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If you go to Jamaica Plain . . .

How to get there

By MBTA: Orange Line to Stony Brook and walk up Boylston Street (for upper Centre Street); to Green Street and walk up Green to Centre (for central Jamaica Plain); or to Forest Hills and walk up South Street for shops, restaurants, and Monument area.

By bus: Numbers 38, 39, 41, 42, and 48 all stop throughout JP.

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By car: From downtown, take Storrow Drive to the Fenway exit. Follow the Jamaicaway to the Arborway, and exit left on any street to intersect Centre and South streets.

Where to eat

El Oriental de Cuba

416 Centre St.

617-524-6464

http://www.elorientaldecuba.com

All-foods-Cuban, Entrees $11.95-$22.95.

Tres Gatos

470 Centre St.

617-477-4851

http://www.tresgatosjp.com

Spanish Tapas $7-$15.

The Haven

2 Perkins St.

617-524-2836

www.http://thehavenjp.com

Scottish fare, Entrees $13-$24.

VeeVee

763 Centre St.

617-522-0145

www.http://veeveejp.com

Seasonal American, Entrees $19-$26.

Centre Street Cafe

669A Centre St.

617-524-9217

https://sites.google.com/site/centrestreetcafejp

Local and organic, Entrees: $10-$20.

Monumental Cupcakes

36 South St.

617-522-1729

www.monumentalcupcakes.com

Cupcakes $2.75-$3.30

J. P. Licks

659 Centre St.

617-524-6740

www.jplicks.com

Ice cream $4-$5.

Where to shop

Salmagundi

765 Centre St.

617-522-5047

http://www.salmagundiboston.com

Fire Opal

683 Centre St.

617-524-0262

www.fire-opal.com

Boomerangs

716 Centre St.

617-524-5120

http://action.aac.org/site/PageServer?pagename=boom_home

Caramelo Clothing Co.

606 Centre St.

617-942-8127

www.carameloclothing.com

Cobwebs

703 Centre St.

617-983-0154

www.cobwebs.us

40 South Street

40 South St.

617-522-5066

www.fortysouthst.com

What to do

Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway

617-524-1718

http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu

Free.

Forest Hills Cemetery

95 Forest Hills Ave.

617-524-0128

www.foresthillscemetery.com

Free.

Loring-Greenough House

12 South St.

617-524-3158

http://www.loring-greenough.org

Tours Sundays Apr.-Dec., $5 donation.

Pubs

Brendan Behan Pub

378 Centre St.

617-522-5386

www.brendanbehanpub.com

Authentic Irish pub with 30 draft beers. No food.

James’s Gate

5-11 McBride St.

617-983-2000

Irish pub with dining room and tavern.

Doyle’s Cafe

3484 Washington St.

617-524-2345

www.doylescafeboston.com

Pub and dining since 1882.

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