All Information about Boston
Boston is definitely a city for the shopper. When you visit this city you will find whatever you are looking for. Boston being a very old city with a rich historic past makes it a great place to shop for vintage goods. If you want to find gifts, jewellery, furniture or clothes you will find it in Boston.
You cannot be a shopaholic and not go to Newbury street. Besides having all sort of shops to die for there are also inspiring art galleries and you may find yourself leaving with an artwork or two. When you are all shopped out you can relax at one of the many fabulous restaurants Newbury Street has to offer.
The North End which is Boston's little Italy has interesting winding streets with bakeries and restaurants. A shopping spree to this area will bring its own unique experiences and you definitely won't go hungry.
Give in to temptation and have a pastry to get some energy back and keep on shopping. Antique lovers must go to Charles Street. If you love antiques you have to search around Boston as this old city is full of gems.
Boston has many great markets. Stroll through Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Boston's waterfront, which offers 125 shops and is a bustling place. Besides the shopping there are street performers for entertainment and restaurants to fit every taste. Sowa Vintage Market has the feel of shopping for antiques in Europe.
There are many other markets such as Rosindale Farmers Market, The Dorchester Indoor Flea Market, the Cambridge Antique Market and the MIT Market, each with its own unique style. There is a shopping place for every type of visitor. Not surprisingly even shopping in Boston has its history. Filene's Basement has been open since 1908 and is the USA's first off-price store.
Shopping in Boston is a lot of fun because many interesting venues also cater for the avid shopper. The Children's Museum sells toys, the Concord Museum sells art, and the John F. Kennedy Museum sells books and videos and much more. The Isabella Steward Gardner Museum sells scarves, books, prints and jewellery. Old North Church sells flags, candles and souvenirs.
Chic shoppers will enjoy Prudential Centre as there is Saks Fifth Avenue and many other boutiques while you are there view the skyline of Boston by walking along the Skywalk Observatory. Copley Place is another centre suited to the upmarket shopper with many exclusive boutiques.
Another chic centre is Galleria which offers stores with many famous brand names including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., A/X Armin Exchange, Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more.
Many people do not feel comfortable driving themselves in a city that they are not familiar with. The good news is that the transport system in Boston is a delight. Shoppers can get from their hotel to any store in the city with ease. Pay a day rate for the hop on hop off bus and get easy affordable access to the city throughout the day.