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Boston


Boston is the capital and most populous city of Massachusetts. As of 2005, the city of Boston's population was 596,638. Additionally, Boston lies within a large metropolitan area, the 11th largest in the United States, known as "Greater Boston", which is home to approximately 4.4 million people. Boston is not only the largest city in Massachusetts, but also in the whole of New England, and hence is often considered the unofficial cultural and business capital of the region.

Boston, Massachusetts Attractions in Boston include:

Boston Facts


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  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in Boston include Bain & Company, Bain Capital, Gilette (now a subsiduary of Proctor & Gamble), Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, New Balance and The Boston Consulting Group.

  • The principal airport serving Boston is Logan International.

  • Boston is sometimes known as the "Athens of America" because of the many teaching, educational and research institutions located in the area - including over 100 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston Area, and more than 250,000 students in Boston and Cambridge. Some of the leading educational institutions in Boston include Boston University, Harvard University's business and medical schools, Northeastern University and Suffolk University. Boston University is a private research university and 4th largest employer in the city. Northeastern University is a private national research university known for its links with business and industry. Suffolk University is a small private university, particularly known for its law school.

  • Professional sports franchises in Boston include the baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, the basketball team, the Boston Celtics, and the ice hockey team, the Boston Bruins.

  • Boston's nicknames include "Athens of America", "B-town", "Bean Town", "BeanCity", "Beantown", "City of Notions", "Puritan City", "The Bean", "The Cradle of Liberty", "The Hub", and "The Hub of the Universe".

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Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-11-01
Paperback (128 pages)

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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Boston will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from Boston Common to Fenway Park to the historic Harvard University.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Boston.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the city's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-07-18
Paperback (208 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston
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Your in-depth guide to the very best of Boston. Make the most of your trip to this beautiful destination with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Boston's stunning architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city has to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Boston.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights from the guide, a selected sight and street index, public transit information, practical information on getting around, and a chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston truly shows you these places as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Boston, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

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Fodor's New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2016-06-14
Paperback (784 pages)

Fodor s New England: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's New England highlights the best this classic American destination has to offer:  Boston's Revolutionary-era sites, Connecticut's antiques, Rhode Island's mansions, the rocky Maine coast, Vermont's Green Mountains, and New Hampshire's Lake District. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s correspondent to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from leaf peeping and skiing to antiquing and fine dining.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Fall foliage road trip itineraries
· In-depth breakout features on Boston’s Freedom Trail, antiques and crafts shopping, the mansions of Newport, winter activities in Vermont, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and Maine’s lighthouses
· Coverage of: Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Inland Maine, and the Maine Coast

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts

By John S. Burk & Michael Tougias

Burk John S
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AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts
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Available for the first time in vibrant full-color, this indispensable guide has been fully revised and updated to bring you 60 of the best day hikes in the Boston area. Whether you are an avid hiker or are looking for walks near the city, this book is a must-have resource for both day-long adventures and shorter outings. From the famed beaches of Cape Cod to the contemplative stillness of Walden Pond, to new hikes in Bradley Palmer State Park and Massasoit State Park, this new edition adds five brand new hikes to explore the eastern portion of Massachusetts in greater depth.

Best Day Hikes near Boston, 3rd Edition, takes you on hikes in the Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills, the sands of Crane Beach, and the secluded forests of eastern Massachusetts. Both visitors and locals alike will find something to enjoy in this volume offering a variety of trails for all experience levels and interests. An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. With GPS coordinates for all trailheads, information on time, distance, and difficulty, as well as enriching essays about the area's natural and social history, this is the one-stop guide to the 60 best day hikes near Boston.

Inside You'll Find:
  • 60 hikes ideal for hikers of all ability levels

  • GPS coordinates to all trailheads

  • Locator map and at-a-glance trip planner for easy planning

  • Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights

  • Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail

  • Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack

  • Essays on the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the region

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Bay Circuit Trail Map and Guide by Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN-13: 978-1-6284-2-024-1
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Western Massachusetts, by René Laubach
ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-012-8
Massachusetts Trail Guide, 10th Edition, edited by John S. Burk
ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-020-3

Frommer's Boston day by day

By Marie Morris

FrommerMedia
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Frommer's Boston Day-by-Day Guide is the complete up-to-date reference for visitors who want to maximize their stay in the smartest, most time-efficient way. This invaluable guide offers reviews on a wide array of sightseeing, lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment options in all price ranges, and also includes thematic and walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods with Frommer's trademark candid and accessible expertise.

