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Periwinkle Way

Address: Sanibel Island, FL
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.

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Lisbon, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Driving down you could find restaurants, shopping, boutiques, island businesses. Went early December and the place was lit up at night for Christmas with more charm and island hospitality! Beautiful

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Newport, New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Unique shops, a spa and a restaurant in one location. As they advertise, "it is just like walking in a park". Clothing, gifts, jewelry, olive oil store, galleries and more are available in a quaint atmosphere.

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New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Liked everything we've seen so far. Plan to visit many more shops as we just rented bikes for the rest of the week to go exploring!

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Elmira Heights, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The main drag on Sanibel Island. It is a very nice drive. You have to drive slow or you will miss something.

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Ostrander, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is one of those streets you can travel many many times yet see something different each time. There is so much to do and see on this stretch of road. We were never without somewhere to go or do. Very quaint and not your typical "main drag". Tons of trees and foliage everywhere. Boardwalks for the shopping areas with... More 

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Minneapolis
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107 reviews 107 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This set of shops has something for everyone. Wide variety of clothing - adults and children- home goods, and food.

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marion
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were not there at a busy time of year, but Periwinkle was crowded at times and waiting for people to left turn was a bottleneck at times. Street lights would help in some spots. Love the tree lined road sides, but sometimes present a hazard to seeing traffic when trying to enter the road.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Driving Periwinkle Way, you'll find restaurants, shops, etc. It's a nice drive (slow during morning & evening "rush" hours). When traffic is heavy, a policeman/woman directs traffic at the busy corner when coming off the causeway.

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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274 reviews 274 reviews
82 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I think the thing I like about this street is that the stores are not crushed together side-by-side. There's lots of vegetation between the various buildings. The other thing is a bikepath runs along the side of the road so you don't need to drive everywhere.

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Boston area
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good shopping for fashions and for grandchildren...good restaurants as well...increasing traffic at certain times of day

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