Theatre District

Join On Location Tours in Boston and discover a part of Boston once known as the red light district and even the combat zone but has transformed itself into Boston’s prime area for one-of-a-kind shopping.  Located south of the Boston Common is the Theatre District and Chinatown where stores like Macys, Filenes, and Saks have their doors open and waiting for customers.  Visitors to this shopping mecca will also find various street venders, jewelry stores, fabric and craft stores.

Chinatown is also a great place for late night snacks or dinner after a show at the theatre.  With more than 200 fantastic restaurants to try, it is a destination to visit again and again.   A few of the must-eat locations include the China Perl restaurant, serving up the best Dim Sum in Boston, which has been featured in the Boston Globe, Harold, and Boston Magazine.  Also check out the Imperial Food House if you are craving more Chinese food.  Legal Sea Foods provides some of the best ambiance and gives diners the choice of open seating or semi-private seating.  Step into Manta for a chance to taste a truly unique French cuisine experience and also Teatro for classic Italian with a modern approach.

This downtown area of Boston features quite a few must see theatre attractions including the Opera House and the Charles Playhouse that have both been recently refurbished and restored to their historic beauty which will transport you to the past but touts the comfort and amenities of modern upgrades. The Shubert Theater is more than competitive when it comes to a wonderful theater experience.  The Shubert Theater is the “home away from home” for touring Broadway companies and also Opera, theater, dance, and music acts visiting from around the world.  The Wang Theater is one of the smaller venues but also hosts Broadway productions and provides spectacular shows with an intimate feel and is the perfect location for visitors with children for the Wang Center Family Series.  Other must see theaters located In Theatre District include The Colonial Theatre and The Wilbur Theatre also featuring the best of shows in Boston.

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