Last week as we walked through Open Studios in Boston's South End and my partner was drawn to a vendor selling a day planner that doubled as a city guide. The spiral book which opens easily provides beautiful pictures of places through out Boston as well as recommendations for restaurants, bars, stores, etc... to check out and try.
The front of the planner includes key contacts and information ranging from cab companies to places open 24 hours if you need to dash to a pharmacy or simply need to find the closest place to feed your face at 4:00 in the morning. The back of the planner includes even more helpful information including neighborhood maps, subway and commuter rail maps. I really have enjoyed thumbing through the book and plan on checking out some of the places mantioned including Dave's Fresh Pasta in Somerville, Kingston Station in downtown, and Muqueca in Cambridge.
My hat is off to Morgan First the creator of Map Boston. The calendar makes for a great housewarming gift or present to someone who is new to the area. You can check out the website at www.mapboston.com and purchase the day planner online.