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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Address: 1 Faneuil Hall Square, Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: +1 617-523-1300
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, this bustling complex of novelty...

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, this bustling complex of novelty carts, distinctive shops, national chain stores, performers, food stands and restaurants brought new life to a historic meeting place.

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Must visit in Boston

Great place to explore some of the restaurants, and some really quirky stalls and shops. The entertainment was great and the Christmas tree really spectacular!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Justin D
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No big deal. A lot of tourist, cheap street food (overpriced) or chain restaurants, cheap shops, historical significance (?) none. Trap.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to explore some of the restaurants, and some really quirky stalls and shops. The entertainment was great and the Christmas tree really spectacular!

Thank Justin D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I bought Red Sox socks and had a hotdog on my own walking the Freedom trail for exercise and entertainment. I just wanted to stop and grab something quickly to eat out of the cold before I went on the rest of my walk and visit to an Irish Pub (Black Rose). A great stop, long center isle very easy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The BLINK presentation will put you in the Xmas mood. Beautiful Christmas tree. Just a few stores, but nice to stroll through and grab some hot chocolate from Ghirardelli's

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They had musical trees during the holiday. It was a magical experience. My teenager and I really enjoyed the show. Most of the businesses in the area were polite and willing to direct us around the marketplace. Affordable souvenirs and the best place to purchase post cards!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love walking along where there are so many delectable looking foods. I always have the hardest time making a decision. This is a perfect place to eat out on a budget and enjoy a unique Boston experience. Wish some of the foods I have tried were a bit better quality. Frozen lobster meat in my lobsta roll, not acceptable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit for the history of Boston and enjoy a day off shopping the market stalls. The Market Place has a countless numbers of venues to grab a bite to eat for a quick lunch or linger a little longer at one of the larger restaurants just to the side. Known for their lobster rolls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I ate lunch at Faneuil Marketplace. Then we spent a couple of hours watching street entertainers, visiting shops, walking through the food court, and looking at all the Christmas decorations. We loved it! A must do when in Boston!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While the shopping is pricey and geared for tourists this place is a slice of history. Parking is horrible best to use the T. Get a quick lunch hear you will not regret it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved walking the marketplace in the evening with all of these Christmas lights. The Blink! Light Show was beautiful! Definitely puts you in the Christmas spirit. Also enjoyed the Christmas in Boston shop and ended our day with sundaes at Ghirardelli!

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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