There's history and culture around every bend in Boston—skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. The city that blends yesterday and today has much to offer, and with this updated Fodor's Gold Guide, first-time visitors, as well as returning tourists, will discover all of Beantown’s old and new charms. NEW THIS EDITION: New content will focus on the "Boston strong" pride that's sweeping the city following the 2013 Boston marathon attack. A brand-new Welcome to Boston page will introduce the destination to visitors and drum up enthusiasm for their upcoming trip. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Gorgeous full-color features on Boston's Freedom Trail and New England's Whales and Whaling History help travelers make the most of the city's attractions. Cultural illustrated spotlights on Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts, New England Aquarium, other museums, and neighborhood cuisine and shopping bring Boston's landscape to life. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Top Attractions, Great Itineraries, and Family Favorites features make it easy to plan a vacation. Best bets charts for restaurants and hotels; lists of Freedom Trail sights in each neighborhood; easy-to-read color regional maps; and tips for traveling with kids and frugal fun give useful at-a-glance travel resources. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Boston offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ADDED VALUE PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along Boston map gives travelers essential lay-of-the-land information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.