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Boston - Downtown & Waterfront (Chapter)

5th Edition Aug 2012

This is the Downtown & Waterfront chapter from Lonely Planet's Boston guidebook.

Downtown is a bustling business district crammed with modern complexes and colonial buildings, including Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. The Waterfront is home to the Harborwalk and the New England Aquarium, as well as the Harbor Island ferries.

  • soak up the sun, explore an old fort, splash in the sea, munch on wild berries, spy on the resident birds and bunnies, and enjoy the seascape from the Boston Harbor Islands
  • maps
  • remember the first violent confrontation of the American Revolution at the site of the Boston Massacre
  • transport
  • take a whale-watching boat out to Stellwagen Bank to observe whales, dolphins and other sea life
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment,Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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