Nearly everything you need before exploring Boston!

Maps and guides

The Urban Trekking guide should be enough, but if you like the feel of paper and/or want to find restaurants and hotels, go to:

  • Maps (many on sale here)
  • Boston National Geographic Destination City Map (one of the best)


  • Guidebooks (many on sale here)
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Boston Travel Guide (easy to carry and informative enough)
  • Lonely Planet Boston Travel Guide (will give you more than the previous one if you not mind an extra weight)




A far from exhaustive list of history books, children books, and novels with Boston as a common theme






Accessories (her)


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Accessories (her & him)