Newbury Street, Boston

Newbury Street, Boston (must see)

Traditionally for Boston, Newbury Street has embodied a fusion of fashion and trends, similar to New York's 5th Avenue, when it comes to high-end and designer stores. One defining characteristic of this street is its constant evolution, driven by changes in rents and prevailing trends, particularly over the past few decades. Due to Newbury's reputation as a shopping haven, numerous out-of-state chains have established a presence here, alongside a plethora of charming specialty shops, ultra-modern art galleries, salons, and dazzling jewelers (just take note that the closer you get to Arlington Street, the more upscale the stores become).

The landscape of restaurants, bars and cafes is also ever-changing and eclectic, with many offering patio seating and stylish bay windows, making this the perfect sunny-weather spot to see and be seen while indulging in coffee or exotic delicacies. Some notable highlights include the rustic Italian eatery Piattini; the intimate La Voile, celebrated for its authentic French cuisine; and the relaxed Pavement Coffeehouse, serving premium coffee, espresso drinks, tea, and baked goods.

Sidewalks are wide enough to accommodate foot traffic, and the street itself is lined with beautiful architectural details and lush foliage.

Why You Should Visit:
Boston's answer to Los Angeles' Rodeo Drive, Newbury Street is a haven for shoppers. Here, you'll find a diverse range of stores, catering to various budgets and tastes. From luxurious brands like Valentino and Max Mara to more budget-friendly options like H&M and ZARA, as well as charming specialty shops like The Fish & Bone, Newbury Comics, and MUJI, there's something for everyone.

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Newbury Street on Map

Sight Name: Newbury Street
Sight Location: Boston, USA (See walking tours in Boston)
Sight Type: Shopping
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