Holiday Boutique, Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston, Ma.
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Beacon Hill, Boston, Ma.

Charles Street and Beacon Hill in Historic Boston, Massachusetts

Shops on Charles Street are an eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries, jewelry stores and home accessory shops with plenty of nearby restaurants, inns and historic sites. You can find women's fashion, gifts, vintage or preppy clothing, antiques, art, items for the home and an antique map shop. Cafes and restaurants are here too. The Esplanade, a tree lined promenade that extends along the Charles River is at the end of Charles St. On Beacon Hill, beautiful townhouses crowd the narrow streets. If you don't mind the hills, you can take a guided tour or a self-guided walk. The annual Hidden Gardens Tour each Spring lets you get a closer look at this beautiful neighborhood. In winter, there is ice skating on Frog Pond in the nearby Boston Common. In summer, you'll find a reflecting pool and carousel there. Seasonal swan boat rides are a delight in the nearby Public Garden, also great for a stroll or picnic. Have a great day out on Charles Street in Beacon Hill!

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Shops
Exclusive Jewels - one of a kind fine jewelry, watches & art; 107 Charles St., 617-515-3798WEBSITE
That's It! - gift shop with international creatively designed items; 98 Charles St., 617-982-6332 WEBSITE
Wish - women's clothing boutique; designer clothes; 49 Charles St., 617-227-4441WEBSITE
Holiday - fine clothing and accessories boutique; 53 Charles St., 617-973-9730WEBSITE
Crush Boutique - women's designer clothing boutique; accessories; casual & formal; 131 Charles St., 617-720-0010WEBSITE
Dress - women's clothing boutique; accessories, jewelry; 70 Charles St., 617-248-9910WEBSITE
French + Italian - women's clothing boutique; French and Italian designer apparel; 119 Charles St., 857-990-3141 WEBSITE
Second Time Around (STA) - apparel resale; designer clothes and accessories; 82 Charles St., 617-227-0049WEBSITE
Beauty Mark - cosmetics boutique; also body care products; 33 Charles St., 617-720-1555 WEBSITE
KM Hudson - lingerie, bras and bra fittings; 125 Charles St., 617-824-9820WEBSITE
Good - unique gift shop; jewelry, accessories, antiques; 133 Charles St., 617-722-9200WEBSITE
Red Wagon - unique domestic and European children's clothing and accessories; books, toys, play area; 69 Charles St., 617-523-9402WEBSITE
Blackstones of Beacon Hill - gift shop; handbags, stationery, accessories, home decor, jewelry, Boston souvenirs; 46 Charles St., 617-227-4646WEBSITE
Flat of the Hill - gift shop, bags, jewelry, accessories, bath and body products, books, candles; 60 Charles St., 617-619-9977WEBSITE
Beacon Hill Chocolates - imported artisan chocolate products; truffles, gift boxes; 91 Charles St., 617-725-1900WEBSITE
Fastachi - variety of hand roasted nuts, plus dried fruit mixes; gift boxes; 83 Charles St., 617-924-8787WEBSITE
Danish Country European & Asian Antiques - antique furniture from Sweden, Denmark, Asia; 138 Charles St., 617-227-1804WEBSITE
Marika's Antique Shop - antiques, pottery, jewelry, furniture; 130 Charles St., 617-523-4520WEBSITE
Elegant Findings - antiques china; also, antique paintings, furniture, statues, glassware; 89 Charles St., 617-973-4844WEBSITE
Twentieth Century Limited - vintage costume jewelry, estate jewelry, handbags, hats, clocks, prints; 73 Charles St., 617-742-1031WEBSITE
Core de Vie - wellness center, yoga and exercise training, skin care, small store, yoga jeans; 40 Charles St., 617-720-0411WEBSITE
North River Outfitter - men's and women's clothing, accessories and shoes, outerwear, books; 122 Charles St., 617-742-0089WEBSITE
North River Outfitter (NRO) Kids - children's clothing, toys; 126 Charles St., 617-742-0009WEBSITE
North River Outfitter (NRO) Sports - apparel and accessories for skiing, running, golf, tennis; 39 Charles St., 617-742-3900WEBSITE
Helen's Leather Shop - diverse selection of leather products; boots, coats, belts, bags; 110 Charles St., 617-742-2077WEBSITE
Kate & Theo Home - opened Jan. 2015; home furnishings and decorative items; plus interior design; 96 Charles St., 617-227-1915 WEBSITE
Black Ink - housewares, stationery, assorted useful items, gifts; 101 Charles St., 617-723-3883WEBSITE
Rugg Road Paper Co. - custom stationery, handmade paper, invitations, cards, gifts; 105 Charles St., 617-742-0002WEBSITE
December Thieves - accessories, apparel, jewelry, home decor items; 88 Charles St., 617-982-6808WEBSITE
Persona Jewelry - custom jewelry, new & vintage pieces, watches, gifts; jewelry repair; 62 Charles St., 617-266-3003WEBSITE
Linens on the Hill - high quality bedding; gifts, home decor, lotions, soaps, candles, frames; 52 Charles St., 617-227-1255WEBSITE
Caswell Gallery - prints and artwork, including Boston scenes; framing, stationery, cards; 31 Charles St., 617-523-9868WEBSITE
Boston Antiques Co. - closed until Spring 2015; artwork, jewelry, china, home decor; 119 Charles St., 617-227-9810WEBSITE
Eugene Galleries, Inc. - antique maps and engravings, books, antique frames, collectibles; 76 Charles St., 617-227-3062WEBSITE

