Boston: Shopping

The Athens of America

Boston Shopping

Taking advantage of its diverse range of shops and favorable sales tax exemption is one of the main reasons millions of people travel to Boston each year. Purchases on clothes worth under $175 do not include sales tax. This is a major plus if you are thinking about going crazy on the old plastic.

In the rest of the United States clothes prices do not include sales tax, often leading to a nasty surprise when you get to the till. No such misfortune here. It would be a crime not to at least have a look around the shops Boston has to offer during your stay. Newbury Street is most certainly worth a while, with a wide assortment of shops that cater to all needs.

Downtown Crossing is a quiet shopping area due to the absence of any cars here. No vehicles are allowed in the area so you will only be bothered by the noise of fellow shoppers. Historic Faneuil Hall is definitely worth a visit as well. The area used to be a marketplace in the 18th century and has a charming array of shops today.