North End, Boston

Known for its plethora of Italian restaurants, outdoor fruit stands and family owned butcher shops, the North End is one of Boston’s most vibrant and festive. Best traveled by foot or bicycle, the narrow, winding streets and tightly stacked apartments charm even native Bostonians. The neighborhood remains deeply rooted in Old World culture, and residents still hold annual festivals to honor patron saints of Italian villages.

There is much more to the North End than great Italian food. The narrowly winding streets are brimming with history. Tour the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house and the colonial burial grounds before shopping at the open Haymarket in the neighboring Financial District.