List of Shops by Category - beaconhillonline.com; list of shops WEBSITE
Article about Shops on Beacon Hill - bostonmagazine.com; article featuring several shops WEBSITE
Overview Charles St. Shopping - celebrateboston.com WEBSITE

General Information
Neighborhood Web Site for Beacon Hill - general info; walking tour, map, calendar WEBSITE
General Info about Beacon Hill - beaconhillonline.com; some historical information WEBSITE
Map of Beacon Hill - Beacon Hill Times Map at beaconhillonline.com WEBSITE
Boston Discovery Guide - online guide to events, attractions, hotels in Boston WEBSITE
Massachusetts Things to Do - www.jenreviews.com; 100 Best Things to Do in Massachusetts; article about activities, events, places in MassachusettsWEBSITE

Restaurants
The Paramount - breakfast, lunch and dinner available; order at the grill; breakfast all day; cozy seating; 44 Charles St., 617-720-1152WEBSITE
Pressed - juice, salads, shakes, fruit flavored popsicles (paletas); healthy food to go; 120 Charles St., 857-350-3103WEBSITE
Cafe Bella Vita - Italian eatery; lunch and desserts, plenty of seating, Wi-Fi; 30 Charles St., 617-720-4505WEBSITE
Beacon Hill Bistro - breakfast, lunch and dinner; American/International; French dinner entres; open late; 25 Charles St., 617-723-7575WEBSITE
Panificio Bistro & Bakery - bakery, lunch and brunch, sandwiches; 144 Charles St., 617-227-4340WEBSITE
Figs - Chef Todd English's restaurant serving thin crust pizza, pasta entrees, salad; lunch and dinner; 42 Charles St., 617-742-3447WEBSITE
Upper Crust Pizzeria - original location of local chain serving variety of pizzas; 20 Charles St., 617-723-9600WEBSITE
Toscano Restaurant - Tuscan dishes in elegant European surroundings; lunch and dinner; 47 Charles St., 617-723-4090WEBSITE
Bin 26 Enoteca - Wine and food; lunch, dinner, brunch, dessert menus; large selection of wines for pairing with variety of foods; 26 Charles St., 617-723-5939WEBSITE
LaLa Rokh - authentic Persian dishes, Eastern Mediterranean cuisine; 97 Mt. Vernon St., 617-720-5511WEBSITE
Sweet - freshly baked cupcakes and cakes; custom orders also; 81 Charles St., 617-720-2253
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J.P. Licks - ice cream shop; 150 Charles St., 857-233-2771WEBSITE
Cheers - Bull & Finch Tavern on Beacon St. tavern inspired the televison show, Cheers; pub menu, live entertainment; replica located in Quincy Market; 84 Beacon St., 617-227-9605WEBSITE
Hampshire House - elegant, historic mansion on Beacon Hill, special dining events only; check schedule; 84 Beacon St., 617-227-9600WEBSITE
Tatte Bakery & Cafe - planned for Feb. 2015 at 70 Charles St., former site of Cafe Vanille; pastry and coffee shop; lunch and brunchWEBSITE

