"One of the country's nicest street"
As a student at a nearby New England boarding school, I always found that one of my favorite weekend pastimes was escaping "off-campus" to Boston, about an hour away by train. Inevitably, I would find myself wandering to Charles Street, one of the most scenic and charming streets not just in Boston proper, but arguaby in the United States. At its best in spring, when the blossoms on the trees lining these period streets begin to bloom, Charles Street is gorgeous all year long, with sedate brick buildings and plenty of European-style outdoor cafes. Check out arty Room with a Vieux antiques for a few household set pieces, then hit up breakfast at any of the local cafes, or lunch at Artu on Charles Street, the lower-key Beacon Hill Bistro, Toscano Restaurant, or Figs pizzeria. With marvelous access to public transport, and moments by foot from the charms of Beacon Hill, Charles Street is Boston's premier destination