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Boston - Beacon Hill & Boston Common (Chapter)

5th Edition Aug 2012

This is the Beacon Hill & Boston Common chapter from Lonely Planet's Boston guidebook.

Abutted by the Boston Common - the centerpiece of the city - and topped with the gold-domed Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill is the neighborhood most often featured on Boston postcards. The surrounding retail and residential streets are delightfully, quintessentially Boston.

  • admire the seasonal bounty of the Public Garden while riding a Swan Boat on the lagoon
  • maps
  • browse for trash and treasures in the antique shops that line Charles St
  • transport
  • follow the Black Heritage Trail to learn about the early African-American settlement on Beacon Hill
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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