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8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
The Best Boston Guide Book!Sep 08, 2008
By Jennifer C.
I just returned from my first trip from Boston (5 days of sight-seeing), and this book was priceless! It's compact, so I was able to easily carry it everywhere with me. The maps are terrific, and it gives just enough information about each attraction, restaurant, etc. to help you decide if you want to include it on your itinerary. The descriptions of each location are concise and accurate. I found the ratings to be helpful and accurate, too. There are great suggestions no matter what your interest--for shoppers, walkers, families with children, art lovers, history buffs, etc. I looked in my local bookstore at Boston travel guides before I left and decided on this one--it turned out to be a great choice!!
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
ReviewMar 08, 2007
By Dr. Zvi Marcus
I am traveling to Boston each year for the last 15 years. I though that I know most of the city. Well, this book is a short and very informative city guide and you can read it without big "fuss".
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Perhaps the best guide to Boston for visitorsJun 02, 2010
Just came back from a week in Boston - and out of several books I browsed and two I bought to prepare for my trip, this is the one that was the most useful to me. It's laid out intelligently, with mini-tours to go on based on how many days you're planning on staying, as well as guides to the sorts of neighborhoods you're most likely to explore if you're a visitor. Granted, you're going to have to have a lot of stamina if you try and do everything in Marie Morris' 3-day tour! I found the neighborhood guides and the maps much more useful, along with Morris' walking tours of each neighborhood.
What I especially like about this book is Marie Morris' writing style. It's chatty and opinionated, which is a pleasant break from many rather dry travelogues. Also, the photography seems to be ever-so-slightly better than in rival books. This combination makes this a book that you'll enjoy planning your trip with, as well as carrying on your journey.
So if you're planning a trip to Boston, by all means check this book out!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Great book for a tourist in BostonJul 30, 2009
By Gidon Wilenski
I really liked the book.
Easy to use, clear, nice recommendations.
Small footprint - easy to carry.
As for the food - The author must be American. It doesn't stand in any other standards :-)
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Convenient, very usableJul 06, 2010
By T. Bearden
I've had several of these guides, and very much like the smaller format and heavy-duty laminated paper. They're much easier to carry than a traditionally-sized guide, and contain useful and well-organized information. The variety of daily tours based on how much time you have to spend spares you the chore of having to do that kind of planning in advance. Best of all, the maps are excellent, particularly when it comes to public transportation. I've often had to purchase those separately. This is an excellent value.
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