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5th Avenue (Avenida 5)

Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Nightlife, Shopping, Dining, Drinking
Owner 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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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Nightlife, Shopping, Dining, Drinking
Owner 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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new jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We loved walking every night... No purpose just walking and enjoying the vibe :) Plenty of bars, live bands, all different foods, grab a coffee, an ice cream, browse shops and street vendors. Our condo was beachfront on Calle 6 so we just had to walk up the half block or so to 5th Ave. We preferred to turn right... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Everything to see and do on 5th. Great sports bar called EL Sports Bar. All NHL hockey games shown here. Great variety of shops and restaurants to choose from.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I love walking 5th avenue it is a good place people-watching, shopping and restaurants. The shops are open late which makes visiting in the evening nice. There are several bars/dining establishments along the way, and a lot of options for shopping. You will see people with small animals charging fees for pictures. 5th avenue itself is nice for a visit,... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Definitely go to 5th ave and shop, much cheaper than the resorts for snacks and gifts, watch out for distractions while some of the locals rob you

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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The area is neat to go see but the shopping is not the greatest. It is mainly more tourist shops and after going to about 4 stores you feel the rest of the shops are repeats. We were there for 3 1/2 hours and that was long enough.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love it here...you can walk back and forth 24/7 and still find a corner, a spot, a place for dinner, and somehow make it your own. I love it in the morning, around lunch time, in the evening, anytime is good, there is something for everybody: for families, for couples, for groups, for middle age people, for youngsters...it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Many, many stores to shop and plenty of walking. Saw a great show in park by pole climbers and dancers. There are a million hustlers that will approach you, just say no and continue to enjoy yourself

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Winnipeg, MB Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Hi -this is a great place for shopping and dining. Shops are open late (til 11pm) which makes visiting in the evening nice. There are several bars/dining establishments along the way, and a lot of options for shopping. Beware of people with small animals charging fees for pictures. We saw lion and tiger cubs that were too young to have... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Do not buy souvenirs anywhere but here. The prices are unbelievable. We were not really bothered by pushy salespeople. We walked around, went into the stores we wanted and found some pretty amazing deals. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We took two steps on to 5th av and were immediatly offered hashish, you cant walk 100m without someone shouting at you. And they just wont let up, they keep shouting at you even if you say no. Sure there are some nice shops here and some things worth checking out, but the general experience is that i will never... More 

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