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Address: Main Street, Gloucester, MA
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Want to go back on a weekday!

Visited Gloucester on a weekend, and the only chance that I had to visit downtown was on Sunday, when almost everything was closed. It's a delightful street, with many buildings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
DonaldYokum
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Ventura, California

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of seasonal businesses were closed and there was not a lot happening. There are a few cute shops and restaurants.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Gloucester on a weekend, and the only chance that I had to visit downtown was on Sunday, when almost everything was closed. It's a delightful street, with many buildings of interesting architecture, and a plentitude of fascinating shops. Really whetted my appetite for a return trip to this town!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Main Street contains a variety of restaurants and shops. A number of the restaurants are quite good, as are some of the shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This street is full of local crafts and food. Locally owned businesses that care about the community and will help if you're searching for the perfect gift or just browsing and checking out the town. Metered parking on street is scarce so use the parking lot on Pleasant St across from the Cape Ann Museum (recommended).

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Parked at one end and spend a few hours exploring down one side of the Main St and back the other side. Some really interesting quirky little shops with many surprises if you care to take the time to look. Spent a little more that planned but got some great gifts to take home.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Drove up from RI. Well worth it. Beautiful park to explore and very quaint downtown. Then took scenic route to Rockport.

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Zsambek, Hungary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Main Street is full of restaurants, bars, and shops especially for visitors! Nothing special but there are really many places to sit down eat dring and just relax.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Some great shops and novel merchandise. walked up and down and made several purchases. Incredible shoe store that brought me back to my youth where you were actually fitted by people who knew their business

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little seaside town with lots of charm. Main Street still has old buildings and has several options for shopping and eating. Parking is metered, not free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A good looking, functional downtown, well set up for locals and visitors. Lacks the goofy quaintness of many tourist areas. Loved the Dogtown Bookshop. Loved the owner of café that is sort of Mediterranean/American, and the Mexican bar and grill. Liked having a CVS we could pop into for something. Very practical downtown. Easy to find everything in the whole... More 

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