Newbury Street
Newbury Street
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Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons and trendy galleries.
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Neighborhood: Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
How to get there
  • Hynes Convention Center • 6 min walk
  • Copley • 6 min walk
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  • James T
    Boston, Massachusetts8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walk in Boston’s Back Bay
    It’s a great place to walk and enjoy a nice day out. There’s lots of shops and food spots to choose from. Not the easiest place to park, so I’d recommend Ubering there or taking public transportation
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 24, 2023
  • 363cymru123
    Cardiff, United Kingdom127 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very upmarket shopping area
    You will have to dig deep to shop along Newbury street, it is a very well kept area with high end shops selling high end merchandise with high end price tags to match. The eateries seem to match this area also, lots of well dressed attractive looking people hanging out here. Lovely area to visit even though like me you may not stop to shop.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, Connecticut2,148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beating commercial heart of Boston
    Newbury Street is the beating commercial heart of Boston. This street is jam-packed night and day, and is lined with so many stores and restaurants that you could walk down this street every day and find something new to see every day. Stores and restaurants are pricier closer to the gardens, and become more affordable as you make your way down the street. I love looking at the elegant brownstones while I'm here as well. There are always people here, so if you love being surrounded by other people, then this is the place for you.
    Visited April 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Lady J
    Doncaster, United Kingdom50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Newbury street is a great place to eat.
    This is a great street with lots of shops & restaurants. We ate at Eva’s one night, wouldn’t go back- expensive & portions small. One night we had a late drink and snack, which was excellent at Piattini’s restaurant. Would go back to eat here.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Carl H
    42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping...Something for Everybody
    A group of us visiting Boston, wandered over to Newberry St. We weren't disappointed. Lots of well known stores and one-of-a-kinds. All of us had a chance to buy something special in Boston. Fun street....
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
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Rita V
Hudson, MA762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The "5th Avenue" of Boston. Many merchants impacted by Covid. But in its hey day, and when we are back, just stroll and feel like you are a Kennedy or a Kardashian - celebrity and rich central in a City still cemented in its roots.
Written November 21, 2020
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts3,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Visit to the Newbury street is a must if visiting Boston and its surrounding areas.It is the most happening place in back bay with high end artsy shops and boutiques . Alot of eateries outdoors and indoors. I personally go there for CHANEL and H$M.
Written September 25, 2021
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363cymru123
Cardiff, UK127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
You will have to dig deep to shop along Newbury street, it is a very well kept area with high end shops selling high end merchandise with high end price tags to match. The eateries seem to match this area also, lots of well dressed attractive looking people hanging out here. Lovely area to visit even though like me you may not stop to shop.
Written August 6, 2023
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Newbury Street is the beating commercial heart of Boston. This street is jam-packed night and day, and is lined with so many stores and restaurants that you could walk down this street every day and find something new to see every day. Stores and restaurants are pricier closer to the gardens, and become more affordable as you make your way down the street. I love looking at the elegant brownstones while I'm here as well. There are always people here, so if you love being surrounded by other people, then this is the place for you.
Written August 18, 2023
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Nomad0921
Wellfleet, MA624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Let me say up front I do 99% of my shopping online. That said, shopping on Newbury Street during the pandemic was an absolute pleasure. There were no lines to speak of, and all of the shops that my wife and I visited appeared to be well stocked and staffed. We found a couple of sales to take advantage of, just people watching in a relatively relaxed, uncrowded premier shopping location was a joy in of itself. Also, almost everyone we saw had masks and were keeping socially distant - a welcome sight. We'll likely return because there were great restaurants in the area as well as shopping, but this was a home run - highly recommended if you like shopping!
Written August 18, 2020
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howart01
Fremont, NE64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
What a great little street! My wife and I liked it so much, we visited 2-3 times while in Boston. Really nice restaurants, although some are a bit pricey, and some really nice shops with unique fare. Bought some custom greeting cards, a pair of Allbirds shoes (they are made from either wool or a tree byproduct) and had interesting meals and ice cream. You can also get something to eat or drink and just watch the people.
Many dog walkers with cute dogs as well. Highly recommend!
Written May 24, 2021
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Jamie O
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Hundreds of stores and many restaurants and take-out eateries. Shops range from well known national chains and designers to unique local boutiques. Be prepared for crowds in good weather and on weekends - Newbury is a very lively and popular street.
Written May 31, 2022
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James T
Boston, MA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It’s a great place to walk and enjoy a nice day out. There’s lots of shops and food spots to choose from. Not the easiest place to park, so I’d recommend Ubering there or taking public transportation
Written July 24, 2023
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TarJa
Salt Lake City, UT229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is a must see!
This street has it all. There is shopping, restaurants, a lot of people... and brownstones.
You get the Boston feel, and all the old brownstones, without having to walk residential streets. Now, this street is busy! There are a lot of people walking around, and you move in kind of a herd at times. It's worth the visit. There is something for everyone, and so much nearby too.
Written March 4, 2020
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Michael K
San Jose, CA1,108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a nice area for taking casual strolls. We came on a Sunday afternoon and there were lots of people on the street. Even though there are lots of eateries, finding a place to sit down to get something to drink and a snack was not easy.
Written October 19, 2021
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