Okay so it’s technically Cambridge, but we love it so much we often claim it as our own. It’s an easy (and scenic) ride on the T over the river from Boston’s CBD. Harvard Square Boston boasts the beautiful red brick buildings and streets that you’d expect from the university that gives its name to the location. This is the place to go for those funky toy and gift shops. There are also more name brand stores around this area but they are balanced by boutiques and cafes.