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North End

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Address: Boston, MA 02109
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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North End of Boston is the BEST!

The North end has quaint streets, history, the church, mostly Italian wonderful restaurants, a laundry, gift shops, little grocery stores, liquor stores, bars, sail boats in the... read more

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Louisville, Kentucky
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The North end has quaint streets, history, the church, mostly Italian wonderful restaurants, a laundry, gift shops, little grocery stores, liquor stores, bars, sail boats in the harbor, transportation, re-enactments in period clothing and nice locals. We stay in the North end every time we come here for the Boston marathon and love it!

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Milford, Delaware
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I admit , it was hard to get out the North End! What I mean is there are so many nice restaurants, an Italian language bookstore, gift shops, and coffee places.....and part of the Freedom Trail, Paul Revere House, Saint Leonard's Church ( First Catholic Church in New England) What I suggest is to park your car in a lot... More 

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The North End is a nice addition to little Boston. It's nice to walk around, see a different neighborhood, and try some excellent Italian food. The particular Italian restaurant I dined at was very excellent. I would definitely recommend checking out and having dinner in the North End.

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Very neat part of town, great restaurants, you almost feel like you are in Europe. Worth the visit, easy to walk.

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So many great places to eat all in one area Its pretty much where we always head to eat and have never been disappointed!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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In Addition to Old North Church & other historical sites in the North End, this is a great place to explore walking through the windy streets & trying different pastry shops, gelato places & restaurants. It has lost some of its charm since the old southeast expressway was torn down & the tourist industry has expanded. The old meat markets... More 

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North End is a really charming neighborhood. You can find a lot of restaurants and of shops which are not the same you find every where in every city. It has it's own atmosphere, you are in Boston and meanwhile you are elsewhere as in a village.

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The North end is a culmination of food enterprises, mostly of Italian descent, that can please every palate!! There are so many restaurants on every block, that you literally cannot go wrong !! Whether 4 star or small local place, the food is awesome! In fact, some of the best food in Boston is found in small local "hole in... More 

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Discovered North End while on the Freedom Trail. Very happy with our "find". The area actually feels Italian (we have visited Italy, including Sicily, many times). We were here on a Sunday and returned on a Tuesday. Superb atmosphere on both days , while Sunday was much busier. Mike's Pastry shop is wonderful., with the best cannoli! A stroll around... More 

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Boston's North end is a great place to go for a great meal and sight seeing. Lots of great restaurants and lots of pubs. If you want a good time this is the place.

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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.
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