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Downtown Crossing

Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
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A lot of stores and food places plus some historic sights and Boston Common park, all in the same... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2012
via mobile
Definitely Not What It Used To Be

It's gone down hill over the last thirty years or so. The bookstores are gone. It's a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2012
Andover, Massachusetts
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  • Average34%
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  • Terrible3%
24 May 2017
“Boston's Downtown Crossing”
6 May 2017
“Nice walk and trying local vendors”
Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
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Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

A lot of stores and food places plus some historic sights and Boston Common park, all in the same area.

Thank HaitianAmerican
Reviewed 6 September 2012

It's gone down hill over the last thirty years or so. The bookstores are gone. It's a disappointment. Hope it improves soon!

Thank 132jlj132
Reviewed 21 August 2012

While Downtown Crossing is undergoing some changes, it's still a fun place to meet your friends or just go shopping. The one store that's sorely missed is Filene's Basement.

1  Thank Marion C
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Downtown crossing was one of the few downtowns in America's big cities that was still alive. Then they tore down one of the signature department stores and the redevelopment stalled there was (literally) a big hole in the middle of it. Other businesses left and...More

1  Thank jqpjr
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Not so much anymore. Since Filenes and a couple of other major anchors to the area, looking sparse and neglected.

Thank Gayle M
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Downtown crossing lost its last alluring feature with the closing of Filene's Basement. Besides the whole in the ground, the whole area looks and feels worn out. It has defied rebirth with the nearby failed Lafayette Place. The only time you should visit Downtown Crossing...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 13 August 2012

A big hole in the ground, dity, not ver safe esp. as night. SOMEDAY I hoep something will be built to bring it back to it's "glory" days.

Thank Marieg29511
Reviewed 11 August 2012

The big draw used to be Jordan Marsh and Filene's. JM is now a Macy's, which is okay but not old Boston. And Filene's is being reconstructed (I hope to live to see it finished). Also Filene's basement, one of Boston's great institutions, has gone...More

Thank David71
Reviewed 3 August 2012

This is a shopping hub not far from Boston Common. Since it lost Filene's Basement it is of less interest but still worth the visit if you like to shop.

Thank jroihl
Reviewed 21 July 2012

it is dirty crowded unfinished construction and too few nice places to shop or eat.

Thank suepam_12
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
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14 November 2016|
Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
There isn't really any free parking in the area, mostly metered or parking garages.