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Cute street with boutique shops

Charles street is in the brick laden Beacon Hill. A picturesque place to stroll, shop at boutiques, or stop for a bite to eat.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Charles street is in the brick laden Beacon Hill. A picturesque place to stroll, shop at boutiques, or stop for a bite to eat.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My friend specifically asked the concierge for a shopping area that had more local boutiques rather than chain stores and he pointed us to Charles St. He was right. Mostly stores (a little pricey but what do you expect when you are located on Beacon Hill?) that you'll never see elsewhere located on an adorable little cobblestone street that butts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We took many photos while we enjoyed the historic charm of Charles Street. The coffee shop was a welcomed refreshment as well as the antique stores and quaint shops. Very clean and picturesque. This area gave us a memorable morning with a walk through Boston Common to arrive there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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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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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