Downtown

Stretching from Boston Common northeast to Haymarket, downtown embraces the city's historic heart, its commercial district and the seat of city government. The renovation of Faneuil Hall Marketplace in the 1970s dramatically revived the ambience of downtown by injecting new vitality into the city's center. Downtown Crossing, which was completed in the same time period, did the same; this outdoor walking mall is the focus of what is now a bustling retail district.

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North and East of Boston Common

Nearby tourist attractions

City Hall
City Hall
This top-heavy concrete structure with a
30 minutes
Union Street
Union Street
During the late 18C, this street was
15 minutes
Haymarket
Haymarket
Haymarket is a lively, colorful outdoor
State House
State House
Two centuries ago, the golden dome of
15 minutes
Quincy Market
Quincy Market
Behind Faneuil Hall stands a trio of
Beacon Street
Beacon Street
Favored by Boston's old-money families
15 minutes
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City Hall
City Hall
This top-heavy concrete structure with a
30 minutes
Union Street
Union Street
During the late 18C, this street was
15 minutes
Haymarket
Haymarket
Haymarket is a lively, colorful outdoor
See all