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by jayhawk2000

Favorite thing: Stroll along Mass Street, a shady haven of shops, sidewalk cafes, galleries, restaurants and coffee shops that has been described by travel writers as one of America's finest downtowns. You can have a latte at a cafe...browse the bookshops...grab a bargain at a vintage clothing shop or secondhand music shop...find something utterly unique at a boutique or the antiques mall...soak up the sun outside the gazebo in South Park...catch a matinee at Liberty Hall...then quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite with a beer and dinner at the Free State Brewery!

Fondest memory: Stately trees and shop awnings shade the wide pavements of Mass Street. In the heat of late spring and summertime you can find a cool perch at a sidewalk cafe. Fight off the sticky heat by drinking an iced coffee and watch everyone ambling along the avenue. Buildings constructed from red brick and native golden limestone populate this main promenade, giving the town an atmosphere of solidity and prosperity. As the afternoon melts into evening, the setting sun alights the colourful shredded clouds in the sky. Night noises might include the humming tires of a bike ridden by a student returning from the library...or the hushed whispers of breezes in the trees...or the beat and bassline from a standing-room only concert.

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2003
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