Any shopper will enjoy a stroll down this street, which features eight blocks of upscale boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafes ... More
Any shopper will enjoy a stroll down this street, which features eight blocks of upscale boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. On warm weekends, the sidewalks are teeming with window shoppers, street performers and overflowing outdoor cafes. Located in the historic Back Bay, much of the brownstone architecture is influenced by the Art Nouveau style of the 1920s. In addition, chic galleries and restaurants, such as Stephanie's of Newbury and Sonsie, attract a well-dressed, sophisticated crowd.
I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed. This is a great place to stroll if you're interested in shopping in Boston. What disappointed me is that there are basically many of the same stores that we have in Orlando. I was expecting a lot of unique boutiques and was disappointed to see a lot of familiar chain stores (Lucky Brand Jeans, Aldo, Betsey Johnson, etc.). If you don't have these stores at home, then you'll probably like Newbury Street. If you already have these stores at home and you were hoping for something unique or different, you'll be disappointed.
Boston was an amazing city! We only spent a day there but fell in love with it. We parked our car at the Prudential Building. Walked along Newbery St toward public gardens, through Boston Common, to beacon Hill and the the original CHeers Bar. (great food for the price) Then we walked through Beacon Hill to North End. We took our time for everything and in the short time we had to spend in Boston we LOVED it!!!
If you love walking thru congested sidewalks, waiting to get a bite to eat, then Newbury Street is the place to be. Not for the faint at heart on a busy day- Patience is a must if you want to grab a bite to eat- busy sidewalk cafes galore. Great place to people watch.
Newbury street is generally known as the "hip" persons place to see and be seen. In the summer all of the restaraunts have outdoor seating, and it's a wonderful place to people watch. It runs a good distance, starting at Boston Commons, and the further you go down the more it changes. At the start of the street you have the very expensive stores, the snobs, and the art galleries. Towards the middle you have the "to cool for words" people sitting at the cafes and just trying to be the hottest thing. Down way at the other end are the funky - not quite normal - stores. This is where young people and artists shop before going to Harvard Square. The stores at this end include a drag-queen supply store and a hardware store that sells quality artist supplies in the "attic". Walk down the entire street if you can, and just watch the whole atmosphere change!
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