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North End

Boston, MA 02109
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Boston's North End and Waterfront Walking Tour
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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 while you're in the neighborhood.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (590 reviews)
“italian food” (408 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (334 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is more like Little Italy than the one in New York. It is fantastic if you want Italian food or pastries. It was unbelievably crowded on Saturday. Get reservations for restaurants ahead of time. Park elsewhere and don't attempt to drive since the streets...More

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We paid a visit to the North End of Boston for two reasons - cannolis and pizza. First stop was Mike's Pastry, a short walk from the Haymarket stop off the Orange Line route of the T (subway system). It is the place to go...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tons of shops and restaurants, it's near tons of attractions such as Faneuil, Quincy Market, Little Italy, and Freedom Trail.

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The employees were very friendly and the place was beautiful. The tours were very reasonable. They had plenty of signs explaining various items in the place. I recommend the behind the scenes tour.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The streets around North End are really thigh, but is worth to drive around. There are a lot of brick houses and so many local restaurants.

Thank D_v_D_usa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Seeing Paul There's house and other points of interest make the North End worth the walk. It skirts the Rose Kennedy beltway, which is a series of gardens built on the grounds left after the Big Dig was completed and traffic moved below ground.

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 5 days ago

The North End is full of Boston history going back to the Revolution. It is also an Italian section of the city. There are lots of restaurants and shops. Mike's Pastry shop is a favorite with tourists and locals. Then there is the Old North...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This part of town has the best Italian cafes, restaurants, small shops and bakeries. The streets are tiny and the locals all seem to know each other. Walk through and explore. I wouldn't recommend driving this area of town as it gets crowded in the...More

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great restaurants and intesting people on this walk. Make sure you visit Mike's pastry shop. Many Italian restaurants to choose from.

Thank earz2u
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loosen your belts and get your credit cards ready. We felt safe here, and the competition among Italian restaurants is fierce! The food at Nico was excellent.

Thank Enigmaman95
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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Randy A
12 September 2017|
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Response from Carla S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. The best I can suggest is that you ask your concierge at your hotel . . . they usually have that kind of information. Otherwise, perhaps the Chamber of Commerce keeps a listing? Or Yelp?
20 July 2017|
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Response from foodnut003 | Reviewed this property |
Like the other post, we walked everywhere. Only used mass transit when traversing the city for Boston Marathon viewing. It is very walk-able and unless you have small children or others for whom it's difficult to walk, would... More
20 June 2017|
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Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
First things first, if you are coming in from Logan Airport and know how to work subways, you do NOT have to pay a penny getting into Boston. Take the SL1 (Silver Line 1) airport shuttle from any arriving terminal to SOUTH... More