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

Revised 2nd edition coming 2024! 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,

• 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 (