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Boston ✭Essential✭ Guide

Boston ✭Essential✭ Guide
  • #: 256449
  • Price: $2.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated: 2010-12-16
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • 1.3 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 19.90 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Sutro Media
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © Kim Grant
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✭ Romping thru Boston’s Past & into her Present ✭ Have a wicked blast in Boston with this app – whether you’re visiting next week or an armchair traveler. Who said 380+ years of history and blue-blood Brahmins had to be boring? Who said travel apps had to be flat and one-dimensional?

✭ How This App Can Help You ✭

• Let seafood king Jasper White show you how to choose the perfect lobster (via a YouTube clip).

• Find and photograph the cobblestoned Acorn Street on Beacon Hill.

• Learn about JFK’s role in the Cuban Missile Crisis (through a Wikipedia link within the JFK Museum entry).

• Easily sort for the perfect boutique hotel in the best neighborhood for you and then the North End’s best cannoli.

• Kick back and check out the Patriot’s Tom Brady and then a raucous St Patrick’s Day Parade (via YouTube links).

• Explore the gorgeous Greenway after watching 30+ images in a fabu slideshow.

• Decide between sticky buns at Flour Bakery+Café at Fort Point Channel; cupcakes at the South End Buttery Café; and apple caramel ice cream at JP Licks on Newbury Street.

✭ What This App Offers ✭

Think of it as “curated content” that sifts and filters the good from the "eh.” With 350+ entries and 2100+ photos, it might be a stretch to call it “essential” by conventional measures. Instead, the app provides lots of editorial coverage and opinions to satisfy and guide you to the perfect restaurant (for your wallet and time budget); to enhance your cultural proficiency of Boston; to help you laugh and learn while exploring all facets of Boston. Whether you are 10 years old or 90; whether you are from within or outside the U.S.; whether you're visiting Boston for a weekend or 10 days; or whether you've never been here or have lived here for years ... you'll find out more about Boston than you ever knew.

Never been to Boston? The neighborhood overviews give you a bigger picture impression. (In other words, sort by neighborhoods and about 25 entries will pop up. Start there :-))

Check it out; it costs way less than a fancy coffee drink and it will last much longer! Buy it once and get free upgrades for life.

★ About the Author ★

Kim Grant (kimgrant.com) has been exploring Boston’s brick sidewalks and neighborhoods in words and pictures for more than 25 years. The sole author of the 1st and 2nd edition of Lonely Planet Boston, Kim has also contributed to Insight Boston, Insight New England, Lonely Planet New England and a dozen other Boston and New England guidebooks. She's written and photographed the Backroads of New England deck for Chronicle Books; has gotten down in the trenches writing about Boston public toilets for Arthur Frommer himself; and has appeared on WCVB-TV's Chronicle talking about Boston hotels and on CNN talking about foliage in New England. She lived in the North End for five years before moving to a circa-1895 Victorian in Dorchester's Savin Hill for more than 19 years.

★ About Sutro Media ★

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you - letusknow@sutromedia.com

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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

The perfect guide to Boston!

This app is a must have for anyone planning on visiting Boston or anyone who would like to discover new places in this historic city. This app contains beautiful photos that capture all aspects of Boston and is very easy to navigate. Kim Grant is a very thorough researcher and that is reflected in every page. This app will make your trip to Boston much more interesting and will keep you coming back to investigate new hidden treasures!

5/5 stars

Awesome Info, Pix & Lots of Fun

Totally worth $2.99 and way better content than other apps out there. Software is easy to use but I can also dig deeply into entries and between entries. Thanks for the great perspective on Boston. I'll return again and again to this app. Travel is fun with this app !! And I've been able to find places that were perfect for me. Nuf said.

5/5 stars

Boston Essential Rocks!

I've wanted to revisit Boston for quite a while, but now -- after a virtual trek with Kim Grant's fun 'n fabulous Boston Essential -- I am making definite plans. I'm dying to hit the Gardiner Museum in particular, shop for goodies at the ancient Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and walk, walk, walk. Thank you, Ms. Grant, for doing such a great job!


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