You'd expect the largest city in New England to have world class shopping and you'd be right. In the heart of the Back Bay you'll find The Shops at Prudential Center and Copley Place Mall, two indoor malls connected by a walkway. There's also Newbury Street, an eight-block street that offers a wide array of fashion, museum quality art, specialty boutiques, business services, fine dining set in a historical district with an eclecic atmosphere. Heading downtown you'll find Downtown Crossing. This was the name given to downtown Boston's historic retail core in 1978 when the city converted the intersection of Washington, Summer, and Winter Streets to a pedestrian zone in a successful attempt to revitalize this once moribund, but now bustling commercial area. Here is where you'll find the original Filene's Basement. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is the nation's premier urban marketplace. It combines the glories of the past and vitality of the present, with over 70 shops, 14 full service restaurants, 40 food stalls and Boston's most popular comedy club. You'll also find a unique collection of museum gift shops at places like The Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Afro American History, The Museum of Science and The New England Aquarium. Just over the river in Cambridge is Harvard Square where brick sidewalks lead to over 20 bookstores, 9 music stores, over 100 dining establishments ranging from fine dining to bistors, cafes, coffee houses and hundreds of shops. And just 30 miles south west of the city are the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets New England's largest collection of designer & name brand stores in a charming New England style village. And don't forget to visit the World's only Curious George Store in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
Get a taste of Ivy League life in the home of Harvard and MIT. And don't forget to take in the sunset along the Charles River in Harvard Square.Find: Lodging | Attractions
The shops and restaurants around Coolidge Corner are a great place to spend an afternoon, and you'll be just a short walk from the birthplace of John F. Kennedy.Find: Lodging | Attractions
Alive with modern and historical delights, Quincy is a great place to dine by the water, and get a glimpse into the fascinating life of John Adams at the Adams National Historic Site.Find: Lodging | Attractions
Sargent's murals. Wonders of Asian art. And traveling exhibitions of some of the world's most famous works. Find it all at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and stop by the museum café for an elegant lunch. Learn more>>
Arguably our nation's finest Presidential Library, and the very best source for all things Camelot. It's a short T ride to a museum that's thoroughly educational - and inspirational. Learn more>>
Finally, a museum where you're encouraged to touch the exhibits. The Children's Museum offers fun and education for all ages. Learn more>>
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