Boston is divided into 23 neighbourhoods, each of which has its own distinct character. For most people, Downtown Boston is the heart of the city, an area of skyscrapers and historic attractions, where the atmosphere is lively and cosmopolitan 24 hours a day. In neighbouring North End, which sits right on the Boston Harbor, there’s a distinctly European vibe. As the city’s Italian-American centre, this neighbourhood is the place to go for delicious restaurants and delis. South of the main centre, the neighbourhoods of Beacon Hill, Bay Village and Back Bay are home to some of the leafiest streets and most in-demand hotels and restaurants. Back Bay is a particularly desirable part of town, with its charming Victorian brownstones, designer boutiques and riverside walks. As an added bonus, all three neighbourhoods border the Boston Public Garden, the perfect spot for a Sunday stroll. Sports enthusiasts will likely end up in Fenway/Kenmore, where they can make the most of the historic Fenway Park baseball stadium. Baseball aside, there’s plenty to recommend this neighbourhood, including the excellent museums to the vast green spaces. Head across the Charles River and you can stay in the neighbouring city of Cambridge, which is most famous for being the home of Harvard University.