Boylston Street, Boston

Boylston Street, Boston

The intersection of Boylston and Berkeley streets exemplifies the diverse and outstanding architecture found in Boston. On the west side stands an elegant French Academic-style building originally constructed for the Museum of Natural History, which eventually transformed into a home for upscale shops and restaurants. On the east side, you'll notice a tower designed by Robert A. M. Stern and an office building by Philip Johnson that bears a resemblance to a tabletop radio.

Amidst the array of restaurants and convenience stores, a few exceptional establishments stand out, such as Anne Fontaine, offering flattering women's clothing, Pompanoosuc Mills, renowned for its exquisite handcrafted furnishings, and Marathon Sports, catering to both serious and novice runners, as well as those who simply want to look the part.

Regardless of your reasons for being in the area, you're bound to cross paths with this street at some point, and it's especially enchanting in the evening when everything illuminates and beckons you to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Why You Should Visit:
Arguably one of the most famous streets in Boston, recognized worldwide not only as the Boston Marathon's finish line but also for its abundance of monuments, prominent churches, and a wealth of top-tier restaurants and bars.

Tip:
If you have a hankering for fresh seafood, like a delectable brown-butter lobster roll, pay a visit to Eventide at No. 1321, where you place your order at the counter. Providing great food at affordable prices, this offers a hassle-free and enjoyable dining choice in Fenway.

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Boylston Street on Map

Sight Name: Boylston Street
Sight Location: Boston, USA (See walking tours in Boston)
Sight Type: Shopping
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