If you would like to take care of some holiday shopping during your stay in Boston, there are plenty of places to visit convenient to the hotel. The following is a list of places you may want to check out:
Downtown Crossing is about a five minute walk from the hotel. There you can find big-name stores such as Macys and DSW mixed in with local shops like Windsor Buttons. Or you could visit the Jewelers Building located on Washington Street for a pricier gift.
If you're looking for a mall, the CambridgeSide Galleria is a short walk from the Lechmere T station on the Green Line. There is also a shuttle bus to the shopping center that leaves from the Kendall Square stop on the Red Line. Details are available on their website.
The best spot for antiques and boutiques in Boston is Charles Street. Charles Street divides the Public Gardens and Boston Common, and is a great place to find local stores in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. An added bonus is that right around the corner is Cheers, the bar made famous by the show with the same name.
Located right behind the central location for Boston Public Library is Copley Place. Copley is an upscale mall with stores like Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, and Christian Dior.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
For souvenirs, you'll want to check out the historic Faneuil Hall, also known as Quincy Market. There you can find trinkets and t-shirts at the pushcarts. You can also pick up all your holiday ornaments at the Christmas in Boston store.
Perhaps the most well known shopping spot in Boston is Newbury Street. This stretch between Arlington Street and Massachusetts Avenue is home to designer stores such as the Giorgio Armani Boutique, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Diane von Furstenberg. There are also a multitude of restaurants and special interest shops along the way.
The Shops at the Prudential Center
The Prudential Center is connected to Copley Place by a Sky Bridge. It has everything from books and cards to apparel and make-up. While there, you may want to pick up a Duck Tour ticket!