Don’t miss walking through the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood. Located just north of the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden, this is a neighborhood of Federal-style row houses and large mansions. I love wandering through the narrow, gas-lit streets with brick sidewalks.
Make sure to walk through the Boston Common from 1634 and the Boston Public Garden established in 1837. They are both beautiful parks.
Beacon Hill Hotel: If you want to stay in this historic district, then the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro might be for you. It is located at 25 Charles St. It is an attractive boutique hotel with bistro in a great location near the Boston Common and Public Garden. Having the popular Beacon Hill Bistro onsite is an added plus!
Also in the area, the XV Beacon Hotel was voted as the #2 in the US according to the Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Poll for 2018. It is a luxury boutique hotel with great style at 15 Beacon Street.
Established as a pub in 1895, the former Bull & Finch Pub (from 1969) at 84 Beacon St. was the inspiration for the 1982 television show Cheers. It was found “when the producers of the TV show went looking for a location to depict the ideal American bar, they headed to Boston, famous for colorful pubs, sports teams, and lively politics.” The Bull & Finch was the spot they found. The name was later changed to Cheers due to the popularity of the show.
After your visit to the Beacon Hill and the Boston Common, then start your visit to the The Freedom Trail. “The Freedom Trail is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.” I have done it in the past and really enjoyed the experience.
There is also The Black Heritage Trail winding through the Beacon Hill neighborhood featuring sites important in African-American history.