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Address: Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
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For strolling

There is not much to do, except shop at Marshall's or Macy's and get a coffee or lunch. The area is worth walking though just for the sake of looking at the city and the people... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Montreal, Canada

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South Florida, Florida
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love downtown Boston. So many memories of the Old Filene's Basement and Jordan Marsh. Primemark is a great place to stop and shop. Prices are incredible too.

Thank glittertravel
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Brilliant for shopping here only Primark store in the whole of the USA shoe shops are fab loved it. There are so many stores to choose from also the opera and ballet is further down.

Thank 101Lisa6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

A busy street with tourists and workers. But it isn't as eye-catchy as the crossing in Shibuya, Tokyo. Even so, it worth your few minutes as there are quite some nice-looking high-rises around.

Thank Knight298570
Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

There is not much to do, except shop at Marshall's or Macy's and get a coffee or lunch. The area is worth walking though just for the sake of looking at the city and the people. It was a clean place when I visited.

Thank Sofia_M_D83
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

mostly business offices. Plenty of food and service in this area. I bought a great winter jacket at Fileans Basement. Great price great choices

Thank Jeffrey M
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Lots of changes going on at Downtown Crossing! So happy that they have a Roche Bros & a newly opened Primark! Also, building a scyscraper that is in the former Filene's Basement. They have city employees down keeping the area clean and also talking to tourist. I think having the cleaning crew down there has added a friendly touch. I... More 

Thank Candice F
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Was there last Sunday night and there is nothing but trash around this area. Why you decide to go there I wouldn't know. We stumbled along this area and couldn't wait to get out. May be for some but there are so many other areas of Boston to go and enjoy. Pass on this one.

Thank Mark M
Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Walking in Downtown Crossing must be chaotic most days, but early on a Sunday morning you get an opportunity to explore the Roche Brothers grocery store located in the old Filene's Basement setting. Like all the Roche Brothers stores, it is filled with very professional people and food for take-out or to cook at home. The fish in particular was... More 

Thank Terry H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

there is nothing in downtown crossing that is for anyone that isn't working 9-5 and needs a quick lunch or a tie from marshalls. the T stop also has no elevator from the lobby down to the platform. and it is a long way down. very grateful for the kindness of a stranger who helped my carry my stroller down... More 

Thank Danes1221
West Hartford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Downtown Crossing is a fun spot , reminds you of lower Manhattan shopping. The restaurants are great, but few and sometimes tough to find. Shopping is good. Better to visit on a weekday for all the stores to be opened. But a nice spot to visit with easy access to the T and other areas in downtown Boston.

Thank Sheshe116

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.