Before we had shopping malls, Boston had Downtown Crossing. An open-air shopping experience remains to this day with the cobbled lanes restricted to only pedestrian traffic. Wander through a variety of buildings that house popular chains, souvenir shops, and fine jewelry stores. Food is abundantly available from food trucks, convenience stores, and franchises. It is also home to the Downtown Crossing MBTA station, so you can hop on a train to anywhere else in the city. After the evening commute, Downtown Crossing empties out with only a few stores staying open late.