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Frontstreet

Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: This crowded street is a popular tourist center for duty-free shopping.
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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Was not impressed with Frontstreet it was typical shopping venue for cruise ships. It was worth the walk around.

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montreal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A lot of seller of jewlery want to give you 70% off but still sometime expensive. You must know the value before. be carefull. For clothes its better

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Fontstreet is near the docks where the cruises dock to allow passengers to go and explore st.martin. It has some luxory stores and some restaurants but in all honesty it's just a whole lot of overpriced goods. For example I attempted to buy a GoPro© Camera bipod mount that has a suggested retail of 11 USD when I attempted to... More

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Adelaide
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our ship "Explorer of the Seas" arrived July 21 at 1pm and we had till 7pm to check out the place. We chose to just take a walk down Front, Back and Boardwalk, check out the shops and have a beer. You will definitely need a drink after the walk as it is quite hot and humid. Coronas were $3.... More

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Winnipeg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had been told by friends not to miss out on Front St, but I was very underwhelmed. There was a lot of very tacky shops, mediocre shopping and crowded streets. I suggest skipping this one and staying on the boardwalk for drinks. If you insist on tourist-y shopping, I'd recommend the markets in Marigot instead.

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We came here for shopping and had a decent time. There is a lot of the same stores and a lot of jewelry stores. There are some stores worth going into, like the guavaberry emporium. Wasn't too crowded as there was no cruise ships in port and and overall ok experience. Nothing too special here.

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Bolton, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

unless you want clothing, booze, electronics or jewels, this was essentially just a hot narrow street filled with all the same junk you can buy in any mall at home. Only checked some iPod prices and thought prices were nothing to get excited about. Some guys at our hotel form New Brunswick did say they bought a GoPro camera and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you love jewels like me, this is the place to be. Just don't buy from the first store because there are so many to choose from.

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Loves Park, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place really is a shoppers heaven. The jewelry, oh my, and the prices. You can't go wrong here at all. Almost everything you could want and all duty free! If you are staying on the island they give you way better deals. :)

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

But really, how many jewelry stores does a shopper need? If possible, go on days without cruise passengers around for the best deals. The Guavaberry store has some great sampling.

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