Living near the Freedom Trail, I meet my beloved Frommer's Boston readers all the time. After I assure them that I'm not selling anything or trying to enlist them in a cult (why so suspicious, readers?), they usually make one of two comments. They want to know where they can find a public bathroom, or they want to praise the guide's suggested itineraries.

Read on for strategies that can help you organize your time. These itineraries include sightseeing destinations, snack and meal suggestions, shopping pointers, and dinner-and-a-movie alternatives. Two tips: Wear comfortable shoes, and don't ignore the breaks built into each itinerary, which can help you feel more like a relaxed insider and less like a crazed participant in a scavenger hunt.

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