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Best shops in Boston

Spa
“Newbury St has both popular clothing stores and little-known boutiques; a great place to spend the afternoon shopping and then to settle down for dinner and drinks. ”
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Historic Site
“If you're looking to try classic New England staples & treats, then head over to Quincy Market. Within the Market is Faneuil Hall, which is literally a huge hall that is lined with different food vendors, from classic New England meals like lobster rolls & clam chowder to delicious treats like cannolis (if you're looking for good cannolis, I recommend Mike's Pastry which is a 15-minute walk away) and Italian gelato. If you're walking the Freedom Trail, then you will inevitably hit this location. If not, then this is a prime destination to be at. Not only is there a multitude of shopping and dining options within this area, but you are within close proximity of downtown Boston, and the beautiful Boston Harbor. This is a must-go place for any new traveler to Boston!”
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Building
“Luxury shopping mall in downtown Boston. Canada-Goose, Lululemon, Kate Spade, Papyrus, Warby Parker, Tesla, Vineyard Vines, along with restaurants and coffee shops like Eataly and Blue Bottle Coffee, and fitness studios like Flywheel.”
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Shopping Mall
“This is a big shopping mall very near by. Lots of chain stores, Apple store, Best Buy, Macy's.”
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Shopping Mall
“A newly opened outlet shopping area with many well-known brands. There's also a AMC movie theater! ”
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Shopping Mall
“"COPLEY SQUARE" Here you'll find a cluster of handsome historic buildings, including the ornate French-Romanesque Trinity Church, the masterwork of architecture HH Richardson. Across the street, the classic Boston Public Library, America's first municipal library, lends credence to Boston's reputation as the "Athens of America". Pick up a self-guided tour brochure and wander around, noting gems like the murals by John Singer Sargent and sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens."”
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Tapas Restaurant
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“Cozy, colorful Spanish tapas restaurant & wine bar with a tiny shop in back selling books & music.”
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Bookstore
“Strip mall with supermarket, CVS, donuts, fast food, unique craft shops, ice cream, independent book and toy stores, cafe etc. ”
37local recommendations
Bookstore
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“Indie bookstore that also sells fun toys and trinkets, small restaurant/cafe located inside.”
45local recommendations
Market
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“Get a taste of everything local in this big public market. Search for locally-sourced seafood or meats, pastas, cheeses, bagels, knishes, noodle bowls, coffee, kombucha, popovers, ice cream, donuts, smoothies, roasted buts, flowers, honey, produce, and apple cider everything! There are numerous stalls selling various goods form the region. It's a great stop for breakfast, lunch or a snack. ”
34local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“South Bay is a large shopping center with a movie theater, restaurants, and shopping”
20local recommendations
Bookstore
“The Brookline Booksmith is hard to miss when walking through Coolidge Corner. It's windows are full of best-sellers and riveting non-fiction, and the seating outside attracts local readers. They have used-books in the basement and a delightful gift shop with cards, jewelry, and local art. The best place for souvenir shopping! They also have author talks and discussion groups! Check the signs outside for upcoming events!”
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Shopping Mall
“This is a big area with all kinds of stores, restaurants and a movie-theater. The best way to get there is to take the T in direction to Government Center, get down at the Chestnut Hill station, and walk a little bit. ”
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Accessories Store
“Colorful shop owned by jeweler Phil Celeste offering bags, baubles, clothing & unique gift items.”
31local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“The combination of Fort Point and the Seaport District during the summer months have just too much to offer not to spend a couple hours checking it out. ”
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Bookstore
“This is a locally owned bookstore and cafe located about a 15-minute walk from us, in Porter Square. This is my favorite bookstore and they also have delicious Vietnamese fresh rolls (rice paper around rice noodles, tofu, veggies with a peanut dipping sauce.) ”
33local recommendations