Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill

1. Massachusetts State House

1 Ashburton Pl, Boston, MA
Capitol Building · Beacon Hill · 38 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The Massachusetts State House sits at the top of Beacon Hill on land that was once John Hancock’s cow pasture. Tours are offered weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Read more.

Boston Common is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

2. Boston Common

9.6
Tremont St (btwn Beacon & Charles St), Boston, MA
Park · Beacon Hill · 221 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The Boston Common is the oldest public park in the country. It began as 50 acres of grazing land for cattle. Read more.

3. The Freedom Trail

9.2
The Freedom Trail (btwn Tremont St & Essex St), Boston, MA
Trail · Beacon Hill · 61 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, marked with a wide red line, begins at the Common and leads visitors to 16 historic sites, among them the King’s Chapel, Faneuil Hall, and the Bunker Hill Monument. Read more.

Boston Athenaeum is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

4. Boston Athenaeum

9.2
10 1/2 Beacon St (at Park St), Boston, MA
Library · Beacon Hill · 10 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The athenaeum is a members-only library, so visitors are allowed only on the first floor, but you can take a guided art and architecture tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. Read more.

21st Amendment is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

5. 21st Amendment

6.9
150 Bowdoin St (at Beacon St.), Boston, MA
Pub · Beacon Hill · 36 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: This pub, located in the shadow of the State House, was originally built in 1899 as a luxury hotel. It's rumored to have been a favorite haunt of JFK, who allegedly wrote speeches by the fireplace. Read more.

The Paramount is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

6. The Paramount

9.2
44 Charles St (btwn Chestnut & Mt. Vernon), Boston, MA
Breakfast Spot · Beacon Hill · 195 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: An affordable eatery known mainly for its breakfasts: a line forms almost immediately on weekend mornings. Grab a tray and wait in line for the restaurant’s Spanish omelet or famous pancakes. Read more.

Twentieth Century Ltd. is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

7. Twentieth Century Ltd.

73 Charles St (btw Pinckney St. & Mt. Vernon St.), Boston, MA
Jewelry Store · Beacon Hill · 4 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Everything you need to look fabulous if you’re having tea with royalty. The shop’s sparkling tiaras, necklaces, rings, and brooches make a great addition to any costume jewelry collection. Read more.

Panificio Bistro & Bakery is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

8. Panificio Bistro & Bakery

8.3
144 Charles St (btwn Cambridge & Revere St.), Boston, MA
Bistro · Beacon Hill · 45 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Known for its weekend brunch. Try the French toast made with homemade apple cinnamon raisin bread, or one of their frittatas, open-faced omelets with sautéed vegetables and mozzarella. Read more.

Nichols House Museum is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

9. Nichols House Museum

7.2
55 Mount Vernon St (btwn Walnut & Joy), Boston, MA
Museum · Beacon Hill · 6 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: One of the earliest structures on Beacon Hill. It was designed by Massachusetts State House architect Charles Bulfinch, who also designed many Beacon Hill mansions. Admission is $7. Read more.

Lala Rokh is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

10. Lala Rokh

8.8
97 Mount Vernon St, Boston, MA
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Beacon Hill · 13 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Try the morgh pollo, saffron-seared chicken in a tomato broth served with basmati rice and flavored with cumin, cinnamon, rose petals, and barberries (a sour yellow berry). Read more.

Louisburg Square is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

11. Louisburg Square

8.6
1 Louisburg Sq, Boston, MA
Plaza · Beacon Hill · 7 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: A small private park surrounded by the most elegant townhouses in Boston. Look for 19 Louisburg, home to Senator John Kerry, and 10 Louisburg, where Louisa May Alcott resided until her death. Read more.

Good is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

12. Good

88 Charles St, Boston, MA
Jewelry Store · Beacon Hill · 2 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: You won’t find any novelty items or brand names here, but you may find beautiful hand-woven silk scarfs, handmade brass earrings, or vintage cuff links and pottery. Read more.

Black Ink is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

13. Black Ink

7.4
101 Charles St, Boston, MA
Gift Shop · Beacon Hill · 7 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Everything in the store has a purpose, albeit not always readily apparent (needle threader, anyone?). Make sure to budget time for this place, as it’s impossible to see everything at first glance. Read more.

Museum of African American History is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

14. Museum of African American History

9.0
46 Joy St (Smith Court), Boston, MA
History Museum · Beacon Hill · 14 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The Museum of African American History commemorates the men and women who fought for the abolition of slavery, while establishing schools, churches, and businesses on the hill. Read more.

Rouvalis Flowers is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

15. Rouvalis Flowers

38 W Cedar St (Pinckney), Boston, MA
Flower Shop · Beacon Hill · 2 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The original 1897 store was a butcher shop and still retains all of the original interior elements, including a meat refrigerator that now serves as a cooler for flowers. Read more.

75 Chestnut is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

16. 75 Chestnut

8.2
75 Chestnut St (at Brimmer St), Boston, MA
American Restaurant · Beacon Hill · 37 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Try the classic herbed clam chowder or the Nantucket Seafood Stew, which includes gulf shrimp, scallops, hand-cut salmon, halibut, sea bass, vegetables, and potatoes. Read more.

Scollay Square is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

17. Scollay Square

7.6
21 Beacon St (at Bowdoin St.), Boston, MA
American Restaurant · Beacon Hill · 49 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: This warm, inviting restaurant is popular with State House pols & Beacon Hill residents. Their focus is on American comfort food & weekend brunch features a "Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar." Read more.

Marliave is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

18. Marliave

8.6
10 Bosworth St (btwn Province & Tremont), Boston, MA
New American Restaurant · Downtown Boston · 102 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Billing itself as Boston’s 4th oldest restaurant, Marliave has been serving Beacon Hill residents since 1885. Diners can order half-price oysters/clams from the raw bar daily from 4-6 pm & 9-10 p.m. Read more.

The Tip Tap Room is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

19. The Tip Tap Room

9.0
138 Cambridge St (at Staniford St), Boston, MA
American Restaurant · Beacon Hill · 101 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: This restaurant offers a variety of tips, ranging from turkey to lamb to wild game such as ostrich and kangaroo, and 36 drafts on tap as well. Read more.

Blackstone's of Beacon Hill is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

20. Blackstone's of Beacon Hill

46 Charles St (btw Chestnut and Mt. Vernon), Boston, MA
Gift Shop · Beacon Hill · 6 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: This sunny gift shop is a great place to buy a present for that difficult-to-shop-for someone. The store offers an array of housewarming gifts, collectibles, and knickknacks, many with a Boston theme. Read more.

Toscano Restaurant is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

21. Toscano Restaurant

8.7
47 Charles St, Boston, MA
Italian Restaurant · Beacon Hill · 41 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The restaurant boasts a wine list featuring more than 100 wines from Tuscany alone. Their handmade pastas, local and imported cheeses, and homemade sausages draw diners back again and again. Read more.

22. Wish

49 Charles St (between Chestnut St & Mount Vernon St), Boston, MA
Women's Store · Beacon Hill · 2 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Wish carries local jewelry and handbag designers as well as popular contemporary apparel brands, including Joie, Calypso, AG Jeans, Alice + Olivia, and Trina Turk. Read more.

Beacon Hill Chocolates is one of Nearby Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill.

23. Beacon Hill Chocolates

8.3
91 Charles St (Pinckney Street), Boston, MA
Dessert Shop · Beacon Hill · 11 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Owner Paula Barth imports the best artisan chocolates from all over New England and around the world, meaning that each truffle is a handcrafted, melt-in-your-mouth delight. Read more.