Contact the city and state tourism offices for general information, details about seasonal events, discount passes, trip planning, and attraction information. The National Park Service office screens an entertaining and informative eight-minute slide show on Boston's historic sites and supplies you with maps and directions. The Welcome Center, Boston Common Visitor Information Center, and the Cambridge Tourism Office cheerfully offer general information.
Boston Common Visitor Information Center. Downtown, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108. 617/536–4100; www.bostonusa.com/visit/planyourtrip/resources/vic.
Cambridge Tourism Visitor Booth. 0 Harvard Sq., Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138. 800/862–5678; 617/441–2884; www.cambridge-usa.org.
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116. 888/733–2678; 617/536–4100; www.bostonusa.com.
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. Downtown, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109. 800/227–6277; 617/973–8500; www.massvacation.com.
National Parks Service Visitor Center. Faneuil Hall, Downtown, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109. 617/242–5642; www.nps.gov/bost.
Boston.com, home of the Boston Globe online, has news and feature articles, ample travel information, and links to towns throughout Massachusetts. The Improper Bostonian has nightlife, movie, restaurant, and arts listings. The Bostonian Society answers frequently asked questions about Beantown history on its website. The iBoston page posts wonderful photographs of buildings of architectural and historical importance. WickedLocal provides a more relaxed (and somewhat irreverent) take on Boston and suburban news and information.
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Bostonian Society. bostonhistory.org.
The Improper Bostonian. www.improper.com.
Wicked Local. www.wickedlocal.com.