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Address: Nassau, New Providence Island
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This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of...

This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.

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Typical bar and tourist trap area, but wouldn't miss it

This is right where the cruise ships dock, so it is designed for people who want to leave money in Nassau. There are bars right there, as well as souvenir and T-shirt shops. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
KDJERO
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where the cruise ships and ferry boats dock is Bay street. It is a few blocks long and has dozens of local merchants of handmade items to sell to tourists. There is no hard sell and many items are unique and inexpensive. There are many men who specialize in wood carving to see ply their craft there as well.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is right where the cruise ships dock, so it is designed for people who want to leave money in Nassau. There are bars right there, as well as souvenir and T-shirt shops. The Straw Market is close, which is where the locals set up a flea market of all the stuff they import to sell but claim to make... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice little street to walk down but there is nothing that makes it unique. It has a fun mix of high and low end stuff but if it weren't for the tropical breeze you could be anywhere.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun to walk around but quite honestly everything seems to be overpriced. Unless you are the serious buyer who is looking for find at Fendi or Cartier, then this would be your place. I think for the typical folk just looking around for souvenirs it's a bit too much.

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Hallettsville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went downtown to do some shopping. There were lots of shops and lots of bargains. We found everything we were looking for.

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Thank ghenke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot happening on the street from shopping for diamonds, getting keep sakes, eating street food to enjoying a Bahama Mama! It is a pretty busy street and lots officials waiting to greet you and entice you to lots of stuff! Stay focused on what you want to do.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked a large stretch of Bay--miles. The Straw Market area downtown is a happening place. Cruise ships drop off right behind Bay so that tourists can go shopping. There are blocks of food, clothes, trinkets and gifts. It's fun and lively.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Interesting Place, a lot of shops to look at. You have to watch out for the people trying to sell crap from the side streets, not too pushy but what do you want for a port city.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

When cruise ships are docked, Bay Street is crazy. It is however a beautiful place to take a walk and shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Bay street is the street for shopping and seeing the government offices. No matter which store you enter, most salesmen are quite nice and polite. Most merchandise have price tags. If you prefer to get a better price, the Straw Market is at the beginning of the Bay street. There are a lot of wares there, where you can negotiate... More 

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