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       Boston
2011
by Marie Morris
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marie Morris
grew up in New York and graduated from Harvard, where she studied history. She has
worked for Newser.com,
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magazine, the
Boston Herald,
Boston
magazine, and the
New York Times.
She’s the author of
Frommer’s Boston Day by Day
and
Boston For Dummies,
and she covers Boston for
Frommer’s New England. She lives in Boston, not far from Paul Revere.
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CONTENTS
List of Maps 
vi
1
 THE BEST OF BOSTON 
1
The Most Unforgettable Travel
Experiences 2
The Best Splurge Hotels 2
The Best Moderately Priced
Hotels 3
The Most Unforgettable Dining
Experiences 3
The Best Free (Or Almost Free)
Things to Do 4
The Best Outdoor Activities 5
The Best Museums 5
The Best Activities for Families 6
The Best Shopping 7
2
BOSTON IN DEPTH 
8
Boston Today 8
Looking Back at Boston 10
Boston in Popular Culture: Books,
Films, TV & Music 15
Dining in Boston 17
3
PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO BOSTON 
19
When to Go 19
BOSTON CALENDAR OF EVENTS 
21
Entry Requirements 25
LET’S MAKE A DEAL 
27
Getting There & Around 27
Money & Costs 39
Health 41
Crime & Safety 41
Specialized Travel Resources 42
Sustainable Tourism 44
IT’S EASY BEING GREEN 
45
Special-Interest & Escorted Trips 45
Staying Connected 47
4
SUGGESTED BOSTON ITINERARIES 
50
THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF 
50
The Best of Boston in 1 Day 55
The Best of Boston in 2 Days 59
The Best of Boston in 3 Days 60
SUGGESTED EVENING ITINERARIES 
61
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