In the heart of downtown Boston, and along the Freedom Trail, is Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The original Faneuil Hall dates back to 1742 and the festival marketplace now encompasses the North Market, Quincy Market and South Market buildings.
If you don’t have much time, we suggest skipping chain stores like Ann Taylor and Urban Outfitters in favor of grabbing a bite beneath the Quincy Market canopies, picking up unique finds from pushcarts and pausing to take in a street performance or 2.
Hours are generally 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Monday-Saturday) and 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Sunday) with restaurants and bars staying open later and the Quincy Market Food Colonnade opening earlier. Discounted parking is available at the 75 State Street Garage.