I was looking through the book to find more factual information about the communities, but came across a lot of tourist-y stuff instead. Instead of just making recommendations, it often presents pros and cons of options. I buy a new one before every trip we take to Boston, hoping to find some gem inside that we have yet to discover. I went to Boston for St. Unfortunately nothing on Salem, the North Shore, Plymouth and other surrounding areas of interest. Boston Discovery Guide® is a Registered Trademark.
I have no immediate travel plans in place, but I have long wished to visit Massachusetts. Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Boston's stunning architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city has to offer. Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. It is a 2017 edition so at the time of reading, the information is right up to date. Most of the restaurants that were discussed were pretty expensive. It is color-coded by area of town, with the city broken down into five sections. I felt that this book and its visual qualities would be more helpful to me than other travel guides.
But the book has beautiful pictures. Short, concise descriptions about attractions, restaurants, cruises, etc. This is the book I should have brought with me to Boston, rather than. How can you tell a tourist from somebody who lives in Boston? Also, the major sights have dedicated pages with detailed illustrations and points of interest within the sights themselves. Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. The Red Sox, our sometimes winning, more often losing local team is the place to start.
He combines detailed information about the Freedom Trail with a historical perspective about the events leading up to the American Revolution. Organized by neighborhoods, the book describes the history, architectural styles, and many more details of all the significant buildings in each area - which on some blocks is every single building, house, major site such as the historic burying grounds , and even some monuments. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. Each section has a short blurb about it, then is followed by a street-by-street guide. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. Boston's Best Bargain Hotels Copyright © 2008-2019 Boston Discovery Guide®.
I use this example because getting around town and seeing it, is a pretty basic activity of most visitors. Free, color pull-out map print edition marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances. Numerous black and white photos bring the text to life. Planning on visiting other destinations on the East Coast? Tour the Northeast state by state, from the rocky coast of Maine to the river landscapes of Connecticut to the world-class culture of revolutionary Boston. Discover the best of Boston with this indispensable travel guide.
We publish guides to more than 200 destinations around the world, from handy pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. One wouldn't even know there are at least three trolly systems because the entire trolley experience is described in two sentences, mentioning just two trolleys! Several of the islands are accessible by public ferry, while you'll need to sail to the outer islands. If you bring on your trip, we suggest also packing a magnifying glass. While lacking the personality that other guidebooks have, there's a reason the Eyewitness books are so good: excellent illustrations, in-depth research, and practical advice for the traveler. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away.
In fact, this is our 1 recommendation if you want to pick only one Boston travel guide, fullsize or compact. In addition, comprehensive travel books provide tips about getting here, public transportation, where to shop, and all kinds of other things to make your trip planning easy. There are, of course, sections that briefly cover Boston's history and that give basic travel information. Overall, I thought the book was pretty good. If you're visiting for the first time, it may covers exactly what you need. Our 1 compact guide recommendation? Well, for starters, you can easily add notes, fold down the corners of pages you want to consult again and again, and carry it with you to places where free wifi or data may not be readily available.
I buy a new one before every trip we take to Boston, hoping to find some gem inside that we have yet to discover. This includes information about the sights, location, nearby public transportation, hours and web addresses where applicable. Our travel writers report on what to see, eat, drink and do around the world, while the very best photographs and illustrations bring cities, regions and countries to life. First off, this was a very visual book. It came down to these two, and I went with the Insight Guide.
Here's where you'll find them. We used this guide both before we went to Boston and while we were there. High-quality paper feels slightly laminated, so you can carry the book with you on a rainy day and it will probably survive intact. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. It is color-coded by area of town, with the city broken down into five sections.
A of Lonely Planet Boston is also available, but it provides less information. Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation. You can't go wrong with this guidebook. A handy pull-out map that includes T subway stations is included. This book about Boston's 34 Harbor Islands gives you all the information you'll need to explore this national water park that's as close as 20 minutes from Downtown Boston. Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.