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Quincy Market Building
Boston, MA 02109
Faneuil Hall Description
This is the coolest urban marketplace your family will visit in the United States, with impromptu street performances, historic buildings all around you, and a million little boutiques and food stores (125 shops and 21 restaurants according to the official count, plus food stalls). Also referred to as Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is actually made up of four historic buildings which have their own stop on the famed Freedom Trail.
The structures are connected by a public courtyard which is always bustling with vendors and performers, from jugglers and musicians, to clowns on tricycles. Throughout the buildings, particularly Quincy Market, you can find every food you've heard of and many you haven't. Some of Boston's best restaurants, like Pizzeria Regina, have stalls in Faneuil Hall, so you can sample their delicacies. Bring your appetite and take your time meandering through this very popular location.
Live Music Venue
Clothing & Accessory Store
Toddlers & Pre-K: Street performers, fresh cookies, and trinkets of every kind will capture your toddler's eye.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Nonstop shopping and people watching will keep your teen entertained.
- Go hungry! There's so much good food here, you'll want to try everything (and you should), so bring your appetite.
- Leave the stroller behind. Better to put the little one in a backpack and have your hands free to negotiate purchases and elbow your way through the crowds.
- Go in the morning. The lunch rush is crazy, between the tourists and the business people who come to buy lunch, so beat the crowds by going for brunch instead of lunch.
- Take the T. Faneuil Hall is an easy walk from the Government Center stop on the Green Line.
Just the Facts
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Recommended Time: 1 to 2 hours
Reviews of Faneuil Hall
By moto3cagirl21 November 20, 2010 | Daughter: Age 13 | maine
What we loved:
Tons of food, shops, and street performers.
What we didn't love:
Too crowded at times.
We took our Girl Scout troop on a trip down to Boston. Were from Maine and took the Amtrak- So much fun. We walked from the Boston commons, but if your not sure where your going you can get lost- like us. It was Saturday, so it was packed! It was a little hard to get food for us all because in the market everyone is pushing to get thru.So it wasnt easy to look at prices and what each vendor had. Theres not a lot of seating and we ended up on one of the round concret blocks outside. If you want ice cream its at least $5 for a small, we went to Mcds around the street. It was cool to see all the street performers- guys doing juggling and tricks and human statues. Nice little shops, the vendors at the gift carts try to sell your kids everything, though. Close to the aqarium and museams. Read More