Fodor's Expert Review Charles Street

Beacon Hill and Boston Common Neighborhood/Street
Free Fodor's Choice

You won't see any glaring neon, in keeping with the historic character of the area, but Charles Street more than makes up for the general lack of commercial development on Beacon Hill with a plethora of antiques shops, clothing boutiques, small restaurants, and cafés. Once the home of Oliver Wendell Holmes and the publisher James T. Fields (of the famed Bostonian firm of Ticknor and Fields), Charles Street sparkles at dusk from gas-fueled lamps, making it a romantic place for an evening stroll.

Neighborhood/Street Free Business District Historic District/Site Historical Fodor's Choice

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Between Beacon and Cambridge Sts.
Boston, Massachusetts  02108, USA

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