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“happy town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Historic Northampton

Historic Northampton
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
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london
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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“happy town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

this is a real find on my historical research in the us. i have been met by some of the kindest people the is,mellow,polite people who are relaxed and helpful. i cannot recommend the town enough.

Visited September 2013
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Boddington, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A quirky and interesting town with a big heart.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

All I am going to say is explore and enjoy for round every corner there will be a wonderful surprise that you will enjoy. No multiple department stores here, just little shops packed with all sorts of interesting and local products in many cases.
Just go and fall in love with Northampton.

Visited September 2013
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“It is Unique & Has Great Shops & more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

It has so many restaurants to choose from. you can have a diverse amount of foods here. The shops are so unique & one of a kind. I like "Faces" personally. I also like Deals & Steals for cheaper than your average grocery store for spices, teas, coffees, coconut water, etc. There is always an entertainer or a few on the streets. Quite talented at that. Thornes Market is a great place. On Tuesdays there is a Farmer's market from 1pm to 6pm with organic foods. On Friday nights there is a concert in Pulaski Park for free, it's from 6pm to until 8pm. The sidewalk sales that last a week are the best! They are in the 3rd week of July. There are so many pubs although I don't drink. The Acadmey of Music charges a small fee for broadway type shows. Calvin theater has some great venues. Hungry Ghost for bread is awesome it's located on State Street. It's a small city filled with shops, galleries, pubs, places to dine, farmer's markets. It is a unique experience going in & out of the shops. It's not far to walk up one side of Main St down the next & also the side streets offer a diverse experience as well. One thing to point out is the panhandlers that take up a full bench with signs. I ignore them.. Up the hwy on exit 24 is the Yankee Candle you can spend 2 days in. Down the road from that is Magic Wings ( I found a bit pricey for a small conservatory) but loved it The community gardens located about 1 mile from downtown is a great place to walk around, there was a rare butterfly spotted there last summer. It's quite relaxing & sometimes you will find a lovely gardener to cut you some cross bred flowers to take home. There is so much history in Northampton alone. You can go to the spray park at Look Park to cool off. It is simply historical, unique, & charming.

Visited July 2013
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Great for pub crawls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

There are at least 20 great pubs to visit within walking distance. Some pubs have over 20 beer taps featuring local microbrews and the usual suspects. Also several high quality restaurants to choose from. People watching is great fun in Northampton, especially if you like street musicians.

Visited July 2013
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Northampton, MA
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“small, cozy and friendly little museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Historic Northampton isn't large (4 or 5 good sized rooms, including a regularly changing exhibit space), but it has some gems. Admission is a modest charge, and you can easily spend an hour or two exploring the collection of historical items, photos and videos.

Visited April 2013
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