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Beacon Hill

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Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-227-4392
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks...
The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
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Lovely quiet and historical area of Boston to explore on foot.

I had never been to this area of Boston before but it is, by far, the nicest. Really pretty townhouses, cobblestone streets and small restaurants and cafes. Actually had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had never been to this area of Boston before but it is, by far, the nicest. Really pretty townhouses, cobblestone streets and small restaurants and cafes. Actually had a European feel. Some streets are narrow and closed to traffic so it is best to park underground at the Boston Commons, walk through the Boston Public Gardens and walk around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I loved this very residential-type area with it's parks, open shopping street (Newbury) with many nice eateries and restaurants all around! It has the glamour of the old Boston of the 50's and 60's. It is a contrast to the more modern and business section of Boston (Prudential and Copley Plaza), even though they do have inside shopping Malls that... More 

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Central Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was too hot and monument was closed for walking to the top. Exhibits were helpful. Neighborhood was easy to drive around and so different than ours. Easy to find.

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Norddeutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice old houses, many of them in very good shape, not that much traffic, small alleys, nice shopping opportunities, a very good area to stroll an hour or two and simply enjoy on a sunny day.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

You will susprise with the arquitecture and beautoful streets of this place. Nice restaurants, full of antiques stores, nice coffee shops and even a fee bars. You can even pas by the original Cheers bar from the TV series. Walk this area because is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great place to walk and around and see the sights such as the MA State House, Boston Common, Bull & Finch(Cheers), the nicely kept brownstones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice neighborhood to take a stroll in while in Boston. There's a lot of historic buildings to see here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was my first time to Boston and I wasn't sure where to stay. We ended up in Beacon Hill which was perfect. It's about a 20min walk to MIT or the Waterfront but the best part is that there's so much already in Beacon Hill. There are a number of cute shops and great restaurants (ie. Paramount or Tatte)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A Lovely Part of Boston that requires more than a passing visit. Have lunch here in one of the trendy eateries then go off exploring. Everything has that allure that is chic Boston. The wife and I ended up in Boston's Italian restaurant area. Home of the original poor immigrant population. We had a friendly local explain to us this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice and cute hill neighbourhood inside Boston. Also very historical. The main advice is to know it by walking.

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Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-227-4392
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill

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