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Nice quirky commercial area, some shops are just for looks, others more affordable, beautiful walkable area, nice and very beatifoul buildings.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Danbury, Connecticut
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice quirky commercial area, some shops are just for looks, others more affordable, beautiful walkable area, nice and very beatifoul buildings.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Don not miss this area. It make's you .jealous. Very pleasant neighbourhood. I wish I young enough to move to Boston and buy a house in Beacon.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely walk from the State House alongside Boston Common say to Charles Street, there are grand buildings to see with a great aspect across the park

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Beacon st is very long! From the common to Mass av. it i very rich in architectural homes from the early days of Boston. After BC area it becomes a bit more diverse and some new structures mix with the old. Some interesting and good restaurants along the way. There is a nice stretch with "young vibe" around Coolidge Corner.... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Beacon Street is a major road that runs through several Boston neighborhoods and a few of its western suburbs. The most scenic area of the street to walk on is in the Beacon Hill and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston. Here, the street is lined with historic buildings, attractions, shops, and great restaurants. My favorite end of the street is... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Great place to see dozens of Boston's best historic structures and places. The area is full of beautiful old buildings, restaurants, churches. A must when you are touring Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Beautiful area, lots of history, wonderful old buildings, easy to walk around (but hilly). Best done when you are going to a destination -- a club, or restaurant, or to the Boston Common -- rather than just sightseeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous part of Boston and we were here in February. Would like to see it in late summer early fall sometime. The area is also well maintained. Check this area out if you are visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Historic and beautiful. We rented a very small apartment on Beacon St. for a long weekend. Was well worth it as it was close to a lot of historical sights. The homes/buildings in this area have beautiful architecture. There's a few structures that are extremely old and have been well maintained such as several churches...breath-taking. Boston Common is within walking... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Beacon Street is a historic avenue in Boston, linking downtown to the western suburbs, passing the northern boundary of Boston Common, Public Garden, through Back Bay residential and restaurant areas, Kenmore Square and Fenway along the way. We enjoyed walking Beacon Street on the northern side of the Public Garden, where you find the Cheers Bar, to the Somerset and... More 

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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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