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Beacon Hill

Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-227-4392
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The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“charles street” (137 reviews)
“acorn street” (60 reviews)
“state house” (105 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
Beacon Hill
+1 617-227-4392
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great for a wander around and look at architecture, history etc. Lots of key sights for Boston are located here too. We stayed here and it was super quiet and safe. Not brilliant for restaurants but some cute shops and decent cafes.

Thank CCBB2001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a long weekend in Boston and walking through Beacon Hill was on the list of things we wanted to do... and we were not disappointed. TIP; Print an itinerary from the free tours by foot and take the time to discover the historic...More

Thank SebVancouver D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beacon Hill is a nice old-timey area with old colonial brick buildings. It makes for a very pleasant walk up and down the hills with lovely trees and branches over arching it. There is a nice shopping street (Charles St) that offers nice shops, restaurants...More

2  Thank hrodlbert
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beacon Street is where the Massachusetts State House is located, but there is so much more to see in just a short walk. Boston Common Park and Boston Public Garden are both accessible from Beacon Street. Across from the State House there is a monument...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Boston, there is an ingenious path called "The Freedom Trail," that spans 2.5 miles from Boston Common (to the east) to the Bunker Hill Monument (to the west). My nickname for that red brick line path is the "Peace Trail" because you never see...More

1  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area to wonder around. Great boutique style shops. Coffee shops and restaurants. It has a real sense of uniqueness about it. It feels safe and a little boho if I'm honest but I loved it.

1  Thank juliemurphy12016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of America's most well-preserved old neighborhoods. Great shops, cafes, especially on Charles Street. But walk the neighborhood anyway.

1  Thank R B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history here, but the State house is still in use today. Right on the edge of Boston Commons, so easy to see. Take the subway to Park station. Beacon Hill was home of the "wealthy" in the 1600's and still is today.

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved walking the streets of Beacon Hill. Just old time Boston, small street and extraordinary architecture.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beacon Hill is a very quaint and pretty neighborhood of mostly residential streets. The area has old fashioned street lamps and a very historic style about it. A great neighborhood to explore by foot when in Boston.

1  Thank bccrab
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to
soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll
down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your
walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander
through the hilly neighborhood and check out its
exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon
street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
Nearby Restaurants
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1,105 reviews
.15 km away
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.16 km away
Ristorante Toscano
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.14 km away
75 Chestnut
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.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Boston Public Garden
7,208 reviews
.22 km away
Boston Common
4,943 reviews
.41 km away
Massachusetts State House
521 reviews
.42 km away
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Melissa Z
20 February 2017|
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Response from Dave R | Reviewed this property |
When I worked here I always loved the area. Lots of great places to walk and take photos...tons of great food and shopping too. It's a charming place.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Martine D | Reviewed this property |
Either start or finish at The Liberty Hotel on Charles Street (at the beginning of the Longfellow Bridge, where the Charles / MGH T station is). It is a luxury hotel set in a converted jail, where many of the features have... More
10 September 2016|
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Response from SJRamz | Reviewed this property |
Boston is a very walkable city. You can either walk there and experience some of the Freedom Trail, or you can catch an uber. Depends on your level of fitness and whether you will have all your suitcases with you.