Monuments signify areas steeped in history, and Charlestown boasts more than one. Ascend Bunker Hill Monument’s 294 steps, imagine sailing the high seas aboard “Old Ironsides,” or ask about “The Town’s” infamous mobster past, and you’ll begin to scratch the surface of Boston’s rich history. Despite its fabled altercations, Charlestown has emerged as a destination known for its dive bars serving cool attitude and historic restaurants serving hot chowder with a side of nostalgia.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Classic Boston Character Across the Charles
Charlestown: A Monumental Neighborhood
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Brian Samuels is a Boston-based lifestyle photographer and writer. He is also the creator of A Thought For Food, a blog of recipes and personal anecdotes pertaining to cooking. His work has been featured in Edible Boston, the Improper Bostonian, the Boston Globe, Saveur and the Huffington Post. This Airbnb project has allowed him to explore and discover more of Boston.