Boston Shopping Planner
Boston’s shops are generally open Monday through Saturday from 10 or 11 am until 6 or 7 pm and Sunday from noon to 5. Many stay open until 8 pm one night a week, usually Thursday. Malls are open Monday through Saturday from 9 or 10 am until 8 or 9 pm and Sunday from noon to 6.
Study the T map () before plunging into a shopping tour of Boston or Cambridge. You’re almost always better off leaving your car behind than trying to navigate congested city streets and puzzle out parking arcana. Most major shopping neighborhoods are easily accessible on the T: Boston’s Charles Street and Downtown Crossing and Cambridge’s Harvard, Central, and Porter squares are on the Red Line; Copley Place, Faneuil Hall, and Newbury Street are on the Green Line; the South End is an easy trip on the Orange Line.