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Main Street

Main Street, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Gloucester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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English first
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If I were to move anywhere... it'd be to Gloucester. It's such a nice city and there's a lot to do. Tons of great places to eat and there's a candy shop, Turtle Alley Chocolates that I go out of my way to hit... and I don't even have a sweet tooth!

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I am a local and there are very few shops I can afford on Main St. these days. I think what disappoints me the most is that the majority of the stores no longer reflect life in a small New England fishing town. I will say that I love Main St. in the snow around Christmas, but only for the... More

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New Paltz, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Main Street is VERY touristy - but then, most people there are tourists. Several good restaurants, a great shoe store, two bookstores, two drugstores - there is a lot to find on Main Street. Several times a year there are street fairs, also - autumn is a better time to experience this, as there are mostly locals then. Only problem... More

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