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5th Avenue (Avenida 5)

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife
Description: Busy street lined with all kinds of shops, art and crafts galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Burlington, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The shopping is amazing bot do not go on a rainy day. There is virtually no sewer system so the water rushes down the street and floods the sidewalks.

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Concord, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the experience of walking down 5th avenue, but was sad to see that it was a huge tourist trap. You are sure to run into several people who were your waiter at your resort and then they tell you it is their day off and to please come see their grandpa or uncles shop. It was quite comical... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I wrote a blog combining the day I spent there with a friend, and the day I spent with my mom. It is a fun way to spend the day, we started at Mamitas Beach Club, then went shopping, watched the Flyers of Papantla, and ate at Ula Gula Bar and Restaurant. Definitely try the pizza, a fun filled day!... More

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It was a sensory experience to see tiny, family-run shops next to American-familiar big name stores. Be prepared to fend off the people whose job it is to get you into their shop. If a guy, they will offer you cigars, if a woman, clothes, and especially jewelry. They are always pleasant about it, but it is relentless, so you... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Exotic experience for sure, lots of merchants, all inviting you in, nice cafés and restaurants, very expensive ice cream :), it's hot there, so don't forget your hat and sunscreen!

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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Cool place to be... for about 15 minutes. After being harassed by vendors, offered cigars and pot every 2 minutes and having rude comments thrown our way (and others) when you declined to purchase, we couldn't wait to get out of there. Some of the shops are interesting and we picked up a few things for our kids. We made... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This street is great for people watching, shopping - while saying "no thank you," and locating restaurants that are more expensive than they should be. However, the festivals are usually on this street and we were there during the World Cup, When Argentina won in the semi-finals a great parade of people with a huge flag came bounding (safely) down... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lots of stores. From high end to budget. #o blocks of shopping and sight seeingand restaurants. You will find from the sulime to the rediculous. Not a lot of room for haggling but I liked that. There was just too much to see and buy and it makes it easier to find the store with the oprice and items you... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Full of that ie skeletons everywhere. Nothing decent to buy. Not over clean. Scary shop sellers embarrass you then get nasty if you don't go into their shops . Very expensive rubbish. Lots of poverty. Dreadful begging from very disabled people which was very upsetting . Does not feel safe. Police with machine guns hanging about.Taxi drivers insist on tips... More

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montreal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In Aug it will be our 6th time back to 5th Ave in 3 years , we love the night life there and all the shops and little bistros to sit and have a cool drink and just to watch the people and all the action. The people are great and just to watch the action in it self is... More

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