North End
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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.
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Neighbourhood: 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 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.
How to get there
  • Haymarket • 5 min walk
  • Aquarium • 8 min walk
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bill s
Plymouth, MA17 contributions
Nov 2022
Pizza extrodinare you cant get any better thin crust hearty sauce and the toppings to die for. once you you try this great pizza nothing else compares
Written 22 November 2022
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LacrosseTraveller
Tucson, AZ287 contributions
Nov 2022
What a piece of Boston, great sites, smells and quaint restaurants and shops. Can’t go wrong at any little spot to stop in.
Written 10 November 2022
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Judy P
London, UK156 contributions
Oct 2022
We visited the North End on a Free Walking Tour, which also covered part of the Freedom Trail, Paul Revere, and even a glimpse of Bunker Hill across the river. Andrew our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and he presented the tour in a very interesting way.
Written 10 November 2022
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OceanP0int
West Bath, ME16 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Had the opportunity to take the Downeaster from Portland to Boston.
Beautiful way to enter the city
Stayed At the Canopy, Hilton , along the greenway. Steps from the North end and all the fabulous eating establishments
To many to list!!
Cannoli’s are a must.
Written 30 October 2022
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SerenaG1967
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom43 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
A lovely bustling part of Boston. We looked at almost every menu. The prices varied greatly from one to another, but we selected a restaurant that suited our family of four, two vegetarians and one fussy eater, we weren’t disappointed. One of the best Italian meals we’ve ever had.
Written 29 October 2022
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Mandy C
Denver, CO19 contributions
Sep 2022
Maybe there's a bad restaurant here, but surely the atmosphere would make up for it? I don't know... the advice we got was to just go & find a table. So glad we did. Loved our meal, but loved the vibe even more.
Written 18 October 2022
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RJTO
Toronto, Canada47 contributions
Sep 2022
With lots of winding streets that were once hidden by the elevated highway, the North End has come into its own as a tourist destination. It sits between the harbour & the new greenway making for a great place to get lost & enjoy some Italian-American food.
Written 28 September 2022
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Steven F
Moscow, ID13 contributions
Sep 2022
More restaurants than one could explore in a month! The family Salumeria Italian Deli was fantastic, esp. salsiccia peccante!
Written 25 September 2022
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA525 contributions
Sep 2022
The North End is a historic neighborhood with buildings & winding (and confusing!) streets going back to Boston's Colonial times. There are numerous Italian restaurants (particularly along Hannover Street), so you won't go hungry. The Freedom Trail winds through the neighborhood, so the historic buildings are easy to find.
Written 19 September 2022
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Anthony M
London, UK7 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
You can’t go to Boston without stopping here. Great cross between historic sights and incredible food, usually from a long line of tradition so you know it’s going to be great. Lots of local favorites to grab
Written 18 September 2022
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