It may be best known for the sites that gave birth to the American Revolution, but Boston – along with neighbouring Ivy League university town Cambridge – is also a youthful city with innovative museums and galleries, raucous rock clubs, a thriving culinary scene and great shopping concentrated in a conveniently compact area.
Time Out Boston covers the must-see historic landmarks in depth, but also takes you off the Freedom Trail to the places Bostonians go for a culture fix, including the cutting-edge Institute of Contemporary Art in the developing Seaport District, the revamped Harvard Art Museums complex, due to open in 2015, and the Museum of Fine Arts, which recently debuted a dramatic new wing by Foster & Partners. Our team of local writers has selected and reviewed the best new restaurants, bars and shops – in hip, off-the-beaten-path neighbourhoods as well as prime tourist districts – while reserving space for the essential classics.
The Boston city guide highlights:
- Full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place
- Handy pull-out Boston map
- Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Boston, but also restaurants, bars and shops – all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter
- Top 20 list of the must-see highlights
- Itineraries to help you plan your visit
- Critic’s choices pick out the best Boston sights, experiences and cultural highlights – at a glance
- All Boston restaurants and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way
- Boston hotels independently reviewed