Boston offers tourists a large number of attractions, yet the city’s greatest attraction seems to be shopping. More than for sightseeing, visiting museums or historic places, tourists come to Boston for shopping. From clothes, jewelry, and books, too expensive cars or paintings, in Boston, you can find it all.
Boston is a shopper’s paradise. It offers a wide selection of goods at affordable prices to the shopaholics. The good news is that no sales tax is charged on clothes that are below $175 and also only 5% tax when the amount is more. There is a plethora of shops, stores and boutiques in the city to cater to the needs of the shoppers.
The largest shopping regions in the town are the Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay. Together with these, there are two big malls in the area. These are:
The Cambridgeside Galleria
This shopping mall houses a Best Buy, department stores, bookstores, clothing stores, a Cheesecake Factory eatery, and a food court.
Copley Place and The Prudential Center
This is another place where the guests can visit. It has a number of eateries and shops in the area. There are clothing stores, department stores, bookstores, a food court, upscale shopping, restaurants, and are also close to a number of big hotels. Visitors will be able to experience more local color at one of the following commercial areas:
Boston’s shopping heart is Newbury Street, an eight-block stretch where you can find everything you’ve ever dreamed of. No matter your age or tastes, we’re convinced that, in Boston, all your expectations will be met. Malls, department stores, boutiques, and outlets, they all offer quality products for the most exigent clients. After visiting Newbury Street, we invite you to Downtown Crossing, where no cars are allowed. You will enjoy spending your money in Filene’s Basement, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, on the Charles Street or the Harvard Square. And we assure you that’s the best way to spend your money.
This runs from Boston Common to the Massachusetts Avenue through the Back Bay district and features some of the high-end shops and boutiques. The shops close to Boston Common are more expensive and these become more affordable as one move towards Massachusetts Avenue. There are also book shops, antique shops, art galleries, and cafes.
It is located in Downtown Boston very close to Boston Common. There is the Bargain Alley in the area that resembles an Automatic Markdown plan. Each week the products become 25% cheaper. There are some great deals to be picked up at this time. There are also music stores, Macy’s and Borders, general retail, souvenirs, and a number of street vendors and fast food that are available there.
Faneuil Hall Quincy Marketplace
Faneuil Hall is a major shopping area that is situated in the center of the town. This was originally constructed in 1826 and was a grocery and meat hall. Now there are more than 100 restaurants, shops, and cafes that are situated in the region.
The shops in Boston are open from Monday to Saturday from 0900-1900. There are also some large stalls and malls that are open on Sundays from 1200-1800 for your endless shopping when on Boston area travel. Some areas and shops might also close late at night at around 2000.
In Boston, shopping has slowly become a real art. Come and experience it with us.