Shopping in Boston is like no other place on earth. There are so many different areas in Boston that have their own unique shopping experience. No matter what you are looking for you can find it in Boston, and will be sure to have a good time and be entertained along the way.
The rich and famous shop here, so why shouldn’t you? You never know what hidden gem you will find along these eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining. You may even spot a celebrity. The most “high-end boutiques” are located near the Boston Public Garden end of Newbury Street and is considered one of the most expensive streets in the world.
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Harvard Square is famous for many things and it is so popular it even has it’s own website. According to the site, Harvard Square has been a home and a gathering place for authors, poets, publishers, printers, teachers students and booksellers. It also has excellent shopping. Harvard Square is indeed located near Harvard University and includes:
“The Garage“, a renovated parking garage turned into a mini-shopping center and home to many merchants.
The Coop, Harvard University’s bookstore.
Out of Town News, located at the center of the square and which stocks newspapers, magazines, and other reading material from all around the world.
For an indoor shopping experience head over to this section of Boston and spend the whole day meandering in and out of shops, out of the elements. The two shopping centers are connected by a covered bridge and contain big name retailers that will provide everything you ever wanted while shopping in Boston.
Downtown Crossing is near Boston Common located at the intersection of Washington, Winter, and Summer Streets. Washington Street, from Temple Place to Franklin Street, is a pedestrian mall (no cars allowed) and at noon-time thousands of people cross Washington Street headed toward restaurants, stores, service businesses, or to the State House or City Hall. You can do as much people watching as you can do shopping here.
Faneuil Hall is located near the waterfront and is considered Boston’s Government Center. It has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743. The main complex is comprised of a South Building, central Quincy Market Building, and North Building. The shopping area was renovated in 1975 and has been used as a model in other cities for urban renewal projects.
The Quincy Market building is located In the center of this area and contains restaurants, bars, and push-cart vendors. There is a large food court located under the dome in the center of the building. You can also often find artists and entertainers in this area.
South End Open Market (SoWa)
SoWa is the creative center of Boston’s South End and is short for “South of Washington. ” USA Today named it the #2 Best Art District in the country. You can find the SoWa Open Market and the SoWa Vintage Market there as well.
More Shopping in Boston
No matter which Boston Neighborhoods are your favorite, you can find shopping and entertainment just about anywhere in the city. Have fun exploring!