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Address: Main Street, Gloucester, MA
Activities: Shopping, Dining

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Fun small town shopping

We enjoy Main Street Gloucester much more than the tourist trap of Rockport. There is a nice mix of gift shops, book stores, eateries, several coffee shops two vintage clothing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoy Main Street Gloucester much more than the tourist trap of Rockport. There is a nice mix of gift shops, book stores, eateries, several coffee shops two vintage clothing stores, and even a bona fide vinyl record shop. Don't miss it.

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genoa, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The town is exactly how you would picture a shipping village to be- charming, historical, full of shops and restaurants and the people here are all so great and welcoming. I would visit here again and will tell everyone how great this town is.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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298 reviews 298 reviews
141 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We parked on Western Ave and walked back to Main Street, it was late on a Friday afternoon and everything was very quiet. We appreciated the effort that had been made with the shop windows but didn't find the area at all vibrant. Disappointing shopping street, perhaps we just caught it at the wrong time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Any time of year is right for a stroll on quaint Main St. and enjoy the independently owned shops and restaurants. It has a good feel and the ocean is nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

There are a number of shops, restaurants and bars along Main Street. In nice weather it is a good place for a walk.

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Scarborough, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My wife loves to shop in small family owned businesses. They line both sides of the main street and I found places to sit while she shopped.

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Winchester, NH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Main Street is quaint with lots of unique shops to browse. There is even an upscale consignment shop with lots of vintage clothes.

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Glenmont, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very nice walking the downtown streets to go into the local shops. Some are very eclectic. Nice walking along to also admire the architecture on many of the buildings.

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Clear Brook
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Most stores don't open before 10 a.m. and none of the antique stores were open at all. You lost your opportunity for my business.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The area is cute with a few stores to go shopping. Had some restaurants and many art stores. Liked it better in Rockport since there was more to see.

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