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North End

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North End
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Address: Boston, MA 02109
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful...

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.

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North End Pizza Tour
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Little Italy Photography Tour
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Boston Jewish Culture Walking Tour

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Walking streets like yesteryear

And also getting a feel for Italian culture in Boston. If one can forget the speed with which we move these days, stroll a bit slower and look up at the buildings along these... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And also getting a feel for Italian culture in Boston. If one can forget the speed with which we move these days, stroll a bit slower and look up at the buildings along these streets, there is a lot that the buildings can say to us. Also watch the people along these streets. They are most likely descendants from some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can still hear Italian in some shops and restaurants- huge range of places to eat - very authentic. Coffee amazing! Especially after too much American coffee!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice experience in one of my favourite place in Boston. We are italians visiting from Italy and we found many more authentic italian places compared to the once in NYC. Shops with real italian food and bakeries, very nice shops and houses . And easy to walk with the genious freedom trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a guided walk through the North End and saw the nicest cafés, Italian Restaurants and some interesting pretty churches. We can really recommend to go there for a walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The North End is known for its good restaurants and bakeries, such as Mike's Pastries. It also has a great view of the water front, and often has things like farmers markets and great pub crawls. It's a hub for foodies and has a great night life. It's a great spot to immerse yourself in some of the best things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had a bad meal in the north end. There are tons of great Italian restaurants and the only difference is some are more expensive than others, some are fancier than others. Just look at the menu and see what you want to eat and go there. You wont be disappointed. Or just walk on Hanover and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never go to Boston without a visit to the North End. Tons of great restaurants to visit, MIKES for Cannoli is a must.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolled round here, after being to Quincy Market. This is like the old part of Boston and very quaint. Lovely independent shops too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to like? On your visit to Boston, don't forget to include a walk along the narrow streets that make up the North End of Boston. You can visit the Paul Revere House (a fee is required) and the Old North Church (a fee is required), although you can walk into the foyer to take a look and snap... More 

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The North End is one of my favorite Boston neighborhoods. You get the true feel of what it would be like to have lived there over the years. The streets are small and still cobblestone and brick. You would need years to explore all the best restaurant options. It is very debatable upon Boston locals which pastry and pasta places... More 

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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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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