Beacon Hill is undoubtedly the neighborhood outsiders conjure up when they conjure up images of Boston.
Cobblestone streets, Federal and Greek Revival architecture, the Common and the Public Garden at the foot of it all—it's hard to surpass the tony enclave in terms of quaintness, history, and charm. There is seemingly so much of all three that touring Beacon Hill could consume a sizable chunk of anyone's day.
How to avoid that? Here's how! The Curbed Boston Two-Hour Guide to Beacon Hill takes visitors to the essential spots, consequential ones close enough together geographically to make them all doable in 120 minutes, tops.
The below map is stacked so that points can be visited with relative ease, one after the other, rather than having to exhaustingly run all over the place (the neighborhood is built on a hill, after all).Read More