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This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church...more
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Boston, MA 02109
North End
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The North End is a MUST to see when visiting historical Boston. Wear good walking shoes because there is a LOT of walking in order to see everything!! And, allow plenty of time.

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun area reminds me of Italy. Great restaurants and wonderful people. Street food when they have festivals. Nice stroll to points of interest. Couldn’t get enough of this area of Boston.

Thank George M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots and lots of wonderful Restaurants and shops. Very colorful area. Right by the Paul Revere house and also on the Freedom trail.

Thank Mama18
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love the little town feeling, the many options to eat and the history of some of the places; really nice place all around.

Thank DonatoInWeston
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to MAMA MIA's again for the best veal parm aroun. All the restaurants in the north end has great food but this is our favorite.

Thank frank c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We discovered this fun area of Boston as we followed the Freedom Trail. Full of history and numerous Italian restaurants, delis and bakeries. I wouldn’t want to drive in this area as streets are narrow and traffic is heavy on weekends. Come hungry!

Thank Corgilove56
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plan to walk this historic and compact neighborhood and come hungry. There are many famous attractions packed into this area known for its narrow one-way streets and great Italian restaurants. An easy walk to and from the Old State House and Faneuil Hall on the...More

Thank Yablonski
Reviewed 6 days ago

There was a cute little Italian bakery, not to far from the statue of Paul Revere's ride. All very fresh. And a great little Italian restaurant across the street.

Thank Marlene H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun place to visit. Must do when visiting Boston. I love looking at all of the buildings. Lots of nice restaurants to choose from.

Thank Borenfamx5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is just what you would expect - narrow, winding streets, old buildings, lots of cool restaurants and lots of people. Be careful careful crossing the streets and don’t drive there - parking is almost non-existent.

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
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North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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adnan a
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Richard I | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned there is wide variety of places to dine, take a walk and check out menues.
January 20, 2018|
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Response from the12thmanseattle | Reviewed this property |
I love the Harborside Inn, as it's a quick walk over there and a great location.
Randy A
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late with this response, been traveling :-) If you're looking for a true "lobster bake" you won't find that at a restaurant. Those types of things need to be catered. There are lines most everywhere unless... More