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Downtown Crossing

Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)
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Ranked #177 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,558 reviews 1,558 reviews
805 attraction reviews
811 helpful votes 811 helpful votes
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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369 reviews 369 reviews
239 attraction reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
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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Gardner, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Decent amount of shops to check out, some decent street performers at times. C an be a tab prices depending on what your looking for.

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Georgetown, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The only reason to visit Downtown Crossing? If you are over 65 and plan on depending on the MBTA for transport (as we did during our visit), you can purchase a Charlie pass for seniors at the MBTA office at Downtown Crossing that allows you to ride the subway for $1 a ride and buses for 75 cents. (But good... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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382 reviews 382 reviews
364 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

There are many shops there, many restaurants so you can spend couple of hours (if not the entire day) there. It is right in the center of Boston so you will definitely find yourself here sooner or later :)

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Not too many shops but good diversity in them. You have places for young children, teenagers and adults. There are majority fast food places to eat all good for the wallet after shopping. If you go more down towards Chinatown you will find more restaurants. Downtown crossing is right in the center of Boston. You can easily access the financial... More

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This place is great because it has a TJMax, Marshalls and DSW all right next to each other. It doesn't have as many stores as the Prudential Center or Cambridge Side Galleria, but still has decent shopping. There are tons of street vendors selling fresh produce and foods too.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

They need to clean this area up. To loud. Disappointed while shopping and walking the streets in this area.

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yarmouth
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I remember Downtown Crossing is a skelleton of its glorious past. It is hardly worth the trip from the suburbs to shop there.

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Montreal
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186 reviews 186 reviews
25 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Besided the empty stores and the bombed out site of the pit formerly known as Filenes, there is little beyond the usual suburban chains to attract.

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