Boston’s oldest residential neighborhood, the North End has been inhabited since the 1630s. Here you’ll find a large variety of historical and culturally attractions. There’s the Paul Revere House, the oldest building in downtown Boston built around 1680 and the place from which he left for his famous “midnight ride” in 1775. Some other historic stops in the North End include Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burial Ground, Union Wharf, Ozias Goodwin House and Mariner’s House, allowing you to explore the city’s rich heritage as well as old world architecture.

Walking around the area, you’ll notice the smell of fresh baked bread and biscotti permeates the air. Because it has a large community of Italian Americans, the North End is also known as Boston’s Little Italy. Visitors are transported to Italy as they walk the neighborhood’s narrow streets, full of attached brick buildings housing small shops, delis, butchers, salumerias, bakers, wine bars and appetizing restaurants. Head to Salumeria Italiana for Italian salami, stinky cheeses, salty olives and beautiful sun dried tomatoes. At Mike’s Pasty, you can sample some of the North End’s best cannoli’s, featuring handmade shells and rich ricotta cream filling, as well as sweet almond nut biscotti, pignoli nut macaroons and ricotta pie. And to dine on some of the freshest seafood in Boston, The Daily Catch offers just-caught seafood dishes as well as satisfying pastas.

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Boston Pizza and Taverns Tour

Raise a pint to the spirits of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and George Washington as you relive more than 375 years of tavern history in Boston. This informative ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00

North End Pizza Tour

Treat yourself to some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour. Explore the city’s oldest neighborhoods and visit historic sites along the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00

Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

Join other adventure seekers and become an apprentice grave digger on an entertaining tour through the darker side of Boston. A scary, fun and informative ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.90

Guided Bike Tour of Boston

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Discover Boston’s famous sites and hidden treasures on this 2.5 to 3-hour guided bike tour – a perfect way to explore the city! Start at Little Italy in ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2.5-hrs to 3-hrs

From USD $52.50

Boston Ghost Tour by Candle-Lit Lantern

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Ghost hunt your way around Boston’s North End neighborhood on a 1.5-hour evening walking tour! Choose from one of two start times, and then stroll around the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00

Boston Bike Rental

Explore the winding colonial streets of Boston on your own time with this 24-hour Boston bike rental. Hop on a hybrid bike (combines city and all-terrain ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: Flexible

From USD $36.75

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