While Boston’s narrow cobblestone sidewalks might be a recipe for sprained ankles and icy slips, they sure are beautiful. So beautiful in fact, that the quintessentially New England, Acorn Street in Boston, was just named one of the “53 Most Beautiful Streets Around the World” by Architectural Digest.
Boston was the only city in all of New England to make the list, and one of the only six American streets recognized, the others being in California, New York, and King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Architectural Digest is fond of the untouched appearance of Beacon Hill’s charming streets since they were built over 200 years ago, especially the tucked-away Acorn Street:
If there could only be one picturesque neighborhood in Boston, it would be Beacon Hill. Famous for its steep, narrow streets lined with classically American Federal–style (and a few Victorian) row houses, Beacon Hill was built in 1795, and it shows. Acorn Street is one of the most photographed in the whole city—perhaps because it’s a stylish rendition of Colonial Boston. Plus, it’s only a few minutes away from the lush Boston Public Garden.
USA Today also ranked Acorn Street on their list of “10 Most Beautiful Alleys in the World,” last year.