Head to this small sweet shop for heavenly chocolate delicacies, sinfully rich truffles, samplers and customized packages. Glass shelves contain fruits dipped in chocolate, including strawberries, bananas, orange peels, kiwi slices and pineapple slices. These gourmet treats can be sampled individually or boxed and shipped as gifts. Try the assorted truffles or turtles, which are all handmade.
Check out this gourmet food stall in Faneuil Hall Marketplace for the perfect New England gift. Amongst the glass cases, you will find a splendid array of homemade cookies, brownies and super sweet macaroons. For that quality Beantown souvenir you can choose from maple syrup, maple candy, Boston baked beans, Boston Harbor tea and salt-water taffy. Pick up a couple of truffles or Belgian chocolates to satisfy your sweet tooth. Mail order is available if you cannot carry everything home.
Nine West, a leading name in apparel and accessories for women, is located at Copley Place in Boston. The footwear here, especially the stilettos are to die for. You'll find everything from branded shoes and handbags to jewelry and a variety of other accessories on display. The store has a wide assortment of footwear including pumps, platforms and sandals to name a few. With the helpful staff guiding you through the extensive array of footwear and the relaxed and peaceful environment of the store, you are sure to find the perfect pair of shoes.
No, it is not the shipyard. This kiosk is one of the most popular in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The deliciously decadent smells that waft from within lure many a sweet tooth. Winner of several "Best of Boston" awards, Boston Chipyard offers tray after tray of hot-out-of-the-oven cookies with many wonderful variations. From traditional chocolate chip to macadamia nut, you are bound to satisfy everyone's palate with these edible delectables. Buy a whole bag or just one, or have them delivered anywhere in the world.
This nationwide chain of candle stores started in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Perhaps because of its proximity to the original, this location in Faneuil Hall does not feel like one of the mall stores. Tucked beneath the food court, the flowery scents of the candles is heavenly in contrast with the pizza and grease smells above it. The selection of candles encompasses all shapes, scents and sizes, and the staff is amazingly patient with the hordes of tourists who come in for a sniff.
This Downtown Crossing store specializes in wedding bands, engagements rings and moonstone jewelry. Contemporary and traditional settings of fine gems in gold are created and signed by onsite artisans. Many of the designs are inspired by natural shapes, such as the 'wave' bracelet and the 'water-patterned' wedding band. Custom-made designs are also possible. Call for a private appointment or an after-hours consultation.
Ari Boston is the perfect location for corporate men on the fast track to success, or for those who just want to dress like they are. It has everything you need to look good at the office, at home or at an elegant function. European suits are ready-to-tailor by ARI's staff, and the store offers a vast collection of silk ties, tuxedos, dress shirts, slacks and leather shoes to complement the look. The prices are not cheap, but the quality is fantastic and the service just as good.
Godiva Chocolatier is world renowned for its mouthwatering chocolate. This chocolate shop has stores all around the world because of its international popularity. The Boston Godiva lives up to the Godiva name of the best, luxury chocolates, so be sure to stop by, and test it out for yourself! Just a warning - the prices match the quality, so be prepared to pay for this unparalleled taste of chocolate.
This store has everything Irish except the leprechaun's pot of gold. The inventory includes cashmere blankets and scarves, oiled hand-knit fishermen sweaters that keep you warm and dry and even small toys for the wee ones. Celtic Weavers' shelves house assortments of fine Royal Tara china and photographs of the green Irish countryside that almost transport you there. Rosary beads, Irish ballad books, tin whistles, Celtic pendants and ethnic shamrock earrings are some of the alluring things you will find at this expensive store.
There are more than 100 places to eat, shop and drink at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, also known as Quincy Market. French merchant Peter Faneuil gave the hall that precedes the marketplace to his adopted home of Boston in 1742. It has been called the Cradle of Liberty because of the number of revolutionaries and abolitionists who delivered important speeches here. The hall is now a tourist center and place to shop, but public meeting facilities are still available.
The third oldest tobacconist in the United States, this company has been in business since 1868. A walk-in humidor houses around 30 brands of cigars, while domestic and international cigarette brands include upper-crust names like Dunhill and Davidoff. English, Virginian and house blend pipe tobaccos go well with the 10 brands of pipes available for sale. Accessories for pipes and cigars, along with a variety of California wines, round out the inventory at this smoker's paradise.
Named for then Mayor Josiah Quincy who had a big hand in its construction, Quincy Market is a 27,000 square foot (2500 square meter) building constructed between 1824 and 1826. Though Quincy Market has always been associated with food, its scope has now expanded beyond simply grocery to include restaurants and many fast-food outlets. It is one of downtown's busiest lunchtime spots.