Where to Stay
Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro - twelve guest rooms, one suite; located on Charles; full breakfast; 25 Charles St., 617-723-7575WEBSITE
Liberty Hotel - boutique hotel at end of Charles St., former Charles St. jail, atrium style lobby with bar; 215 Charles St., 617-224-4000WEBSITE
XV Beacon Hotel - luxury contemporary style boutique hotel close to State House; dog friendly; 15 Beacon St., 617-670-1500 WEBSITE
The Charles Street Inn - closed; luxury bed & breakfast on Charles St., general info, maps, parking info
Newbury Guest House - guest house on Newbury St.; private bath; three townhouses form guest house; 261 Newbury St., 617-670-6000WEBSITE
The Gryphon House - B&B; walk to Newbury St.; 9 Bay State Rd., 617-375-9003WEBSITE
Inn at St. Botolph - studio, 1 and 2 bedroom suites; kitchenettes; contemporary style in rooms; 99 St. Botolph St., 617-236-8099WEBSITE
Taj Hotel - high end well located deluxe hotel at end of Newbury St. across from the Public Garden; 15 Arlington St., 617-536-5700WEBSITE
Loews Boston Hotel - formerly Back Bay Hotel & Jurys Boston Hotel; luxury hotel; good location; short walk to Newbury St.; 154 Berkeley St. (was 350 Stuart St.), 617-266-7200WEBSITE
Nine Zero Hotel - luxury boutique hotel; located on opposite side of Boston Common and Public Garden; 90 Tremont St., 617-772-5810WEBSITE
Hotel 140 - small boutique hotel in Back Bay; small, simple rooms; good value; good location; walk to Newbury St.; 140 Clarendon St., 617-585-5600WEBSITE
Charlesmark Hotel - European modern style boutique hotel; small rooms; Copley Square; close to Newbury St.; 655 Boylston St., 617-247-1212WEBSITE
Hotel Commonwealth - luxury boutique hotel in Back Bay; short walk to Newbury St.; 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617-933-5000WEBSITE
Lenox Hotel - luxury hotel in Copley Square; 61 Exeter St., 617-536-5300WEBSITE
Colonnade Hotel - luxury hotel in Back Bay; outdoor roof top pool; 120 Huntington Ave., 617-424-7000WEBSITE
Copley Square Hotel - contemporary style boutique hotel on Huntington Ave.; walk to Newbury St.; 47 Huntington Ave., 617-536-9000WEBSITE
Mandarin Oriental - luxury hotel connected to Prudential Center Shops; short walk to Newbury St.; 776 Boylston St., 617-535-8888WEBSITE
Courtyard by Marriott Copley Place - refurbished nineteenth century apartment building; short walk to Newbury St.; 88 Exeter St., 617-437-9300WEBSITE
Revere Hotel - hotel convenient to theater district, Boston Common; walk to Newbury St.; indoor heated pool; 200 Stuart St., 617-482-1800WEBSITE
Hilton Back Bay - hotel on Dalton St., short walk to Prudential Center and Newbury St.; 40 Dalton St., 617-236-1100WEBSITE
Eliot Hotel - luxury Parisian style Back Bay boutique hotel; highly rated French restaurant and Sushi Bar; short walk to Newbury St.; 370 Commonwealth Ave., 617-267-1607WEBSITE
Omni Parker House - luxury historic hotel convenient to Beacon Hill, Quincy Market and Financial District; 60 School St., 617-227-8600WEBSITE
Fairmont Copley Plaza - classic landmark luxury hotel in Copley Square; 138 St. James Ave., 617-267-5300WEBSITE
Westin Copley Place - luxury hotel linked to Hynes Convention Center and indoor shopping; 10 Huntington Ave., 617-262-9600WEBSITE
Sheraton - linked to Hynes Convention Center and indoor shopping; short walk to Newbury St.; 39 Dalton St., 617-236-2000WEBSITE
Park Plaza and Towers - historic luxury hotel in Back Bay; short walk to Newbury St.; 50 Park Plaza, 617-426-2000WEBSITE
Four Seasons - elegant high end hotel overlooking the Public Garden; short walk to Newbury St.; 200 Boylston St., 617-338-4400WEBSITE
Chandler Inn - boutique hotel in South End; long walk to Newbury St.; 26 Chandler St., 617-482-3450WEBSITE
Ames - A Morgans Original - elegant boutique hotel; near Quincy Market; 1 Court St., 617-979-8100WEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Beacon Hill Attractions - beaconhillonline.com WEBSITE
Self-Guided Walking Tour - beaconhillonline.com WEBSITE
Nichols House Museum - historic town house showing 17th-19th century furniture and artwork; 55 Mt. Vernon St., 617-227-6993 WEBSITE
Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill - self-guided tour scheduled each spring; tickets required; (next one is 5/18/17) WEBSITE
Museum of African American History - located on Beacon Hill; meeting house and school; 46 Joy St., 617-720-2991WEBSITE
African American Heritage Trail - guided tours available in summer; self-guided tour map; Beacon Hill WEBSITE
Beacon Hill Events - boston.com list of events, walking tours, hidden gardens tour WEBSITE
Freedom Trail - walking path around Boston to visit historical sites significant to American Revolution WEBSITE
Freedom Trail Tour with Costumed Guides - thefreedomtrail.org WEBSITE
Boston By Foot Walking Tour - guided tours of Beacon Hill; also Freedom Trail tours WEBSITE
More Guided Tours - National Park Service walking tours of Boston WEBSITE
Swan Boats - swan boat ride around pond in Boston Public Garden; open seasonally, weather permitting; 617-522-1966WEBSITE
Boston Public Garden - beautiful gardens in heart of Boston; Make Way for Ducklings statues; Charles St./Beacon St./Arlington St./Boylston St.; Parks Dept., 617-435-4505WEBSITE
Boston Common - park in center of Boston; next to the Boston Public Garden; start of Freedom Trail; Charles St./Beacon St./Park St./Tremont St./Boylston St.; Parks Dept. 617-435-4505WEBSITE
Frog Pond Ice Skating Rink - winter outdoor ice skating on Boston Common; free for skaters under 58" tall; 617-635-2120WEBSITE
Frog Pond Carousel and Reflecting Pool - seasonally open carousel and relecting pool (April) on Boston Common; Parks Dept., 617-635-4505WEBSITE
Gibson House Museum - house museum in Back Bay showing the 1800's home of the Gibson family; tours available; events; 137 Beacon St., 617-267-6338WEBSITE
Tour for Photographers - bostontours.us WEBSITE
Another Tour for Photographers - photowalks.com WEBSITE
Chocolate Walking Tour - bostonchocolatetours.com; tours to Boston neighborhoods featuring chocolate boutiques including samplings WEBSITE
Boston Duck Tours - tour of Boston in amphibious vehicle; fun and informative; go on land and sea WEBSITE
Old Town Trolley Tours - sightseeing bus tour; use bus throughout the day to tour Boston WEBSITE

