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North End, Boston

A taste of Italy in the middle of Boston, North End is the city's oldest continuously inhabited residential community, originally settled in the 1630s. Home to a sizable Italian-American population, this relatively small neighborhood boasts nearly a hundred Italian eateries and historical buildings, including Paul Revere's house. Often called "Little Italy," the area covering roughly five city blocks attracts visitors with its narrow streets lined with restaurants, cafes, bars, bakeries, and shops selling imported goods. Though Italian culture continues to dominate this part of the city, other ethnic groups also have left a mark on the neighborhood, among them Russians, Jews, and the Irish. Make North End a part of your Boston vacation plans using our Boston day trip planning website.
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  • Beautiful area of Italian-American Boston which you'll walk through if taking the Freedom Trail. In terms of eateries, you will be spoilt for choice and I would recommend repeat visits as this is the....  more »
  • The lively atmosphere is accentuated by the closing of a lane of traffic to allow outdoor dining. Felt that “cafe culture” vibe all night. Loved it!  more »

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