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Boston, Massachusetts

Boston calls itself “America's Walking City,” and with good reason: driving can be a challenge. What better excuse to park your car and explore on foot? There's history around every corner.

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Walk the Freedom Trail. In less than 3 hours, you'll see 16 historically significant sites as you follow a 2.5-mile-long trail. Spend extra time taking in history at such landmarks as the Old North Church (193 Salem St.) and the Old State House (206 Washington St.). The Boston Massacre occurred in front of the latter, the city's oldest surviving public building, in 1770. This is just the beginning of things to do in Boston.
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At the Boston Children's Museum (308 Congress St.), a three-story climbing structure leads to more interactive exhibits than a kid can handle. Wee ones can explore a giant maze in The Common, take a plane trip with the gang from PBS's “Arthur,” and build (or tear down) a mini-metropolis in the Big Dig-inspired Construction Zone.
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Boston carries on the tradition that great cities equal great shopping. Well-heeled couples peruse exclusive Newbury Street boutiques in the Back Bay, the same neighborhood where scruffy college kids are often seen toting bulging Newbury Comics bags. As scrupulous patrons maneuver around polished antiques crowding tiny Beacon Hill stores, tourists weave their way through the ever-hectic Quincy Market, sampling creamy desserts and fresh chowdah from some of the area's best restaurants along the way.
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