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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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Lima, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We visited 5th ave and didn't stay long. We were hoping to shop for a few hours. The venders are very pushy and some are just right down rude. We did buy a few items. We may have bought more if not for the shopkeepers being so rude. If you didn't go in their shop they would cuss and that... More

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Aurora, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for some cheap souvenirs this is the street for you! Also, sitting in the restaurants and people watching is a spectator sport. There are lots of people on parade here. You can also find some nice silver and art. But, this street loses its charm very quickly due to the overly aggressive, carnie-like sales people. No... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops and restaurants, good choice of holiday gifts, but you cannot walk down 5th avenue without being harassed and coerced into every shop, by there over exuberant owners, bordering upon uncomfortable... Lovely place though, amazing culture, just wish they would leave you alone... They would probably have more customers then....

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Breckenridge, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The 5th avenue it's suck a good place to go and spend tons of money. Really nice restaurants, crafts, clothes, you will see the same stores sometimes just a few blocks away. I guess it's normal to have a guard with a shotgun in a MAC store. Really clean.

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is not to be missed but plan on spending at least 3-4 hours walking down the entire strip from side to side to see the variation of shops and their prices. You can get some great silver jewelry at great prices.....here's a hint better to buy from the stores where they actually have a front door & not just... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

5th Avenue is definately street to be seen if you are around Playa. This street has absolutely everything for everyone. My favourite shops are all with hand made stuff. There is enormous amount of restaurants and pubs (cousine from all around the World) quirky ones and posh ones. You can spend your time in more vibrant part- towards the port... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is an amazing area for shopping and bars. The retaurants offer anything you may crave. From cheap to very expensive it is your choice.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

lots of shops Clothes, Jewelry, Liqueur, Souvenir etc its also a quick walk from the beach as well. People will approach you to come see there shops or to purchases excursions or a taxi also they will look at your hotel bracelet to see where your from and act like they were your waiter or bartender there and play you... More

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Fremont, Wisconsin
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We have been to 5th Avenue twice now - once 5 years ago, and again last week... We were looking for a little change up from the resort experience, so we rode bikes down to the Ave and strolled for a bit... 5 years ago I do not remember people constantly asking me if I wanted to buy drugs -... More

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Chicago, IL
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

5th avenue is a fantastic place. Filled with folks from all over the world. For those who have posted telling others to stay away, I say why? Because you were naive and got taken? Sorry that happened to you. Leave your naivete at home. Of course people are pressure selling, you are tourists! Just say no thanks, or I'm going... More

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