Boston is a city known for its food, museums, and history — but did you know it’s also a shopping destination? You’ll find all of the major designers, high street shops, and department stores of any city, but there are also plenty of quaint little neighborhoods full of cozy boutiques you won’t get anywhere else. We’ve put together a short guide to the best shopping Boston has to offer.
First things first, if you’re looking for major designers, cute boutiques, and big department stores all within a short walking distance, look no further than Newbury Street. This charming eight blocks in the Back Bay neighborhood is right near the Prudential Center and beautiful Boston Public Gardens. Make a day of your visit, and stroll around the many galleries, get lunch at Stephanie’s on Newbury, and shop away!
Not far from Newbury Street is Beacon Hill, a historical neighborhood known for its charming and rustic brick streets, as well as being home to the Massachusetts State House. Charles Street is the main attraction, but feel free to wander up and down the hills for tiny lanes and alleys for smaller, upscale shopping, and dining.
If you find yourself across the Charles River, you’ll quickly find Cambridge has plenty of shopping to offer. Home to world famous universities, including MIT and Harvard, the city of Cambridge (part of the Boston Metropolitan area, and just a quick subway ride away from Boston city center) has shopping for all price points. CambridgeSide and Porter Square Shopping Centers are both large and airy malls, and there are plenty of tiny boutiques and book shops near Harvard Square.
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