From Eric Wilbur, former About.com Guide
Swarming with unique shops, gourmet restaurants, and classic architecture, Boston’s Back Bay is the place to be – and to be seen - for the city’s visitors and residents.
Historic sites, tourist attractions, and famous shopping and dining highlight this area, among the busiest areas of the city no matter what time of year.
One of the city’s most popular destinations, the Kenmore Square area of the Fenway features a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options for sports, club, and college crowds.
The North End, Boston’s oldest residential area, still possesses an old-world charm kept alive by its mostly Italian-American population.
Often referred to as the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, both sections have distinct characteristics. This area is Ground Zero for students and young professionals.
One of Boston's most desirable - and expensive - neighborhood, Beacon Hill boasts brick and cobblestone sidewalks. It's also home to the Massachusetts State House.