We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Beacon Street

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Boston, MA
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 55 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1

Very nice street with a lot of interesting houses! You pass the original cheers bar from TV. Very nice Sunday morning to see all the locals walking there dogs.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stockholm, Sweden
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 34: English reviews
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
708 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice street with a lot of interesting houses! You pass the original cheers bar from TV. Very nice Sunday morning to see all the locals walking there dogs.

Thank R_Sweden
Danbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice quirky commercial area, some shops are just for looks, others more affordable, beautiful walkable area, nice and very beatifoul buildings.

Thank MC V
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
1,051 reviews
648 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Don not miss this area. It make's you .jealous. Very pleasant neighbourhood. I wish I young enough to move to Boston and buy a house in Beacon.

2 Thank Ronald B
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
1,503 reviews
449 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely walk from the State House alongside Boston Common say to Charles Street, there are grand buildings to see with a great aspect across the park

1 Thank David G
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
633 reviews
329 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Beacon st is very long! From the common to Mass av. it i very rich in architectural homes from the early days of Boston. After BC area it becomes a bit more diverse and some new structures mix with the old. Some interesting and good restaurants along the way. There is a nice stretch with "young vibe" around Coolidge Corner.... More 

1 Thank Danuza
Clemmons, North Carolina
Level Contributor
366 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Beacon Street is a major road that runs through several Boston neighborhoods and a few of its western suburbs. The most scenic area of the street to walk on is in the Beacon Hill and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston. Here, the street is lined with historic buildings, attractions, shops, and great restaurants. My favorite end of the street is... More 

1 Thank Andrei S
Utica, New York
Level Contributor
1,783 reviews
1,145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great place to see dozens of Boston's best historic structures and places. The area is full of beautiful old buildings, restaurants, churches. A must when you are touring Boston.

Thank RonL40
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
650 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Beautiful area, lots of history, wonderful old buildings, easy to walk around (but hilly). Best done when you are going to a destination -- a club, or restaurant, or to the Boston Common -- rather than just sightseeing.

Thank EagleEyeBoston
Level Contributor
440 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous part of Boston and we were here in February. Would like to see it in late summer early fall sometime. The area is also well maintained. Check this area out if you are visiting.

Thank 406Foodie
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Historic and beautiful. We rented a very small apartment on Beacon St. for a long weekend. Was well worth it as it was close to a lot of historical sights. The homes/buildings in this area have beautiful architecture. There's a few structures that are extremely old and have been well maintained such as several churches...breath-taking. Boston Common is within walking... More 

Thank Legartijo

Travellers who viewed Beacon Street also viewed


Been to Beacon Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Beacon Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Beacon Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood