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Main Street

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Dronningens Gade or Main Street is the major artery and famous street where many of the unique and glamorous shops, for which Charlotte Amalie is... more » Owner description: Dronningens Gade or Main Street is the major artery and famous street where many of the unique and glamorous shops, for which Charlotte Amalie is known, are found. « less
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Finksburg, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

St. Thomas is said the be the Jewelry Mecca of the Caribbean. Since it's all duty free shopping you really have to know what things are worth and what you are willing to spend. If you go there with specific pieces in mind you can do your homework ahead of time. This will make the odds a little more even... More

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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If what you want to see is a bunch of jewelry stores and renovated "malls" in what could have been a very nice historic city center, then come here, I truly expected much more than shops in a capital with so much history

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Waterford Works, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If jewelry is not your thing, this place doesn't have much to offer. And the constant soliciting in front of each store gets annoying really quick. I understand they are trying to promote their business and make a sale, and they weren't aggressive about it, but it was still annoying. 75% of the stores were jewelry stores, so if you... More

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Athol, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Most definitely worth the walk between the little alleys and the waterfront which runs parallel. We found some different stores- galleries, local art and gift shopes. You must weed through all the fancy jewelers, however. The best alley is Palm Passage and Hisbiscus for a great Mexican restaurant.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you like port jewelry shopping you'll love this area. If you don't like either jewelry or shopping, this will be a nightmare for you. At least if you're with someone who wants to shop. The nice thing was the people weren't pushy. No one haggling you to come into their shops. My husband and I couldn't appreciate it. He... More

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NJ
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235 reviews 235 reviews
115 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I really enjoy browsing and shopping on Main Street. You can find bargains because things are often duty free...some things will be about 20% cheaper than in the US. I advise you to have a general idea about what things cost where you live and than you will know if it is worth buying. The liquor is a very good... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Main St. is a nice stroll to browse & buy jewelry and other little trinkets. Felt the quality of the jewelry was good and some good prices/deals. Every five steps a taxi driver asks you if you need a ride, and some other people were trying to sell jewelry from the street. Other than that, it was fine - nothing... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The shopping is awesome! Everything you want from fine jewelry, to perfume or liquor... you cant go wrong.

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ST Thomas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As you stroll down the old looking main street, you are bombard with people trying to take your money. There are the homeless beggars. Then comes the "barkers" who lie through their teeth to convince you to go down some ally to buy jewelry at below cost prices (right!). Then the worst of the bunch are the taxi drivers. They... More

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Similar to Havensight, great shopping. If possible, know what things should cost. Merchants will deal for sure. You can sometimes do better if you shop when no ships are in port as merchants that are open may not see much traffic on those days.

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