Simply Seven: Charles Street, Boston

City Guide to Beacon Hill in Boston

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One of my regular places to shop in Boston, Massachusetts is Charles Street in Beacon Hill. If you are ever visiting Boston, I would highly suggest Charles Street as a place to visit and explore.  This week on Simply Seven I thought it would be great to share my favorite cafes, restaurants and stores along Charles Street. Last week, one of my best friends, Shannon, was in Boston and asking me for tips on where she should go around the city. While Newbury Street is a classic and I love the restaurants in the South End, I thought that the quaint streets of Beacon Hill would be perfect. Continue reading to have a city guide to Charles Street in Boston. 


  1. Start your day at Tatte Bakery. Be prepared to snap an instagram due to the perfect interior design that melds a modern feel with collected antiques. With five locations throughout Boston this is a cult favorite. My go-to order is the Avocado Tartine for brunch and the Vegetable Tart for lunch. If your looking for a treat and want to go all out the Breakfast Sandwich is delicious. And then of course a mocha latte or cold brew is a must. 
  2. Walk next door to shop at Dress a well curated boutique that includes some of my favorite designers, Clare V., Current Elliott, Emerson Fry, Lizzie Fortunato, and Loeffler Randall. I can always find countless pieces that I would die to have in my closet, the problem is restraining myself from not buying every single thing. 
  3. Pop across Charles Street and go to Follain, a premier boutique that sells a curated collection of natural and chemical free skincare and beauty products. Pick up a new shampoo, a wonderful sugar scrub,  a new skincare routine and a great lipstick.  As we know, I am attempting to be a natural skincare convert, so Follain is one of my go-to spots. 
  4. Continue down Charles Street and check out North River Outfitters. You may be in New England but are you dressed for the occasion? NRO sells all the preppy items that you or your man’s closet could need. 
  5. Next door to NRO is my favorite juice bar, Pressed Boston. A local favorite where you can get everything from cold pressed juices, smoothies and other yummy bites. 
  6. As you move down Charles Street go into Good.  A boutique that offers unique jewelry, accessories and home products. From my favorite Farmhouse Pottery for your kitchen to beautiful simple jewelry. 
  7. Lastly, the restaurants on Charles Street don’t disappoint. For a more elaborate dinner, Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro is the place to go. But if you want something a bit more relaxed, head to Figs, for gourmet pizza from chef Tod English. 

There you have it, a curated list of seven places to visit while you are on vacation in Boston. From cafes to boutiques, these stops are truly the best of the best! Do you have an favorites on Charles Street that we missed? Let us know in the comments below. 

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