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Address: Boston, MA

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A lot of cool shops here to check out. There's a JP Licks (ice cream) which was really good and Charles Street Liquor is definitely worth a stop for anyone interested in local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tansy C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a lot of tourists walking up and down Charles Street. Not many great stores and restaurants. Streets are crowded and not worth the aggravation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of cool shops here to check out. There's a JP Licks (ice cream) which was really good and Charles Street Liquor is definitely worth a stop for anyone interested in local liquor. The staff were fantastic with describing all the local brews and liquors on the shelf and it was hard not to buy more than we could... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful street at the heart of Beacon Hill life. With specialist stores wnd restaurants, most perhaps independently owned. With red brick sidewalks and the attractive architecture, this is a must to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My wife and I stayed for 4 days on Charles Street at The Charles Street Inn - 94 Charles street (booked through Boston Short Term Rentals), and apart from being a good little apartment with kitchen on the second floor, walking out the door onto Charles Street each day was a sensory delight, with the beautiful architecture of the area,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic little street with wide sidewalks and tons if interesting buildings and shops. Loved the historical nature of the signage from a day when the masses were not schooled and so shops had signs that said what they did.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stayed at the Liberty Hotel and everything you could possibly want is right here on Charles Street. The cobblestone walks and old buildings make you feel like you have gone back in time. There are very unique shops and boutiques along Charles Street and many different kinds of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. We walked the street late at... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

One of the best streets in Boston as it has wonderful atmosphere, good cafes and stores. Lots of history here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Grab a coffee and prepare to walk this street and enjoy the window shopping and walking in and out of these uniques shops. No two shops are alike, multiple price points, friendly owners/staff. Starbucks is on the corner along with a few bakeries. Upscale souvenir type items as well. Multiple antique stores with a large variety of goods. All stores... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

A very nice walking street that cuts right through the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Charles Street is lined with several nice restaurants and some very interesting specialty shops. The street and sidewalks are cobblestone, so be wary of that and wear some comfy shoes. Be sure to check out Artu for Italian food, The Paramount for some comfort food and Beacon... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This street cuts across Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood and is lined with good restaurants and upscale shops. The shops are worth stepping into, and there are restaurants for every taste if you are hungry. The Paramount in particular is good for breakfast.

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Staying in Beacon Hill

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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.