Full of colonial history; upscale dining; and shopping, universities, and rabid sports fans, Boston presents quite the mix of urban personalities with something to suit practically everyone.
- With a name like Mike's, it's got to be flaky and soft. Hm. Visit the questionably named but unarguably delicious Mike's Pastries in the Italian North End.
- Give them a title and they take a mile. Red Sox tickets are expensive, so watch a game at one of the bars next to Fenway Park and you'll still hear the roar of the crowd in person.
- You'll need your strength to pass up the crave-worthy designer duds on Newbury Street, so stop at J.P. Licks to pick up some homemade ice cream for fortitude.