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120 Minutes in Boston: Downtown Crossing

Boston - Downtown Crossing: Winter Street by wallyg, on Flickr

Today's post is courtesy of guest blogger Alexandra Hakim '12 from her blog 120 Minutes in Boston.

Alexandra is a student in Writing/Editing Across Media taught by Professor Andrew Porter. Her blog is about traveling to new locations or events in Boston that take two hours (120 minutes) or less round trip from Simmons. Every week, she follows a suggestion found in a local magazine or from a friend. Email Alex to let her know where she should go next!

Destination: Downtown Crossing
Start time: 1:30 p.m.

I sometimes forget that I'm in Boston when I go to Downtown Crossing. Crowded streets, highrise buildings, and street vendors make it seem like you stepped off the Bolt Bus and entered into New York City.

Friday afternoon, my friend and I went to Downtown Crossing to go shopping at H&M (much better than the one on Newbury St!) If you've never been to Downtown Crossing, check it out. There are tons of stores, including DSW Shoe Warehouse, Macy's, and an Aldo shoes outlet. Leather boots for $25!

Something new we discovered: Art Fridays! Every Friday, artists and jewelers set up booths and sell their latest designs.

Since the weather was nice, we decided to walk back to Simmons. On the way, we were stopped by guys in football uniforms giving out free Dove chocolate. Could this trip end any better?

End time: 4:00 p.m. (we got distracted by the football players and a huge display of sunflowers)

Directions: Take the Green Line to Park Street (E line from Museum of Fine Arts or D line from Fenway). Walk down Winter St. until you hit Washington St. (Map)

Posted by Amanda Voodre
Category: Exploring Boston
Topics: boston, students

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