Not For Tourists Guide to Boston 2017

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The Not For Tourists Guide to Boston is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guidebook for already street-savvy Bostonians, business travelers, and tourists alike. It divides the city into 28 neighborhoods, mapped out and marked with user-friendly icons identifying services and entertainment venues. Restaurants, banks, community gardens, hiking, public transportation, and landmarks—NFT packs it all into one convenient pocket-sized guide.

Want to catch a game of one of our world champion teams? NFT has you covered. How about eating the best pizza of the entire East Coast? We’ve got that, too. The nearest ritzy restaurant, historic trail, jazz lounge, or bookstore—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. This light and portable guide also features:

• A foldout highway map
• Sections on all of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville
• More than 110 neighborhood and city maps
• Listings for theaters, museums, entertainment hotspots, and nightlife

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Moon New England Road Trip: Boston, Acadia National Park, White Mountains, Berkshires, Newport, and Cape Cod (Travel Guide)

By Jen Rose Smith

Smith Jen Rose
Released: 2017-06-20
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  • Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Sample farm-fresh cuisine in the Berkshires, or hit up the famous Tanglewood music festival in the summer. Dive into Boston's revolutionary history, or cruise down bucolic lanes of Woodstock. Take to the sea off the coast of Maine to spot humpback whales and puffin colonies, or lounge on the beach and snag a buttery lobster roll
  • Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "A Tour of the Fall Foliage," as well as suggestions for spending time in Boston, New York City, Coastal Maine, The Berkshires, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire's White Mountains, Newport, Cape Cod, and Acadia National Park
  • Local Expert: Local New Englander and road warrior Jen Rose Smith shares the highway secrets of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island
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Boston (National Geographic Destination City Map)

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One of the oldest cities in the United States and home to some of the most renowned universities in the world, Boston will captivate visitors with its mix of historical sites from colonial days and modern high-rises. National Geographic's City Destination map of Boston is the perfect travel companion for business and leisure travelers alike, combining a unique and easy-to-read road map with an essential travel guide. Pinpointed on the map are hundreds of popular and lesser know points of interest, including monuments, notable buildings, churches, hotels, theaters, subway (The "T") and railway stations, parks, police stations and hospitals, including 3D depictions of many popular sites, like the Museum of Fine Arts, Faneuil Hall and Fenway Park. For visitors interested in walking tours, the historic Freedom, Black Heritage and Maritime trails are mapped.

Finding your destination will be simplified by the map's user friendly index of streets, notable buildings, theaters, hotels, parks, subway stations, ferry stops and other points of interest. A regional map, a comprehensive subway (The "T") map, a diagram of Logan Airport and transit information will aid in your acclimation. Background information about the city and its most popular sites is also provided.

Every Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:11,250
  • Sheet Size = 24.75" x 17.75"
  • Folded Size = 4" x 8.75"

Newcomer's Handbook For Moving to and Living in Boston: Including Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville

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Called invaluable and highly recommended by Library Journal, these best-selling relocation guidebooks in the USA feature in-depth neighborhood and community profiles, as well as chapters on getting settled, helpful services, childcare and education, transportation and more.

Massachusetts State Map

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Rand McNally
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Massachusetts State Map
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Rand McNally's folded map for Massachusetts is a must-have for anyone traveling in or through the state, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways and much more.

Points of interest
State park chart
State mileage chart
Driving times map
On-the-road toolbox
Visitor center information
Climate data
State facts & symbols
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed indexed

Coverage Area

Detailed maps include: Boston & Vicinity, Downtown Boston, Cape Cod National Seashore, Lowell/Lawrence, New Bedford/Fall River, Springfield, Worcester

Product Details

Measures 9.0" x 4.125" and folds out to 25.5" x 36.75"


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