Fodor’s Boston Travel Guide

Fodor's Boston Travel GuideFilled with maps and pictures, Fodor’s Boston travel guide is a full-color book to help a journey to unforgettable Boston. Find its secrets!

  • Customize your trip with:
  • Simple planning tools
  • Top experiences and attractions
  • Lodging comparison charts
  • Easy-to-read color regional maps

Explore Boston, and beyond with discerning choice picks for:

  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • sights
  • and more
  • cultural relevance
  • entertainment
  • readability
  • Our personal rating


  • Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor’s travelers
  • Illustrated features about the Freedom Trail and Whale-Watching
  • Best bets for dining and lodging
  • Ideas for making the most of your time
  • shopping blitz tours
  • family activities
  • Museums
  • Opinions from destination experts
  • Fodor’s Boston-based writers reveal their local secrets
  • Revised annually for the latest information
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    5 (1 vote)
    "Boston" a Fodor's Travel Guide Book Cover "Boston" a Fodor's Travel Guide
    Full-color Travel Guide (Book 28)
    Bethany Beckerlegge
    travel guides
    May 27, 2014
    paperback, kindle
    Amanda Knorr, Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb, and Lisa Oppenheimer
    Young adults and older

    Head Author

    Former Fodor's production editor, Bethany Beckerlegge enjoyed getting back to her roots for this project.

    A native of Massachusetts, this Connecticut-based writer and editor rediscovered her favorite Beantown hunts while updating Boston 2012.

    When not on assignment, Bethany and her husband Robb travel the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut with their son, Andy.



    This book very well prepared job, where the authors and the editor did a magnificent job.

    They put together an excellent guide, with a full description of places, that should be handy to fulfill all your requirements for information on that to do, how to do, where to go, how much it will cost, etc.

    This guide is filled with beautiful illustrations, photos and maps (including an "On the Go Map" appended on the last page of the handbook) and they go deep into details on every attraction that you can find in the city and its vicinity.
    They start the guide with a section named Experience Boston, orienting you on when to go, giving you some important events that happen every year and Top Attractions.

    Then they propose some great itineraries that you can do in four days if you are lost and have no clue from where to start during your visit to Boston.

    Finally they describe some of the Family Favorite Programs and schedules you can do for free or almost free.

    After this introductory chapter, they go into details on some of the top attractions, dedicating full chapters to Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End (Chapter 2).


    • Government Center and the North End (Chapter 3)
    • Charlestown (chapter 4)
    • Downtown Boston (chapter 5)
    • Back Bay and the South End (Chapter 6)
    • The Fenway (chapter 7)
    • Boston Outskirts (chapter 8)
    • Cambridge (chapter 9)

    Following that sequence, they start discussing Where to Eat (chapter 10) with a vast list of places to dine with a range of prices and a quick description of what the place has to offer.

    Then comes a Boston Dining and Lodging Atlas (chapter 11) with a similar approach with reports on where to stay.

    After that is a section on Nightlife and Arts (chapter 12) followed by Sports and Outdoors (chapter 13), and Shopping (chapter 14).

    The guide finishes with suggestions for Side Trips (chapter 15).
    So, overall, a superb job! It is a must read travel guide if you have any plans in visiting Boston! provided us with this book for an uncompromised review through their Vine Program.


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