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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” (603 reviews)
“italian food” (431 reviews)
“mike's pastry” (344 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boston, MA 02109
North End
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved walking around the streets in the North End! The assortment of restaurants, bakeries, pubs, and shops were such fun that we went back several times. Ate a fantastic meal at Ristorante Saraceno, and had the BEST chocolate covered cheesecake at Modern Bakery - (better...More

Thank Patti4
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite tourist attraction. We went at night and it is amazing! The little streets and the old lighting makes you feel like you are living back in the civil war days. The food is amazing.....anywhere you pick. You must stop at Mike's...More

Thank Mindy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely area this is to walk round. Following the Freedom Trail we had briefly walked through part of this area. We came back here for the final day of the Feast of St. Anthony and it appeared the entire City was packed into...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

To wander through Boston's North end is warmly recommended. You will find historic landmarks on the Freedom Trail such as the Paul Revere House and the Old North Church, can admire the old colonial type buildings. There is a large concentration of restaurants on Salem...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great night out in North End. It was a lot bigger than expected. Lotsv of good restaurants and pastry places.

Thank jbpb08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an interesting part of Boston, this is essentually where most of the history that we studied in grade school happened. Very old burying ground located here, Old North Church ("one if by land, two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore shall...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went down to the North End without any plan on where to go. We asked a passing door man at a hotel what his favourite Italian restaurant was near by and he made an excellent suggestion. It really is bustling on a Friday night,...More

Thank GeoFi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in the North End for our first visit to Boston in and Airbnb apartment. Would def stay in this area again! Lots going on all the time, tons of restaurants, bars, markets, park, T, history all walking distance. Beautiful area with great people.

Thank EllicasMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily spend the day here as we did and still not see it all. Wander around little Italy, Old North Church, Paul Revere Mall, the Quincy Market, Public Markets and shops. Take your choice of the many wonderful restaurants. Plenty of parking garages...More

Thank CDM49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many restaurants to choose from. They all look great and smell good too. Hard choices but any are good. Walking was easy and lots of sights.

Thank David H
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 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
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