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Address: Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-720-2283
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, People-watching, Walking, Shopping
Description: 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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Could have spent at least two days!

There are so many restaurants, cafe's, deli's and other shops you really could spend days here wandering the streets and alleyways. It is was also very enjoyable hearing not only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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125 reviews 125 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

There are so many restaurants, cafe's, deli's and other shops you really could spend days here wandering the streets and alleyways. It is was also very enjoyable hearing not only the Boston accents, but Italian accents as well.

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New Hope, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You could spend a weekend and more walking the streets eating, drinking and shopping. The architecture/history of the old buildings are amazing! Do research on the internet and make reservations at the restaurants. People were waiting in lines to get into several Italian restaurants for dinner. The restaurants are small to mid-size, but can accommodate mid to large groups.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I liked the activity - people everywhere and restaurants galore! Mike's bakery had terrific offerings, but there was a long line outside the store. We had dinner at Dolce Vita and it was excellent.

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Bangor, Maine
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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The North End is fabulous. We have dinner at NICO's which is fabulous. Save dessert and walk to MIKES PASTRY...it cant be beat!! The firestation across the street from Nico's always has some action and just stop and chat with the firemen...or better yet bring them dessert from Mikes Pastry. YUM. Worth a trup. Best to park elsewhere and fab... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this part of boston! Great neighborhood with the best Italian food and pastries! Parking is available in neighboring lots. Don't miss Il trattoria and Mike's pastry!

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Freedom trail is very good, but a long walk. Plan your walks with time for lunch/rest, and use the trolley when you can. Liked all of stops, especially USS Constitution & Museum, Bunker Hill, North Church, Fanieul Hall and marketplace, Old State House, Kings Chapel, Commons, and south meeting house. I found an ancestor in the old granary burying ground.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We rented an apartment in this area and loved it- cafes, restaurants, easy access to the city. We loved watching everyone flood into the North End at night for dinner.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Neptune Oyster---The lobster roll -----way worth the wait. They're telling me I have to say at least 100 characters but what ever I would still come back to the lobster roll at the Neptune!!!

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hotels in North End overlooking the harbor. So many great Italian restaurants.Several good pastry shops. Friendly neighborhood bars. Felt safe walking in evenings to restaurants and subway stations. So much history in North End also. Lots to see and do.

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boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome neighborhood, lots of great places. Modern Pastry has the best cannoli's in the city (despite what other reviews have to say). Also the pretzels at Ernesto's Pizza at 69 Salem st are the best in the US!

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