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

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In transition

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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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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507 helpful votes 507 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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11 attraction reviews
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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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379 attraction reviews
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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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Gardner, Massachusetts
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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
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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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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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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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