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Shop Charles Street, Boston

With its cobbled-brick sidewalk and gas-gone-electric street lamps, you can almost imagine Paul Revere strolling down Charles Street. Adding to the historic... more

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Nightlife North End, Boston

A stroll through the North End's narrow cobblestoned streets is a romantic way to end a night. Mike's Pastry attracts hordes of tourists, but skip it and cross... more

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Nightlife Mojito's Lounge, Boston

Boston isn't normally associated with Latin dancing, but on Fridays and Saturdays this club near Park Street packs in a young, multicultural crowd for... more

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Nightlife Lansdowne Street, Boston

This stretch of clubs, bars, and restaurants across from Fenway Park is Boston's one-stop destination for a rowdy night on the town. The Fenway crowd gathers to... more

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B&G Oysters Ltd.
Eating B&G Oysters Ltd., Boston

Chef/owner Barbara Lynch's South End hot spot attracts le tout Boston for excellent lobster rolls and, of course, bivalves, shucked to order and washed down... more

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O Ya
Eating O Ya, Boston

On a side street in the gritty Leather District, O Ya's location is as unconventional as its tantalizingly novel sushi menu. Opt for a counter seat at this... more

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Neptune Oyster
Eating Neptune Oyster, Boston

You know a seafood restaurant means business when the menu includes a tower of as many oysters, clams, and shrimp as you and at least five friends can handle... more

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Eating Clio, Boston

Put simply, Clio chef Ken Oringer is one of the best in America. His French–Asian hybrids (heavy on the French) astonish everyone, however jaded. Reading... more

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See + Do Boston Harbor Islands, Boston

Just a seven-mile ferryboat ride across the Boston Harbor, this little-known national park makes a great day trip on a sunny summer day. The park extends to 34... more

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Boston Duck Tours
See + Do Boston Duck Tours, Boston

Put your skepticism aside: This tour of Boston on WWII amphibious vehicles is actually fun and informative (with the occasional historical embellishment). The... more

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See + Do Boston Common and Public Garden, Boston

City-center Boston Common is the nation's oldest public park. Cattle grazed here between 1634 and 1830, but today, the rolling green hills and bench-lined... more

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Museum of Fine Arts
See + Do Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

One of America's grandest art museums, the MFA holds American and European paintings from the 7th century to the present (Sargent, O'Keefe, and Monet are... more

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Institute of Contemporary Art
See + Do Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Founded in 1936, the ICA showcases work by the likes of Nan Goldin, Mona Hatoum, Paul Chan, and Julian Opie (major exhibitions rotate three times per year). But... more

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See + Do Freedom Trail, Boston

Winding around 16 historical sites, the two-and-a-half-mile Freedom Trail is a good introduction to Boston history—and also to the city's sometimes... more

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deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
See + Do deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Boston

More popular with locals than tourists, the deCordova is off the beaten track by virtue of its location, about 16 miles west of Boston, in the picturesque town... more

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See + Do Cambridge, Harvard University, and MIT, Boston

Billing itself as "Boston's Left Bank," Cambridge is an academic center, a technological corridor, and a vibrant, multicultural city located just across the... more

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Boston Symphony Orchestra
See + Do Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston

Bostonians display a similar devotion to the Boston Symphony Orchestra as they do to their beloved Red Sox. One of the finest orchestras in the world, the BSO... more

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See + Do Boston Red Sox / Fenway Park, Boston

Even Yankees fans have to admit that there's something special about seeing a ball game at Fenway Park. First opened in 1912, it's one of the smallest stadiums... more

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