Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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- 98%Local Culture
- 86%History Buffs
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 66%Family Travelers
- 58%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (44)
- Faneuil Hall MarketplaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
Faneuil Hall is pretty much the definition of a tourist trap. A lot of the buildings are historical and it's located on the Freedom Trail, but a lot of the stores and restaurants just cater to tourists and you're not really going to get much of a taste of the real Boston here. There are some good stands in the food court inside Quincy Market, though. If you can find a place to sit, it's a decent place for some cheap eats.
- Faneuil Hall MarketplaceMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
Restaurants, casual eateries, shops, and people watching...Faneuil Hall is a must for all visitors to Boston. There is something for everyone. Come alone or take the family.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Faneuil Hall MarketplaceJul 05, 2012
I can see giving this place less stars if: 1) you don't like crowds; 2) you don't like to have to wait to sit your butt down after you have walked around Boston; 3) don't want to be overwhelmed with pricey food choices; and 4) you feel like this is just brick-laden food court.
HOWEVER, you do get flavors of Boston, both culinary, culturally, and cacophonously. You go here after trucking your butt around the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, or the famous Garden. Have a plan when you go hear so you don't wander around undecided about having pizza versus lobster, gelato versus ice cream, beer versus lemonade, or chocolates versus salt water taffy.
- Faneuil Hall MarketplaceFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
This place reminded me a lot of Pike Place, except ... the whole thing was just filled to the brim from side to side and front to back with food options. As Ling H. had mentioned, it's a little bit daunting when you have 15 different food options and 3 different vendors per option to pick from. How do you know which is which and what is what? What if you want to try it all?
It's a little hard to wrap your head around and then at the end of the tunnel you see the light at is Starbucks and realize that you have no desire to get anything but a cup of hot chocolate. That's what I did anyway ...
I think its an interesting stroll, but don't come here hungry or you'll be very frustrated with the choices you need to make. Otherwise I think its a really fun place (very crowded though!)
- Faneuil Hall MarketplaceJul 05, 2012
Let's be honest: Faneuil Hall is basically a mall with an overly large food court. It's crowded with tourists around the clock, the food isn't even that good, there's rarely anywhere to sit, and the shops are just not that interesting. Plus, unlike so much of Boston, there's very little obvious historical value. There are a few historic buildings around, but you have to hunt for them (unsurprisingly, they're always pleasantly empty).
- Faneuil Hall MarketplaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersJul 04, 2012
Probably the most touristy part of the city, but it certainly provides plenty to see and do. If you've made it this far, walk a few more blocks to the aquarium and the pier, where the view is a whole lot nicer.
- Faneuil Hall MarketplaceJul 04, 2012
Four years ago, I had one of the most memorable meals of my life here. While I was at the Quincy Market, I ordered a spicy Thai chicken and rice plate and I dared myself to eat a whole Thai (Bird's eye) chili. The experience was painful, to say the least. I started to cry, my nose became runny, my ears were burning, and my throat was sore. Today, I ask myself, would I do it again? The answer is YES. It was worth it.
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