If you're ever in the Boston area, be sure to visit the Beacon Hill district.
Located just north of Boston Common park, Beacon Hill is one of the oldest and most desirable neighbourhoods in the Eastern United States.
It's narrow streets date back to the early days of New England (1790s) and they are a great place for a quiet stroll, steps away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, but also a world away. My wife Patti and I visited on the weekend and really enjoyed it.
According to Wikipedia, the Beacon Hill district has been home to many famous people, including John Hancock (the boldest signatory of the Declaration of Independence), Senator Edward Kennedy, musicians David Lee Roth and Carly Simon, and actress Uma Thurman.
The Massachusetts State House is also located a short walk away. The seat of State government was designed by Charles Bulfinch (another Beacon Hill resident) and was completed in 1798 after the American Revolution.
1. For more information, see Beacon Hill in Wikipedia
2. The neighbourhood has its own website: Beacon Hill Online
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