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North End, Boston
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A taste of Italy in the middle of Boston, North End is the city's oldest continuously inhabited residential community, originally settled in the 1630s. Home to a sizable Italian-American population, this relatively small neighborhood boasts nearly a hundred Italian eateries and historical buildings, including Paul Revere's house. Often called "Little Italy," the area covering roughly five city blocks attracts visitors with its narrow streets lined with restaurants, cafes, bars, bakeries, and shops selling imported goods. Though Italian culture continues to dominate this part of the city, other ethnic groups also have left a mark on the neighborhood, among them Russians, Jews, and the Irish. Plan to visit North End and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boston attractions using our Boston trip builder.
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  • We just had a great time. Walked for hours. Enjoyed the seasonal lights. So much good food. The architecture and cobblestone walkways were very cute. 
  • If you like good Italian food, you have to visit the North End. Great pizza, groceries, and restaurants. 
  • We were there on Halloween and it was just so family friendly. All of the businesses had candy for the trick 'r treaters. We ate there every night at a different restaurant -- it was just that good.