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

A guide to the best live music in Boston
Music

A guide to the best live music in Boston

Listen to the best live music in Boston—rock, pop, country—at these venues hosting touring acts and local musicians

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Where to eat in Boston

The best Chinese food in Boston
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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 10 best Mexican restaurants in Boston
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The 10 best Mexican restaurants in Boston

Mexican restaurants? Boston? The two things don’t always seem to go together—this is pizza, oyster and chowder territory, right?—but that’s only if you’re not looking hard enough. If you know where to find the good stuff, Mexican will soon be near the top of your things to do in Boston. There are great restaurants in Cambridge serving house-made tacos that would make Californians proud, while the North End is home to a torte whose reputation is known the state over. And let’s not get started on Momma King’s burritos! Here we celebrate the bounty with our guide to the best Mexican restaurants in Boston. Get eating. RECOMMENDED: See the best restaurants in Boston

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The best burgers in Boston
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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 pizza in Boston
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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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Things to do in Boston

The 50 best things to do in Boston
Things to do

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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The 10 best Boston attractions
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The 10 best Boston attractions

Our shortlist of the best Boston attractitons from museums to parks and historic sites

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Boston art museum guide
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Boston art museum guide

Explore the city’s top museums and galleries

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The best Boston museums
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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
Things to do

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

North End
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North End

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

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South End
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South End

The stylish patch is packed with boutiques, bars and galleries

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Jamaica Plain
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Jamaica Plain

Head to this arty hood for quirky eateries and vintage shops

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Back Bay
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Back Bay

Designer flagships meet cultural landmarks in this affluent area

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Beacon Hill
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Beacon Hill

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

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Downtown Boston
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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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