Only In Boston

A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects

ISBN-13: 978-3-9505392-1-9

Author: Duncan JD Smith

Publisher: The Urban Explorer

Edition: 2 (2024)

Specification: Paperback, 232 pages, 111 colour photos & two fold-out maps, 13.5 x 21cm

Prices: £ 16.95, € 19.90, US$ 22.95, CDN$ 32.95

Discover Boston’s Revolutionary history, visionary urban planning and world-class cultural institutions with this explorer’s guide to the Massachusetts’ capital.

Another triumph. The granular detail, along with your gift for storytelling, is remarkable.

Max Grinnell,

Revised 2nd edition early 2024! An illustrated guide to over 100 fascinating and unusual sights in the United States’ oldest major city. Colonial-era relics and heritage trails, industrial remains and ethnic enclaves, hallowed universities and contemporary art spaces.

• From the oldest public park and the Cradle of Liberty to America’s first subway and a monster computer.

• The Ether Dome, South Street Diner, Sky Walk Observatory, and the skull of Phineas Gage.

• The Boston Molasses Flood, Wally’s Jazz Club, Harpoon Brewery, and the Emerald Necklace.

• The ideal city guide for travellers who want to escape the crowds and go beyond the well-known paths, as well as for those inhabitants who perhaps thought they already knew their city.



Another excellent book in an excellent series (

A Must for Any Visitor (Timeless Travels magazine)

Boston Gems (

Only in Boston (Timeless Travels magazine)

Boston’s Harpoon Brewery (Tonic Magazine)

Boston’s Ether Dome (