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Montego Bay is not all about the Hip Strip. The actual downtown is the Sam Sharpe Square area where you rarely see any tourists. This is where the locals come to shop. There are various roads to walk around here. The place is safe during the day. Walk around these places and you get a feel of the residents living in Montego Bay, Jamaica. If you can walk long distances, then this is not too much of a difficult walk from the Hip Strip. At the Gloucester Ave (Hip Strip) roundabout, take Ford St. This leads to the Sam Sharpe Square.