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Downtown Crossing

Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)
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Ranked #180 of 218 Attractions in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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321 reviews 321 reviews
290 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
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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1,680 reviews 1,680 reviews
882 attraction reviews
839 helpful votes 839 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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373 reviews 373 reviews
239 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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381 reviews 381 reviews
363 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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