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“Antiques street!”
Review of Charles Street

Charles Street
Ranked #98 of 394 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Mariestad, Sverige
Level 6 Contributor
675 reviews
375 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Antiques street!”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This street that goes north from where Boston Public meet Boston Common is a nice street full of antique stores so if you are interested in antiques it's well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Good adjunct to your visit to Boston Common”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

I wouldn't recommend heading for Charles Street *only* to see Charles Street, but if you are crossing this street separating the Public Garden from the Common, then I'd recommend getting curious about what is on it a bit in each direction. I admit that my own tour of it happened by accident, when I got lost trying to get back to the Sheraton Boston after a visit to the Common, but it has a lot of history and a lot of interesting specialty shops.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
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“Charming stroll”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

This is a very cute, obviously historical street in Boston's upscale Beacon Hill. Great for a stroll and a look around, but I was given the impression it was a shopping destination. Not really. Other than a few cute (rather touristy) shops, I would say it's more about the architecture and the charm of the neighborhood vs. the actual shopping. Plan to see it, but don't spend too much time here if true shopping is your goal.

Visited July 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
Level 6 Contributor
451 reviews
141 attraction reviews
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“Stepping back in time”
Reviewed 19 April 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous area to take a walk on brick streets. Almost like stepping back in time. Little shops whose signs are in the shapes of their products (cobbler has a boot shaped sign). There are antique shops, cafes, and specialty shops.

Visited April 2013
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Antiques. interesting shops, restaurants, access Red Line”
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This is also a great alternative way to go the to Red Line (MGH). from Boston Garden, or longer from Boston Common. The sidewalks are brick so if you are unstable this would require care. A range of restaurants, a convenience store. "Gaslight lamps". A tase of old Boston.

It ends at MGH at the Red Line

Visited April 2013
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