Boston - Downtown & Waterfront (PDF Chapter)

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

Quincy Market is a fun stop to admire public art, cheer on street performers and soak up the festive atmosphere. With the sun sparkling off the harbor, it’s hard to resist this city by the sea.

  • frolick in the Ring Fountain, ride the carousel and walk the labyrinth in the Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • maps
  • take a whalewatching boat out to Stellwagen Bank to spy on whales, dolphins and other sea life
  • transportation
  • remember the first violent confrontation of the American Revolution at the site of the Boston Massacre
  • restaurants & bars

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

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