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North End

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North End
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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
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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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We had a good time visiting this area. Highlights are the Revere statue and the North Church. My daughter enjoyed learning about Revere's ride.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a good time visiting this area. Highlights are the Revere statue and the North Church. My daughter enjoyed learning about Revere's ride.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't travel to Boston without a visit to the North End. MA version of little Italy with the historic mix of the Patriots.

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Broad Run, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is always fun and educational to take a stroll through the north end. In the early evening the streets get a bit crowded, but it is still a nice way to spend some time, enjoy seeing historic sights, and grab some good authentic Italian food. Visiting the Old North Church, yes, the one if by land, two if by... More 

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cobble stone streets, the history, the architecture, the shops, the restaurants, the chocolate shoppes, the pastry shops. All must not be missed but the thing you'll remember most are the people themselves I LOVE BOSTONIANS!!!! They are magical! They love their lives, their city, their history and they want to share it with all. Boston in the sun shine,... More 

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

freetoursbyfoot.com/boston is where you can find Dave for an historic tour of the north end of boston. this is where you can find Dave. his tour was OK. However, he lost my wife and I when he told an off color joke Canadians and how they are poor tippers. Come on Dave this is 2016. He walked too fast and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You simply can't find a bad meal, a bad store, an unfriendly person, or have a bad time in the North End of Boston. The pasta, the pastry, and the people are the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

North End maintains its little Italy demeanor. Unlike NYC. There are many Italian restaurants and the ones with long lines aren't necessarily the best...most choices are good choices. Mamma Maria's is a bit more upscale than the rest and very good. Tip: Don't drive there parking is impossible An easy walk fe the commons .

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Camden, Maine USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Authentic historic neighborhood featuring Paul Revere's house, Old North Church, cobble stone and brick, and adjacent to Boston Harbor. Its been primarily an Italian neighborhood for the last hundred years. Lots of history.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter lived in the North End for several years so I was lucky enough to visit often. Near the harbor, this exciting neighborhood is filled with delicious restaurants, and points of historical interest, including the Old North Church (The British are coming....!) and Paul Revere's House. I never got tired of walking around and discovering something new. Well, new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our cable car tour guide recommended we spend time in the "north end". Glad we took his advice. We ended up eating several meals there. Our favorite was Reginas pizza. We did stop at Bova's for a cannoli. Only regret is that we didn't go to Mike's. Take time to get off the freedom trail and walk through little Italy.

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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.