Best of Boston

1999 Best Tour

Boston by Foot

Let’s face it, Boston’s a walking town; buy into a pricey gimmick tour, and you’ll spend half the time stuck in traffic. At Boston By Foot, though, the guides are volunteers; you pick your thematic pleasure (seven tours cover everything from the Freedom Trail to Victorian Back Bay, Beacon Hill, or the popular “Boston Underground,” about the engineering of the subway and the Big Dig); and of all you avoid congestion, get exercise, and learn about Boston all at once.

77 N. Washington St., Boston, 617-367-2345,