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Beacon Hill

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Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: +1 617-227-4392
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned...

The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.

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I want to live there

Simples. It's bloody awesome I want to live there. All the streets are so cute. All the shops were inviting with great restaurants and places to get a drink. Christmas and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Simples. It's bloody awesome I want to live there. All the streets are so cute. All the shops were inviting with great restaurants and places to get a drink. Christmas and Halloween will blow your mind

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go see where the outside of the bar in Cheers is filmed. Then go inside for a shock as it does not look anything like the series. Some National parks and Historic walks make for a fun day in this area

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely area for a walk through beautiful architecture and the history of the city (and nation). Lots of important sites but take the time to wander along the beautiful side streets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just enjoyed walking around the area, it was beautiful and the buildings were fantastic. It was just great to soak up the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a walk around , near the state house / common etc .. Very nice area .. We didn't eat here , however the cheers bar is not far down the hill ..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured a visiting colleague through Beacon Hill and was reminded how stunning the area really is. Each time I visit, I notice different houses, architectural details, courtyards, side streets, and so on. Walking is far better than driving, giving ample time to take in the myriad details (and to look for more original purple glass windows!).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really loved staying in this quaint neighborhood while we were in Boston for the weekend. Quiet area with some small shops and restaurants. Beats the hustle and bustle of downtown :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They found a time capsule in a corner stone and the contents are on display at the museum of fine arts. There are shillings from 1652 an etching from Paul Revere.... very cool

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of great eating and shops. Try the Paramount for breakfast, plus lots of good coffee and little stores to see. Great wine shops as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local to the area and decide to walk through Beacon Hill one day. It was interesting that as we were walking how much it reminded us of our walks though parts of London.

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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 path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
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