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Boston and Cambridge welcome visitors to specialty shopping for all tastes

Just imagine a luxury weekend in Boston to enjoy the best shopping in New England. Whether you prefer trendy Newbury Street, the bustling waterfront district , or relaxed Harvard Square, upscale or down, indoor or outdoor shops, boutiques, or historic markets, the choices are endless and so are the items, from clothing and eyewear, leather goods and jewelry, sporting attire, equipment, and outdoor gear, art and books – lots of books. There’s more but you get the idea. And no sales tax is charged on clothing valued under $175; a small 5 percent sales tax is charged on everything else.

4 South Market Bldg. Boston, MA, 02109 Phone: 617-523-1300

Faneuil Hall Marketplace rests adjacent to historic Faneuil Hall, which was built by merchant Peter Faneuil in 1742 and is now a prominent stop on The Freedom Trail. It began in 1764 as “The Cradle of Liberty. Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty rallied colonists to assert their independence during the American Revolution. Today it’s Boston’s central meeting place. The Marketplace is a treasure trove for shopping and dining in the Greek Revival-style Quincy Market filled with 45 international eateries and the flanking North and South Market buildings with 80 specialty shops. For information call 617-523-1300.