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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
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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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A very Italian area

We love the North End. So many great Italian restaurants to choose from. The Italian Bakeries are numerous. One night we counted five! It's just fun to walk around.St... read more

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We love the North End. So many great Italian restaurants to choose from. The Italian Bakeries are numerous. One night we counted five! It's just fun to walk around.St. Steven's Catholic is a beautiful historic church. A well preserved area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Helps if you know some history and also know where to look for the good family restaurants. Each year that I've gone have always been able to find some of the best restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Some fantastic restaurants, queues to get in. Cake shops too many choices. Historical part of the Freedom Trail, North End Church. Paul Revere's home, Revere Mall and so on

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

A walking experience of Boston's North End district is not to be missed. Be sure to go to the market area to see all sorts of pushcart delight in addition to the small shop and open areas. Then be sure to sample some of the many smaller restaurants which are delightful experiences and top it off with a stop at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Narrow streets, people every where, Italian food, The best bakeries. The secret to great cannoli is they fill them when you order them. Yum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Boston for years on business. No trip is complete without a dinner in the North end. All of the restaurants are great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Lots of activities to attend the day in this part of Boston. Italian eateries everywhere you turn. Historical buildings abound and bars and restaurants offer plenty of nightlife. Quincy marketplace offers plenty of shopping and speciality stores to wander through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The north end is a great place to visit , so much history there , and a must is Paul revere house , and the old north church , great place for walking all day and night , feels very safe , it's an old Italian section , great Italian restaurant , also fantastic pastry shop and cafes , it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

David P. did the tour of Boston's Italian neighborhood, the North End on what was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. He was energized, enthusiastic and he could be heard easily. I'm a native Bostonian and I believe he gets the history right! Gives you perspectives on 17th; 18th; and 19th century through events, people, locations and current tastes in dining. Has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Plenty of Italian and other ethnicity restaurants. Things to watch through the Freedom trail just across. Close to public transportation and very entertaining. Historical, yet contemporain. Nice to visit.

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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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