Your ultimate guide to Boston

Discover Boston's best things to do, restaurants, theater and nightlife

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Cool Boston tours worth taking

Get to know the city via culinary walks, Fenway Park tours, market treks and other creative Boston tours

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Movies

The best new movies on Netflix in May 2015

Streaming highlights include one of the greatest concert films ever made, a sensational coming-of-age story from one of France’s best young directors, and Quentin Tarantino’s self-described “masterpiece” 

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Blog

Inspiring Instagram photos from the Boston Marathon

You didn’t think a bit of crappy weather was going to stop us from taking our marks (and supporting our runners), did you?

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Top Boston birthday ideas and party venues

From a secret supper club to a beer brewing session, check out these creative birthday ideas for adults

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What if Boston were Game of Thrones?

We map the lands and castles of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire to their equivalent Boston neighborhoods

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Where to eat in Boston

Restaurants

The best Chinese food in Boston

With the third largest Chinatown in the country, it stands to reason Downtown Boston yields plenty of authentic Chinese food and cult hole-in-the-wall dumpling spots. But there are also exceptional eateries serving top-notch noodles, dim sum and diverse regional fare all over Boston, Cambridge and suburban areas. Chinese restaurants are a great late-night dining option in a city that shuts down early—and some of them even double as nightclubs!

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The best burgers in Boston

The 21st-century burger boom shows no sign of abating and in most U.S. cities, opinions run high on who makes the best burgers (closely followed by the perennial best pizza debate). Many of the best Boston restaurants, including the excellent Craigie on Main in Central Square have a signature version on the menu, but cheap-eats aficionados love Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, a Cambridge fast food legend since the 1960s.RECOMMENDED: See the best Boston restaurants by cuisine

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The best vegetarian restaurants in Boston

Read our essential guide to Boston's best vegetarian and vegan restaurants—with insider tips and recommendations, written by local experts. From long-established downtown joints such as My Thai to ever-shifting food trucks like Harvard Square's Clover Food Lab, Time Out editors' pick of the best Boston restaurants for veggies and vegans.RECOMMENDED: See the best Boston restaurants by cuisine

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The best pizza in Boston

It’s a subject as hot as a wood-fired oven: Who bakes the best pizza? Boston has countless no-frills places serving deliciously greasy slices, and many of the best Boston restaurants offer twists on the perennial favorite (and not just Italian restaurants). RECOMMENDED: See the best Boston restaurants by cuisine

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The 50 best things to do in Boston

Your ultimate guide to things to do in Boston—from the city’s best restaurants and shops to museums and sightseeing

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Essential Boston attractions

Our shortlist of quintessential sights and landmarks

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Boston art museum guide

Explore the city’s top museums and galleries

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The best Boston museums

These fine institutions are well worth the price of admission

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Things to do in Boston with kids

From fun-packed museums to waterside attractions, find the best things to do in Boston with kids

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Boston neighborhood guides

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North End

Find Revolutionary landmarks—and great pasta—in Boston’s “Little Italy”

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South End

The stylish patch is packed with boutiques, bars and galleries

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Jamaica Plain

Head to this arty hood for quirky eateries and vintage shops

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Back Bay

Designer flagships meet cultural landmarks in this affluent area

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Beacon Hill

Feel the blue-blooded heritage in the Hub’s most picturesque quarter

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Downtown Boston

Downtown is the perfect place for people-watching. Take a break between visits to historic landmarks to watch street performers.

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