Quincy Market

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Government Center Free

Built in the mid 1820s, when Boston's population was rapidly outgrowing the smaller marketplace in Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market was originally right on the harbour (the shoreline has changed over time). Today, the neoclassical Colonnade building is lined with fast food stands. On either side of the central hall, rows of carts loaded with souvenirs and crafts lure tourists to part with still more dollars, as do the street performers who flock to the place. Flanking the Colonnade are the North and South Markets, which are likewise filled with shops. Old-time Boston restaurant Durgin Park is touristy, but still retains an air of basic authenticity with dishes such as scrod and Indian pudding on the menu. The first stateside outpost of noodle chain Wagamama has also arrived at the complex, drawing long lines. One of the city's top comedy clubs, the Comedy Connection, is also based here.

Venue name: Quincy Market
Contact:
Address: 15 State Street
Boston

Cross street: at Congress Street
Opening hours: 10am-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sun
Transport: Green or Blue line to Government Center
Price: Free
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