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Newbury Street

Back Bay, Boston, MA 02105 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #31 of 207 attractions in Boston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons and trendy galleries.
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You must go their, even if it's just to watch the world go by. Before they built Copley Place this was one of two main shopping streets. The buildings are very nice and the variety of places to shop and eat are good too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Newbury Street is quite long and full of shops, cafés, etc. it looks as if you're in Chelsea, London. The sidewalks being quite large, it'a a nice place to stroll and do some shopping if you can afford a little indulgence. The day was gorgeous, you could feel the spring around, the trees already blooming, quite nice.

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United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Best place to go shopping in Boston, such a beautiful street to walk down. Lots of stores and lots of restaurants with lots of choice. The stores aren't huge but as they are slightly smaller you get a nicer feel in terms of service. Designer row and your normal stores so plenty for everyone!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a great street for shopping and dining. The architecture and building layouts are beautiful. I'm from the south so I love to see cities that have to use spaces in creative ways. This is a place where you just want to park the car and get out an walk. Some friends and I ate lunch at Tapeo Tapas... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lovely stroll down a shop and restaurant lined street. From high-end designers to mid-range chains to local stores like a yarn store, there is something for everyone. Great people watching.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was looking forward to going here and while it was a nice stroll there weren't nearly as many shops as I expected. Nice restaurants and upscale shops though.

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Munich, Germany
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stroll along after Business hours when the People walk along to the Restaurants. Visit the old fire Brigade. Choose one of the Restaurants which is not so touristy Visit the Restaurant "Legal Seafood" with entrance from Newbury Street.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The best part of Newbury Street is strolling outside, small local shops and restaurants. I would avoid going into the brand shops and just stroll and people watch. It's a waste to be stuck inside when the best part is on the outside.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Even though Newbury street is advertised as an interesting attraction, I think that is just one more avenue with nice restaurants and upscale shops...during Spring and summer is beautiful with all the flowers.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The shops are plentiful and range from upscale expensive to cheap basics. Great place to stroll on a sunny afternoon. Spring is particularly nice as the many flower pots are bursting with color. Service is generally good to excellent. An iced coffee, a few credit cards and a sunny day is all that is needed to enjoy this slice of... More

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