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Pauli’s

7oz Lobster Roll Visit the restaurant website here.

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Boston Misc

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Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail runs through the Boston Core and highlights many historic buildings along the way. One point to note is the Old State House in the Financial District, which is also the site of the Boston Massacre. More info [...]

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Copley Square

Copley Square is an area just south of Back Bay and is surrounded by various notable structures such as the Boston Public Library to the west, the Old South Church to the north-west, and Trinity Church to the east.

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Waterfront

Boston’s core has quite a lot of waterfront. Here are some pictures mostly of the south-eastern waterfront buildings.

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USS Constitution and Navy Yard

At the mouth of the Charles River is the USS Constitution ship and museum. Beside it is the Navy Yard, showcasing some of Boston’s ship-building industry.

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Transit

Interestingly, each of Boston’s train lines (red, green, orange, blue, etc) have different looking trains. Definitely shows the very incremental expansion of the system over time.

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Quincy Market

Boston’s Quincy Market offers a variety of interesting shops and restaurants. The pictures also capture one of the east coast’s famous short-and-heavy rain storms (this one lasted no more than 10min).

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Prudential Plaza

The Prudential Plaza is South of Back Bay and offers an open space for walking and relaxing. Notably, there is a rectangular pool similar to the Reflecting Pool of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Just beside the pool is [...]

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Nashua Street Park

Nashua Street Park is on the north side of Boston’s downtown core and is right along the edge of the Charles River.

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Museum of Fine Arts

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For the technology, science and engineering elites, there is MIT. Unlike Harvard, MIT generally consists of modern buildings, one of the most notable being the Stata Center for it’s unique architecture.

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Leonard Zakim Bridge

The Leonard Zakim Bridge is one of the iconic bridges of Boston, holding a highway connecting Boston’s downtown core with the area north of the Charles River.

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Harvard Arboretum

The Harvard Arboretum is a unique park offering a wide variety of plants and trees, all positioned based on the type and catalogued. It is a little outside of the Boston core, but easily accessible through the Orange Line. Panoramic [...]

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Harvard

Arguably the biggest attraction in Boston is Harvard University, which is composed of several campuses and buildings scattered throughout Boston. Harvard Yard consists of many of the original Harvard buildings and is the biggest Harvard tourist attraction. The Johnston Gate [...]

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Royal Sonesta Boston

The Royal Sonesta Boston is a hotel in a quiet neighbourhood of Cambridge just east of MIT and just outside the Boston downtown core, making a fairly central point for easily accessing attractions. Many rooms also have a nice view [...]

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Financial District

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City Hall Plaza

The City Hall Plaza is an area in the very center of Boston’s downtown core consisting of various government buildings including the City Hall, a building with an architecture consisting of many concrete rectangles. Directly in front of the city [...]

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Chinatown

The Boston Chinatown is very small, with the most noticeably Chinese area spanning no more than a couple blocks.

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Charles River Esplanade

The Charles River Esplanade is just north of Back Bay and is a popular path for exercising. The pictures are only from the most SW portion of the esplanade, looking north to MIT. The esplanade itself encloses a couple lagoons; [...]

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Cambridge Parkway

The Cambridge Parkway is a waterfront path that’s great for jogging and biking. The pictures show the Longfellow Bridge and Back Bay in the distance, along with buildings around the Prudential Plaza and Copley Square.

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Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill is an area north of the Boston core, across the Charles River and is most well known for the tall obelisk overlooking the area.

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Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum are located on Congress Street Bridge and offers visitors the chance to throw fake tea boxes into the water (which are attached by ropes to pull back up).

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Boston Public Garden and Common

The Boston Public Garden and Common are two of the largest green spaces in the Boston core. The Public Garden offers a peaceful lake with rides on swan boats. The NE corner of the Garden has a famous statue titled [...]

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Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is a neighbourhood located west of the Boston downtown core and contains much traditional red-brick Boston architecture. The alley in the pictures is known as Acorn Street, and is one of the few locations where you can find [...]

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