Boston for Dummies

Boston for Dummies

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From Faneuil Hall to Fenway Park, Harvard Square to Beacon Hill, Boston is as beloved for its centuries of history as it is for its sparkling contemporary culture. It's also a very doable and enticing vacation destination. This user-friendly guide is packed with all the info travelers need for a memorable trip to Beantown, including: Helpful tips and tons of maps for getting around by subway, bus, ferry, taxi, and car; On-the-money shopping tips by neighborhood and type of store; Great day trip itineraries for historic hotspots and seaside havens including Concord, Salem, Glouchester, and Rockport; Whale watching, historic landmarks, dining out, nightlife, and more Like every "For Dummies" travel guide, "Boston For Dummies", Second Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice; What you shouldn't miss and what you can skip; The best restaurants and hotels for every budget; and lots of detailed maps.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 19.6mm | 544.32g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, maps (some col.)
  • 0764554913
  • 9780764554919

About Marie Morris

Marie Morris grew up in New York City, then studied history at Harvard College. She has lived in the Boston area for most of the past two decades. Since 1997, she has written the Frommer's Boston travel guide and contributed to Frommer's New England. She has also been, among other things, an assistant sports editor at the Boston Herald and an editor at Boston magazine. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, horse racing, and traveling. Marie lives in the North End, not far from the Freedom Trail, where she often encounters readers bring along your copy of Boston For Dummies, and you might meet her there.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Boston. Chapter 2: Deciding When to Go. Chapter 3: Planning Your Budget. Chapter 4: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs. Part II: Ironing Out the Details. Chapter 5: Getting to Boston. Chapter 6: Deciding Where to Stay. Chapter 7: Booking Your Room. Chapter 8: Boston's Best Hotels. Chapter 9: Taking Care of the Remaining Details. Part III: Settling Into Boston. Chapter 10: Arriving and Getting Oriented. Chapter 11: Getting Around Boston. Chapter 12: Managing Your Money. Part IV: Dining in Boston. Chapter 13: The Scoop on the Boston Dining Scene. Chapter 14: Boston's Best Restaurants. Chapter 15: Snacks and Meals on the Go. Part V: Exploring Boston. Chapter 16: Boston's Top Sights. Chapter 17: More Cool Things to See and Do. Chapter 18: Seeing Boston by Guided Tour. Chapter 19: A Shop--'Til--You--Drop Guide to Boston. Chapter 20: Five Great Boston Itineraries. Chapter 21: Exploring Beyond Boston: Four Great Day--Trips. Part VI: Living It Up after the Sun Goes Down: Boston Nightlife. Chapter 22: Boston's Cultural Scene. Chapter 23: Hitting the Clubs and Bars. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: The Top Ten Ways Not to Look Like a Tourist. Chapter 25: The Top Ten Free (or Almost Free) Activities. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Worksheets. Index.
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