Celebrate Historical Boston with New Greatest Hits Map Guide


(Los Angeles, July 1, 2005) — The Automobile Club of Southern California's newest new laminated guide map highlights the best that Boston offers to travelers seeking American history, culture, art, scenery and even clam chowder.

The laminated map simply titled, "Boston GreatestHits?" is available at Auto Club offices and offers vacationers a wide variety of activities, including a 2 mile self-guided walk of the Freedom Trail that links 16 historical sites important to Boston and U.S. history.

"This particular map describes the best things to see and do in one of the most interesting historical cities and one of the greatest college towns," said Auto Club Editorial Director, John Austerman. "We recommend travelers try to experience everything from watching the World Series Champion Red Sox team at Fenway Park to visiting the city's world-class museums.

"There's just a wealth of information provided with this map that is more like a guidebook, but with an economical price," said Austerman. "Its 'jacket-pocket' size makes it convenient to pack, carry and use."

The new guide offers maps of Boston and Cambridge and highlights points of interest. The special Getting Around section provides information on the city's excellent public transportation system. It also offers a handy map of the "T", Boston's subway system.

Numerous restaurants ranging from casual to elegant are described along with the best shopping sites, pop and cultural landmarks and boutiques are noted on the Boston GreatestHits? map. The map also recommends grabbing a cup of clam chowder at Legal Seafood, a restaurant with numerous locations all over the city.

Each map in the GreatestHits series is $4.95 for Auto Club members and $7.95 for the public. Other titles include Route 66, California Missions, Hollywood, Santa Fe & Taos and San Antonio. The Auto Club plans to release a GreatestHits? laminated map of Orlando in September.

The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest AAA affiliate, has served members since 1900. Today, Auto Club members benefit by the organization's roadside assistance, financial products, travel agency and trip planning services, highway and transportation safety programs, insurance products and services and automotive pricing, car buying and financing programs. Information about these products and services is available at www.aaa.com.