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Address: Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping

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Shopping area on the way back up.

Historical shopping center in Boston. The area is making a comeback. I enjoy looking at the wares of the street vendors. The main thoroughfares are closed to vehicular traffic... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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West Hartford, CT
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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.

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Historical shopping center in Boston. The area is making a comeback. I enjoy looking at the wares of the street vendors. The main thoroughfares are closed to vehicular traffic so there is a nice pedestrian walking mall.

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Birmingham, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Being rebuilt and regenerated do a bit of a mess. More a place to pass through if you must with a few dodgy characters hanging around.

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Lloydminster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

worst drivers on the planet....not joking... the roads are horrible and thats all i really have to complain about haha the city was ok. but wow.. the drivers were awful.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Downtown crossing used to be the home of Filene's and Filene's Basement. After they closed down, the only department store left was Macy's. However, the area is in transition, like the rest of Boston. There are fancy expensive condos being put up and new developments are constantly being planned and constructed. If you happen to be in the area, check... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Used to have some good destinations, such as Barnes & Noble. Now there's not much to do or see or visit. A few downscale shops. Kind of depressing. Go to the Jeweler's building for jewelry and repairs. Only one department store -- Macy's -- boring and like every other Macy's in the world, usually at suburban malls.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Boston's Downtown Crossing is coming back. The new construction is underway-again. It still needs a re-vamping gone is Barnes & Noble, Border's and so many other stores but TJ Maxx and Marshall's have great choices and I can't forget DSW shows. Give it a try....

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When we got in the South Station in Boston, that was about eleven o'clock a.m. the right time to snack somethig on the streets of Boston. We went by the Summer Street, and already there, felt the beat of one business city. But not only a business district is that area that reaches all the way to the Washington Street,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This is not the most exciting area in downtown. It's more a business and shopping place. It's under construction so it's even harder to enjoy. Mediocre food options.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The MBTA Downtown Crossing station serves this area near both Boston Common and Chinatown, whose major attraction seems to be its Macy’s store. Many other stores – mostly familiar household brand names – along Washington Street’s pedestrian mall sell clothing, shoes, jewelry, drugs, sundries, electronics, cell phones, books, stationery, music, and a lot more. Opposite Macy’s is a small mall... More 

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Address: Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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