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Address: Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
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Boston downtown house to many corporate companies, buzzing city life people working hard, there are parks around downtown to sit and relax solo or with your loved ones or with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kumar r
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boston downtown house to many corporate companies, buzzing city life people working hard, there are parks around downtown to sit and relax solo or with your loved ones or with friends, there are many food trucks at south station where u can buy and eat in middle of a main road with nice lawn and surrounded by buildings, night time... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Did some afternoon shopping at Macy's and Primark with some friends and we had so much fun. Besides those stores, there is a wide range of shopping and places to grab a bite to eat or a drink!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Summer in Boston quite amazing considering far from Delhi's heat. Nice market place. Many shopping options, eating joints great place to enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Downtown Crossing is crowded at all times, it is okay to be in during the day, however when night falls it becomes unsafe and I would not recommend it. Useful places in Downtown Crossing: Macy's, Marshall´s, T-Station, Corner Mall on Winter st., Primark and much more.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Normally we tend to Boylston street, but as we were staying nearby we came down here for a look around. Penney's, sorry I mean Primark was not long open so the girls had to go and have a mooch around and see if Boston were getting one over them. I have never been down this part of Boston before and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

It is the heart of Boston where a lot of brands are available like Macy's and a lot where u can enjoy shopping and near by cinemas and theaters

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Brunswick, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I have very good memories of Christmas trips to Filene's with my mother during the holiday season. It was a treat to go to Downtown Crossing and see all the shop windows done up for Christmas and hear the carolers. But it's been quite some time since this part of Boston has had a good upgrade. Filene's is gone and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Lots of expensive stores. Leads into Chinatown and borders the Commons. Keep your head on a swivel. Lots of seedy and shady people walking around. Many homeless and people asking for handouts. Do not walk through alone at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I love downtown Boston. So many memories of the Old Filene's Basement and Jordan Marsh. Primemark is a great place to stop and shop. Prices are incredible too.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Brilliant for shopping here only Primark store in the whole of the USA shoe shops are fab loved it. There are so many stores to choose from also the opera and ballet is further down.

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.