Harvard and MIT, to the mystique of Salem, and excursions to Plymouth and Provincetown. The walks are of varying lengths and suggest places to eat and drink along the way. Clear and detailed maps plot the tours, and a pull-out map, with all of the walks clearly marked, can be used with or without the guide. Overview chapters introduce the city and explore the food and drink, shopping, sport and entertainment on offer. A Directory of practical information is provided to help with planning a trip, and selected hotel and restaurant listings are included. Full-color photographs throughout and a fresh, modern design illustrate the vibrancy of Boston and give a real flavor of New England life today.
Simon Richmond is an experienced, award-winning travel writer and has contributed to many travel guides covering many different countries. He also specializes in food and popular culture.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION About this Book Recommended Tours
OVERVIEW City Introduction Food and Drink Shopping Sports and Entertainment History: Key Dates
WALKS AND TOURS 1. Boston Common and Downtown 2. The North End and Charlestown 3. Harvard 4. Charles River and MIT 5. Beacon Hill and the Public Garden 6. Back Bay 7. Back Bay Fens 8. Two Art Museums 9. The South End 10. Waterfront and Fort Point 11. Harbor Islands 12. Salem 13. Cape Ann 14. Lexington and Concord 15. Plymouth 16. Provincetown