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Address: Main Street, Gloucester, MA
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Cute little town

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.

Reviewed 22 September 2016
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Tennessee
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554 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
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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midwest
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Gloucester is lucky because it has an actual downtown (not a mall!) that you can stroll around. Just go early because many of the wonderful shops close early.

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Ossining, New York
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

While walking up and down Main Street I could imagine the days of yesterday. I mostly walked past old stores; vintage bakery and italian deli. The buildings were probably dated from the early 1900's. Nevertheless, I felt like I was back in time. Interesting.

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Atlanta GA
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206 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Main Street is nice and has a good walking tour. You get a good feel for the town and area. I would recommend walking through the town hall for a glimpse of some wonderful murals.

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New Jersey
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220 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

There are so many great little shops and restaurants here. Even if shopping isn't a highlife on your vacation, save some time to drop by and check out these shops. There is L ots of great local stuff!

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Thank Angela C
Massachusetts
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We headed down to Main Street around 4:30 PM and found that over half of the stores were closed. We were surprised to find it that way - it is a tourist area in the summer.

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Massachusetts
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Main Street was a pleasant mixture of some shops and restaurants. It is quaint and is an enjoyable walk as part of your Gloucester experience.

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Thank Linda M
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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284 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Enjoyed walking this street and going thru the local shops. People were very friendly and help in planning what to do in the area.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The st is so busy it's a wonder that there aren't accidents left and right you really have to pay attention.

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