See all of Boston's
from an Insider's perspective! From
world-class attractions to the hidden
treasures often overlooked
by other guide books, The Boston
Insider has it all. Our money-saving
guide shows you how you
can can enjoy the best our city has to
offer without going broke in the process
-- and our survival
tips help you cope with
some of the everyday situations you will
encounter in Boston. Want a place to
relax and have a tasty meal? We list some
of our favorite restaurants,
with an emphasis on the Boston area's
finest brew pubs.
Need to cool off a bit?
Take a trip to the New
England Aquarium and visit
the penguin exhibit -- the feeling of Arctic air will really help you beat the Boston heat.
No matter what the season, we
love the beaches near Boston. Two of our favorites are on the
North Shore: Plum
Island in Newbury and Cranes Beach in
Ipswich. Want to read about our other favorites? See our
descriptions for the best
beaches in the Boston area.
We always recommend a walk along the Freedom Trail to visitors, both as a well-organized way to
explore the city and as a great way to learn about its rich
history. The trail begins at the Boston Common and finishes at
the Bunker Hill Monument on the opposite side of the river
separating Boston and Charlestown. Got kids in tow? Think about
joining Boston by Foot for their child's-eye view of the Freedom Trail's
architecture and history. Their tour is especially designed for
young walkers of 6 to 12 years.
OF SUMMER ARE BACK AT FENWAY!
Can the Sox beat the Bambino's curse
again this year? See the Red Sox in action and you
can decide for yourself! As an extra bonus,
when you go to Fenway, you'll be in the
oldest baseball park still in use. It was
built in 1912 and is famous for the left
field wall called the "Green
This annual celebration
runs from Saturday, July 24th to Sunday, August 1st. Located in a
charming waterfront town, this weeklong event includes a
sparkling smorgasbord of parades, fireworks, riverside concerts,
craft fairs, art exhibitions, road races, and much more. Visit
the Yankee Homecoming web site for a day-by-day schedule of happenings.
Make Way for Ducklings, by
Robert McCloskey (Viking, 1941). This
Caldecott Medal winner follows a loving
pair of ducks in search of the perfect
place to raise their family. In the most
famous scene, traffic comes to a stop as
the mother leads her ducklings across the
street to Boston Public Gardens, where
they make their home.
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