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Essentials: Wicked cool stuff, old and new, to do in Boston

No bucket list is complete without at least one trip to Boston, a city that's forever coming up with new ways to entice visitors to return.

Sure, there's always Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail and those zany duck boat tours. But while you were away, the Cradle of Liberty sprouted some wicked cool new stuff.

Here's your guide to Beantown, both on and off the beaten path:



If you're a runner or a history buff, or both, you'll be hot to trot for RunBase. Part interactive museum, clubhouse and retail outlet, RunBase opened last spring near the finish line of the iconic Boston Marathon. It's a great place to find someone to share a run along...