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North End

Boston, MA 02109
617-720-2283
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #3 of 212 Attractions in Boston
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, People-watching, Shopping, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brussels
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

here you get the real feel of the city, nice restaurants but some are quite pricey without offering the quality you would expect

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BeverlyMass
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited the North End for the St Anthony's Fiesta. After walking around we decided on lunch at Le Conte. It is easy to get to and the food was excellent. Neither of us finished our meals and we took them home for lunch the next day. The waiters were attentive and the bread was served with an excellent cheese,... More

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you visit Boston you need to visit the North End - or you really didn't see the city. Have a reservation on the weekends, but do just walk the streets before of after and enjoy the people and places. Some amazingly great Italian places for dinner, you almost can't go wrong. And try and end your walk near the... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

There was a lot of history here. Visited a beautiful catholic church that had outstanding stained glass windows and statues. The old, narrow streets exemplified the history there. The Italian restaurants lined the streets. Wish we had more time to visit so as to visit some of the restaurants. Absolutely go to Mikes Bakery and then eat the great pastries... More

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Ballybunion, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

There are too many delicious Italian restaurants to choose from, and the entire area was packed on a Saturday night, but it's a great area to walk around--and historical, too.

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My friend and I stayed in Boston in August and we enjoyed our trip to this historic baseball park. It was fun to walk around the restored historic area (1920's-1930's). Though the Red Sox lost that night, we still had fun. We had great seats, though that was more good luck than good management. Fenway Park is easy to get... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Liked the authentic Italian food and atmosphere. Being old not too happy about walking but it was worth it.

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Bedford, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I expected much more from this area given the glowing reviews. However, other than a lot of Italian restaurants (some of dubious quality), Paul Revere's House and the Old North Church, I found nothing to interest me. It was crowded with too many cars and not particularly clean compared with other areas of the city.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This area has a great mix of history and modern shopping. Fanueil Mall wraps it but pretty well. If you're looking for big shopping names (H&M, etc.), you can go here or to Hynes station. If you want local, i really recommend taking a walk south on Charles St. Starting from Cambridge St. Amazing spots here. You may also find... More

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hendersonville, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Going to the North End was like entering a new country. The Italian restaurants are quaint, family- run establishments. Try to make reservations ahead of time. Great Italian pastries!

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