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Newbury Street

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Address: Back Bay, Boston, MA 02105
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Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons...

Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons and trendy galleries.

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Nice Street for a Stroll

Came here to get my hair done in one of the way overpriced salons - nice small area with shops, feels safe to wander around alone, small but compact.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here to get my hair done in one of the way overpriced salons - nice small area with shops, feels safe to wander around alone, small but compact.

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Arnold, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As others have noted, Newbury Street is the Rodeo Drive of Boston. The street has lots of very expensive shops. For those of us on a budget, window shopping is the only activity here.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While on a bus tour, our driver indicated you could go to a different salon/spa every week on Newbury Street for an entire year and not visit the same one twice. The problem with this upscale shopping district is that it's incredibly difficult to window shop. You either need to go up or down a flight of stairs to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not in our guidebook We stumbled here after visiting a disappointing Mall. What a great place this is! Old red brick houses converted into small shops, boutiques, comic shops, independent shops , fast food and good food restaurants. Fantastic setting , wonderful planning by the local Council, I've never been shopping somewhere like this. Walk up and down... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to do. There are lots of stores and cafes but the prices are a little steep. Worth a visit to take in the sites and do some shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tiffany, designer boutiques, Pinkberry, Lululemon - they're all on Newbury. Lots of food options, too - Italian, American, Noodles. Super people watching as you eat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only spent a morning here, but could easily have spent days walking in and out of the shops. The area has really grown from when I visited many years ago. Bustling with people, cafes full. Great place to walk around.

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Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This street contains a variety of expensive shops and loads of places to eat. Nice for a stroll and look around the shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like good food and great shopping this is the place for you. Take a stroll along this lovely street and stop and have lunch at one of the outside eateries. You will have a wonderful time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many, many shops, stores and galleries line Newbury Street. There are also many coffee shops and restaurants. It's fun to wander and window shop.

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Staying in Back Bay

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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.