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Beacon Hill

Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #15 of 208 attractions in Boston
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
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Trumbull, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous neighborhood near Newbury Street and the Public Gardens. The architecture is amazing and the homes look so lovely from the outside.

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Trondheim, Norway
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158 reviews 158 reviews
90 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Nice area, probably the most expensive area in Boston center to live in. Brick houses everywere, beautiful doors with flowers and lush trees in between the streets.

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Mission Viejo, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is also part of the Freedom Trail so most people visiting will see at least part as you visit Boston. Easily assailable by the T and nice walking area.

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Tucson, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Just another stop on the Freedom Trail but a beautiful neighborhood and a must see. Love this side of town.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Walked along Tremont, not harassed by protestors in the common, drivers and pedestrians courteous. Hungry? Not a good place to be on a Sunday after 6 p.m. Many nicer places are closed then. Public parking reasonable.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We walked on our own around Beacon Hill on a lovely sunny day, loved the architecture, interesting front doors and gardens. It was a lovely experience and would love to come back again to visit this area and take more time.

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Chester, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was born in Boston MA but we moved to Newark NJ for better paying jobs for my parents. I visit Boston once a year b/c my Aunt lives there and so does my goddaughter w/her children. We usually visit in October, since it is cooler and the 5 hr drive is colorful w/autumn leaves. Each time I explore another... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great area for walking around and some shopping. Nice restaurants and cafes abound. Makes some wish they just "lived" there!!

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London, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This location never fails to please those with an eye for architecture, while still providing the observer with a gentle reminder of how life once was in this incredible New England town...not to mention, it's refreshing to see how those who have chosen to live in this enclave of historic buildings make those changes which are necessary for modern living... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
51 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This neighborhood is worth some time spent just wandering around. And it'll give your calves a good workout with the steep hills. The architecture is beautiful, and it's worth a visit.

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