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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Boston Shopping

Looking to spend the day window shopping or trying an expensive pair of shoes? Head to Boston’s Prudential Center, where the lap of luxury awaits in stores like Sakes Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor, Sephora and Swarovski. When you enter the mall be sure to pick up a map at the Boston Visitor Center. The mall holds hotels, restaurants and a convention center besides the usual department store shops. Open seven days a week it’s a great place to meet up with friends for dinner or pick out a great outfit for a nice dinner on the town. Enjoy upscale shopping at Club Monaco, Jasmine Sola and Lacoste as well as delectable sweets from Truffles Fine Confections.

For a shopping taste that is a bit more edgy and trendy, walk down Newbury Street to enjoy the mix of galleries, boutiques and cutting edge salons. The outdoor shopping has window fronts that advertise the most high-end stores such as Armani, Channel and Prada. Make sure to visit the unique shops only found in Boston for trendy artwork and unique clothing. The stores are all on the ground level of historical buildings, which have been beautifully preserved.

To see where shopping districts all over the country got their start (over 250 years ago), head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and the first urban historic shopping district. Although there is the usual assortment of chain shops, Faneuil Hall holds some mom-and-pop shops unique to Boston. From exotic flowers to the Museum of Fine Arts to Crate & Barrel, the Hall holds everything. The Hall includes Quincy Market, North Market and South Market. The cobblestone streets give it a cozy old-world feeling. Be sure to spend some time outside to listen to the musicians and watch the jugglers and magicians that perform daily in the square. With over 18 million visitors each year, Faneuil Hall is a must see when visiting Boston.

Found a fabulous bag but weren’t willing to pay the price? Go bargain hunting at Filene’s Basement to find the perfect deal. Filene’s Basement still remains a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Be prepared to spend some time looking through the dozens of racks in the store to find the best deals in town. If you long for the designer sunglasses but don’t want to pay the designer price visiting the Basement is a must!

Looking to spend a little and come home with a lot? The Haymarket on Hanover Street is a great place to grab some fruits, vegetables and fresh seafood. All from local farmers, this market is a wonderful way to support local markets and a great place to get a bargain. The market is only open during the summer months and whatever is fresh that day is sold. The market is open sunup to sundown and the best fruit is sold early in the day. Be sure to bring a bag to carry your produce in that is strong enough to stand up the train and hike up and down the market.

To see where the locals shop, stop by Downtown Crossing. It is minutes from most attractions in Boston and next to Boston Commons. Take the time to walk through the stores and you are sure to find hidden treasures. Many college student, professionals, and bargain shoppers frequent the Crossing for great bargains. There are also cafes to eat in and fine dining restaurants. Ruth Chris Steak House, Mantra, Vinalia and Blu are just some of the classy restaurants inside Downtown Crossing. After a busy day of shopping rest your feet at any one of their bars to enjoy a cocktail. Visit Expression of Boston to see what’s in style around town. There is also an Eddie Bauer outlet and Macy’s, Marshalls and TJMaxx.

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