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Main Street

Address: Main Street, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #15 of 42 things to do in Gloucester
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining

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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 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I enjoyed looking around on Main St. and found myself liking the shops better than Rockport's tourist trappy ones. The parking was fine during the week, but I remember it being horrible on weekends. Use "Park and Ride" $3 hop off/on all day http://www.canntran.com/Trolley.cfm or Cape Ann Harbor Shuttle http://www.capeannharbortours.com/shuttle.html $10 hop on/off all day instead.

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Henderson
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I ate at several of the restaurants on Main Street as well as shopped in many of the great gift and specialty shops. "Passports" is a wonderful restaurant with excellent service and delicious food.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great eateries, consignment shops for funky clothes for a teen, amazing record store, and a jewelry shop with well kept secret estate items. Many artisan shops for tourists, but something to offer everyone including us locals.

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