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Address: Main Street, Gloucester, MA
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Drove up from RI. Well worth it. Beautiful park to explore and very quaint downtown. Then took scenic route to Rockport.

Reviewed 19 October 2016
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Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Drove up from RI. Well worth it. Beautiful park to explore and very quaint downtown. Then took scenic route to Rockport.

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Zsambek, Hungary
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Main Street is full of restaurants, bars, and shops especially for visitors! Nothing special but there are really many places to sit down eat dring and just relax.

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Fred454
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Some great shops and novel merchandise. walked up and down and made several purchases. Incredible shoe store that brought me back to my youth where you were actually fitted by people who knew their business

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Tennessee
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little seaside town with lots of charm. Main Street still has old buildings and has several options for shopping and eating. Parking is metered, not free.

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midwest
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

A good looking, functional downtown, well set up for locals and visitors. Lacks the goofy quaintness of many tourist areas. Loved the Dogtown Bookshop. Loved the owner of café that is sort of Mediterranean/American, and the Mexican bar and grill. Liked having a CVS we could pop into for something. Very practical downtown. Easy to find everything in the whole... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Gloucester is lucky because it has an actual downtown (not a mall!) that you can stroll around. Just go early because many of the wonderful shops close early.

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Ossining, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

While walking up and down Main Street I could imagine the days of yesterday. I mostly walked past old stores; vintage bakery and italian deli. The buildings were probably dated from the early 1900's. Nevertheless, I felt like I was back in time. Interesting.

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Atlanta GA
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Main Street is nice and has a good walking tour. You get a good feel for the town and area. I would recommend walking through the town hall for a glimpse of some wonderful murals.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

There are so many great little shops and restaurants here. Even if shopping isn't a highlife on your vacation, save some time to drop by and check out these shops. There is L ots of great local stuff!

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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We headed down to Main Street around 4:30 PM and found that over half of the stores were closed. We were surprised to find it that way - it is a tourist area in the summer.

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