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  • 1. Acorn Street

    Beacon Hill | Neighborhood/Street

    Often called the city's most photographed passageway, Acorn Street offers its visitors an iconic image of "historic Boston." Short, steep, and...Read More

  • 2. Charles Street

    Beacon Hill | Neighborhood/Street

    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...Read More

  • 3. Assembly Row


    What was once large barren fields and the former home of a Ford Assembly Plant, is now a thriving destination neighborhood along the Mystic...Read More

  • 4. Bay Village

    South End | Neighborhood/Street

    This pocket of early-19th-century brick row houses, near Arlington and Piedmont streets, is a fine, mellow neighborhood (Edgar Allan Poe was...Read More

  • 5. Beacon Street

    Beacon Hill | Notable Building

    Some New Englanders believe that wealth is a burden to be borne with a minimum of display. Happily, the early residents of Beacon Street were...Read More

  • 6. Blackstone Block

    Government Center | Neighborhood/Street

    Between North and Hanover streets, near the Haymarket, lies the Blackstone Block, now visited mostly for its culinary landmark the Union Oyster...Read More

  • 7. Boylston Street

    Back Bay | Neighborhood/Street

    Less posh than Newbury Street, this broad thoroughfare is the southern commercial spine of the Back Bay, lined with interesting restaurants...Read More

  • 8. Chinatown

    Chinatown | Neighborhood/Street

    Boston's Chinatown may seem small, but it's said to be the third largest in the United States, after those in San Francisco and Manhattan. Beginning...Read More

  • 9. Hanover Street

    North End | Neighborhood/Street

    This is the North End's main thoroughfare, along with the smaller and narrower Salem Street. It was named for the ruling dynasty of 18th- and...Read More

  • 10. Kenmore Square

    The Fenway | Neighborhood/Street

    Two blocks north of Fenway Park is Kenmore Square, where you'll find shops, restaurants, and the city's iconic sign advertising Citgo gasoline...Read More

  • 11. Leather District

    Chinatown | Neighborhood/Street

    Opposite South Station and inside the angle formed by Kneeland Street and Atlantic Avenue is a corner of Downtown that has been relatively untouched...Read More

  • 12. Louisburg Square

    Beacon Hill | Plaza/Square

    Charming, and tucked around the corner from historic Acorn Street, Louisburg Square (proper Bostonians always pronounce the "s") was an 1840s...Read More

  • 13. Mt. Vernon Street

    Beacon Hill | Neighborhood/Street

    Mt. Vernon Street runs from the flat of the Hill, past Louisburg Square, and all the way up the Massachusetts State House. Along with Chestnut...Read More

  • 14. Newbury Street

    Back Bay | Neighborhood/Street

    Eight-block-long Newbury Street has been compared to New York's 5th Avenue, and certainly this is the city's poshest shopping area, with branches...Read More

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  • 15. Porter Square

    Porter Square | Neighborhood/Street

    About a mile northwest of Harvard Square lies Porter Square, an area that consists of several blocks along Mass Ave. that boast shopping centers...Read More

  • 16. Salem Street

    North End | Neighborhood/Street

    This ancient and constricted thoroughfare, one of the two main North End streets, cuts through the heart of the neighborhood and runs parallel...Read More

  • 17. State Street

    Downtown | Neighborhood/Street

    During the 19th century State Street was headquarters for banks, brokerages, and insurance firms; although these businesses have spread throughout...Read More

  • 18. Theater District

    Theater District | Neighborhood/Street

    Bounded by Washington and West streets, Marginal Road, and Charles Street South, the Theater District is fertile ground for Boston's performing...Read More

  • 19. Union Park

    South End | Neighborhood/Street

    Cast-iron fences, Victorian-era town houses, and a grassy area all add up to one of Boston's most charming slice of a neighborhood. ...Read More

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