Lonely Planet Pocket Boston (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Mara Vorhees
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Lonely Planet's Pocket Boston is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park, follow the Freedom Trail, or sip a coffee in Harvard Square; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Boston and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Boston:
- Full-color maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Free, convenient pull-out Boston map (included in print version), plus over 15 color neighborhood maps
- User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
- Covers Charlestown, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Boston , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.
- Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Boston's neighborhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Boston guide.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's New England guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mara Vorhees.
About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
History (or on the website). Eating 5ParamountCAFETERIA$$ MAP GOOGLE MAP This old-fashioned cafeteria is a neighborhood favorite, especially for brunch. Basic diner fare includes pancakes, steak and eggs, burgers and sandwiches, and big, hearty salads. For dinner they add table service and candlelight – the place goes upscale without losing its down-home charm. (www.paramountboston.com; 44 Charles St; mains breakfast & lunch $6-12, dinner $15-23; h7am-10pm Mon-Thu, to 11pm Fri,
prix-fixe dinner $38; h11:30am-3pm Mon-Fri & 5-10pm daily; YBowdoin) 5Scollay SquareAMERICAN$$ MAP GOOGLE MAP Down the road from the former Scollay Sq, this retro restaurant hearkens back to the glory days of its namesake. Old photos and memorabilia adorn the walls, while suits sip martinis to big-band music. The classic American fare is reliably good, with the lobster mac-and-cheese as the perennial favorite. (www.scollaysquare.com; 21 Beacon St; sandwiches & small plates $11-13, dinner
tastings take place in a room overlooking the brewery, while the weekend tours provide an overview of the brewing process (also with samples). Tours last about one hour and they often sell out, so don't come too late in the day. (www.harpoonbrewery.com; 306 Northern Ave; tours $5; hbeer hall 11am-7pm Sun-Wed, to 11pm Thu-Sat, tours noon-5pm Sun-Wed, to 6pm Thu-Sat; gSL1 or SL2, YSouth Station) 6Last HurrahHOTEL BAR MAP GOOGLE MAP It’s now named for the 1956 novel about former Boston mayor
4 hours 5Take a Break Quincy Market's ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com; Congress St; h10am-9pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun; Wvc; YHaymarket) food court has myriad options for a quick lunch and several full-service restaurants. History buffs can dine at Union Oyster House ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; www.unionoysterhouse.com; 41 Union St; mains lunch $15-20, dinner $22-32; h11am-9:30pm; YHaymarket), the oldest restaurant in the US. 1 Boston Common The Freedom Trail starts at the
cocktails. Best for Coffee Thinking Cup Treat yourself to a frothy hazelnut latte. Algiers Coffee House Strong coffee in a leisurely setting. Best Sports Bars Bleacher Bar The ultimate baseball bar. Caffé dello Sport Join the locals sipping Campari and watching futbol. Boston Beer Works Located near major sporting venues. Best for GLBT Club Café Tasty food, friendly people, good times. Fritz The only gay sports bar in town – a South End original. Best Nightclubs