Kids
Boston By Foot - Boston By Little Feet Tour; shorter version of Freedom Trail tailored to kids WEBSITE
Museum of African American History - located on Beacon Hill; meeting house and school; 46 Joy St., 617-720-2991WEBSITE
African American Heritage Trail - guided tours available seasonally; check site for schedule; also, self-guided tour map; Beacon Hill WEBSITE
Swan Boats - swan boat ride around pond in Boston Public Garden; open seasonally, weather permitting; 617-522-1966WEBSITE
Boston Public Garden - beautiful gardens in heart of Boston; Make Way for Ducklings statues; Charles St./Beacon St./Arlington St./Boylston St.; Parks Dept., 617-435-4505WEBSITE
Boston Common - park in center of Boston; next to the Boston Public Garden; start of Freedom Trail; Charles St./Beacon St./Park St./Tremont St./Boylston St.; Parks Dept. 617-435-4505WEBSITE
Frog Pond Ice Skating Rink - winter outdoor ice skating on Boston Common; free for skaters under 58" tall; 617-635-2120WEBSITE
Frog Pond Carousel and Reflecting Pool - seasonally open carousel and relecting pool (April) on Boston Common; Parks Dept., 617-635-4505WEBSITE
Nichols House Museum - historic town house showing 17th-19th century furniture and artwork; 55 Mt. Vernon St., 617-227-6993WEBSITE
Gibson House Museum - house museum in Back Bay showing the 1800's home of the Gibson family; tours available; events; 137 Beacon St., 617-267-6338WEBSITE
Boston Duck Tours - tour of Boston in amphibious vehicle; fun and informative; go on land and sea WEBSITE
Old Town Trolley Tours - sightseeing bus tour; use bus throughout the day to tour Boston WEBSITE
Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill - self-guided tour scheduled each spring; tickets required; (next one is 5/18/17) WEBSITE
Chocolate Walking Tour - bostonchocolatetours.com; tours to Boston neighborhoods featuring chocolate boutiques including samplings WEBSITE

Hidden Gardens: Boutiques & Antiques -- Spring on Beacon Hill, Boston

Ice Skating & Shopping on Beacon Hill in Boston, Ma.

That's It! Gifts, Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston, Ma. Frog Pond Ice Skating, Boston Common, Boston, Ma. Core de Vie Studios, Beacon Hill, Boston, Ma.

North River Outfitter, Beacon Hill, Boston, Ma. Eugene Gallieries, Charles St., Boston, Ma. Holiday, boutique on Charles St., Boston, Ma.

Wish Boutique, Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston, Ma. Helen's Leather Shop, Beacon Hill, Boston, Ma. Beacon Hill Chocolates, Beacon Hill, Boston, Ma.