Take some time to feast and shop while you’re exploring Boston, Massachusetts.
The historic city attracts millions of visitors every year, thanks to places like the scenic and bustling harbor, which was the site of the famous Boston Tea Party in 1773. Today, Boston is also filled with unique markets, boutiques and shopping outlets that add to the charm of the city. Enjoy the diverse atmosphere as you shop and dine your way through Boston.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
In downtown Boston, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace features over 70 retailers operating in both brick-and-mortar stores and pushcarts. The marketplace is also the home of a mixed variety of festivals and hundreds of street performers. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the square and be entertained by the sights while you shop the latest in fashion. When you’re hungry, eat at one of the local restaurants or bars and experience the fresh tastes of Boston.
Shoppers at the Faneuil Hall Market
Boston’s famous Newbury Street runs eight blocks from the Public Garden to Massachusetts Avenue. You will find salons, spas, art galleries, boutiques, nightlife, street vendors and restaurants serving a variety of delicious food. Shop at name-brand fashion retailers such as Alexis Bittar, Nike and lululemon while you stroll down the historic streets lined with 19th-century buildings. A trip to Boston is not complete without experiencing Newbury street.
A row of boutiques and restaurants found on Newbury Street
Quincy Farmers Market
The Quincy Farmers Market runs from the end of June through November near McCoy Field in Quincy, which is about 16 kilometers south of Boston. All of the produce at this market comes from local family farms and businesses and is picked within 24 hours before being sold. Bite into one of the heritage apples and you’ll taste the juicy difference from the store-bought varieties. The market also has a variety of activities for children, live music shows and organic personal care products.
Local businesses and farms set up stalls at the Quincy Farmer's Market
SoWa Open Market
The SoWa Open Market features local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians in a convenient location a few blocks from both Interstate 93 and Interstate 90. Chat with farmers and savor delicious meals from food trucks while you stroll through the market and listen to live music. You’ll find everything from produce, artwork, jewelry, accessories, flowers and more. Enjoy a cold brew in the Beer Barn. The SoWa market is open on Sundays from May to October.
A vegetable stand at the SoWa Open Market in Boston
The Outlets at Assembly Row
While visiting the stylish and new Assembly Row neighborhood, you’ll see why its earning praise for Somerville, about a 10-minute drive from downtown Boston. One of the reasons people go here is The Outlets at Assembly Row, which features more than 30 brand-name outlet stores, 12 restaurants, a LEGOLAND Discovery Center and a 12-screen AMC movie theater. Fashionistas will enjoy shopping, dining and having fun.
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