Boston - West End & North End (PDF Chapter)
This is the West End & North End chapter from Lonely Planet’s Boston guidebook.
These side-by-side neighborhoods could not be more different from each other. The West End – formerly a multicultural, working-class neighborhood – was razed by ‘urban renewal’ in the 1950s.
By contrast, the North End feels like an Old World enclave. Italian immigrants and their descendants have held court in this warren of narrow streets and alleys since the 1920s.
- Pomodoro Strolling the cobblestone streets, browsing the boutiques and soaking up the Old World atmosphere in the North End and then squeezing into one of the candlelit tables for amazing Italian food and service.
- Liberty Hotel Gawking at the architecture and appreciating the irony that this former jailhouse is now a luxury hotel.
- Old North Church Gazing at the steeple and imagining the lanterns signaling the approach of the British Regulars (soldiers).
- restaurants & accommodation
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