Boston Pocket Guide

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Steeped in history and small enough to explore in a day, Boston is one of America's most charming cities. This is the city that spawned America's first public park, its first public college and its first subway system. Funnily enough, it is America's oldest city too. But it's not all history. Socialising and sports are all pastimes of Bostonians, as is relaxing - one of Boston's finest attributes is its easy pace of life.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Boston.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Boston... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Boston.

Boston City Reviews

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    New England's Capital

    This city you can feel the history all around you, uncommon for an American metropolis, some areas also have a very European feel to it, seafood here almost always is locally caught. It's not a huge city, easy to walk and get around with plenty of historical landmarks to see, great restaurants and pubs to eat and drink, sports events to go watch and guided tours fun to check out. Just a 30 minute train ride to the historical city of Salem, for the October carnival or witch museum.

    Insider Tip:There's one Sam Adams brew that only makes it out of the brewery to 6 pubs in town and nowhere else in the country called the Sam Adams Brick Red. Try it, it's good stuff. Can be found a Hennessy's, pub where on Wednesday nights, the Karaoke happens and you sing with a live band backing you up instead of looking at a screen with the lyrics and background music.

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    Boston is good for taking a NYC break

    I didn't expect much of Boston and initially, I though of skipping this city. But all Americans I talked to the past year advised me to go there. And I'm happy I did. Boston is a cool place to be, with many students that make the city just something else. The day I got there, there was a massive weed fest in the park, which only confirms my last statement.

  • 70%


    Boston city review

    I was in the city on and off between July and August ~ used the city as a home base to get to and back from hikes in Vermont and New Hampshire (and then eventually New York). Lots of history, schools and delicious seafoods. I'm mostly impressed with the architecture. The city is very walkable and the subway system (T) is a little frustrating but with patience you can get nearly anywhere.

    Insider Tip:Charlestown is the quieter Beacon Hill. Harpoon Brewery > Sam Adams Street performers are incredibly talented so show your support! Do some island hopping via mail boat. Bus tickets to NYC are very cheap so just do it.

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    Visiting Boston for a weekend

    Great city. Visited the Fenway Park area and enjoyed going around Cambridge and the tourist spots. It was a nice spring weekend and there are nice places to bike and walk.

    Insider Tip:Get the transit passes if you are going to use public transportation to move around. They are a little more pricey but worth for those moving around a lot

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    It was definately a good idea to go there-going on the freedom trail is a must! By following the line on the sidewalk you have a chance to see all the most important things there are to see in Boston so its really easy.

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