Boston is a popular area to hold a trade show because of the additional activities in the area. The city and surrounding areas reflect how much enjoyment locals and visitors experience at shopping centers throughout this metropolitan area. Here are four of the favorite locations to put on your must-do bucket list the next time you visit Boston.
What’s not to like about a Simon Mall? The Shops at Chestnut Hill feature the only Bloomingdale’s in Massachusetts in addition to dozens more upscale retailers. Enjoy browsing through fantastic merchandise at stores like Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, and Coach. This two-level enclosed shopping center provides a comfortable environment regardless of the weather outside! Complimentary guest services include an electric vehicle charging station, wi-fi, and parking. You can have Japanese or Mexican food at one of the eateries inside, or enjoy the cuisine of The Cheesecake Factory.
Founded in 1630, Boston exhibits an exciting trail of history throughout much of the city. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is an example. Built in 1742, the Hall lies near Boston’s Government Center. The second floor is still used for meetings. The third floor has a museum and historical armory. Three long granite buildings, named Quincy Market, South Market, and North Market, are part of the Marketplace and its indoor/outdoor eatery and mall. Set aside time for a visit on the same day you walk the Freedom Trail.
Another Simon Property Group center, Wrentham Village Premium Outlets has undergone expansions several times since the 1997 opening. Styles range from casual to elegant. The 170-plus shops make it New England’s largest outdoor outlet shopping center. Shop GAP, Burberry, and Banana Republic. The sales staff is friendly, the selections inviting, and the prices discounted. Join the shoppers at Kate Spade and Bloomingdale’s the Outlet for amazing bargains. It’s about 35 miles south of Boston, plus or minus a few miles depending on your conference location.
The 23-acre Prudential Center brings a lot of people to Back Bay District. While appointments at any of the offices in huge complex accounts for many visitors, the Shops at Prudential Center are another draw. Over 70 retailers have stores in the mall at the Tower’s base. Atrium-style glass ceilings are above the walkways passing through the mall to form arcades where the shops are located. Pick up beauty items at Sephora or find the latest book at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Clothing is available at shops like Lacoste, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Ann Taylor. Consumer accessibility to eyeglasses, watches and jewelry is conveniently located in this state-of-the-art location.
With its multitude of shopping centers and events, Boston is enjoyable when the time is spent on quality rather than quantity. It’s more than an adventure, it is an experience!