Well worth a trip of north, plus outlet shopping, how can you beat that. This store has it's own parking lot and boosts quite a lot of poundage of candy Good selection of nuts andhomemage chocolates. Some prices seem a little high, but the selection is most overwhelming.
This place is great for gifts, particularly for those people who would appreciate things like penis on a stick or x-rated fortune cookies. It is great for buying things for bachelorette parties, or even bachelor parties. It is not a 'dirty' store like some of the places in Montreal, it does make you embarassed to come in here anyway. They also have speciality item in back, you just have to ask for them.
This is the best stocked candy store I have seen. They carry most types of candy, both made in the US, and imported from abroad. Everything from M&M's (pick your own colors) and Jelly Belly jelly beans, to Haribo gummies and Kinder Eggs. The staff is more than helpful. The candy is arranged on the walls by price, and you fill the bag based on the price. However, the downside of the store is the price. For example, a normal Pez dispenser (not one of those giant ones) will run you about 2.50. Thats at least twice what I would expect to pay elsewhere. But the bright colors, and great music make this a great store to browse in even you don't by anything.
The prices at this store border on outrageous. There is a wide selection of housewares and it is nice that it's not a chain. But each item is almost double what one would expect, and there is an overall feeling that beneath the cantabridgian atmosphere there is shrewd economics going on -- which is fine. But this is not a bargain store or close to it, even though its jumbled aisles strive for that appearance.
I would be certain to research on line before coming here unless you are buying something small.
The Pear Tree is home to unique gifts and jewelry from all around the world. If you need something special that won't be a common item that everyone else arrives with then this is the perfect destination. Prices are reasonable and they package smaller gifts in lovely pouches that make the present seem just that much nicer.
This store is so overwhelming! You can find anything from a tiara to the latest crocheted beads. All the trends are here as well as some more understated pieces. Bangles, necklaces, earrings and other accessories. This store has so much that it makes me dizzy! The best part is most things are under $20! You don't have to go for broke to ice yourself out!
The Garment District is a massive warehouse of clothing right in Cambridge. They sell clothes at some pretty good prices, but the main "attraction" is the section where they sell clothes by the pound. For someone who has time to sift through everything, this can add up to be quite the bargain! Then again, it's really hit or miss, as they are always getting new shipments in.
Admission is pricey, but worth the price to see some of the exhibits. They do have some great traveling exhibits come thru. Right off the Green line, it is easily accesible by public transportation. Parking is expensive and not recommended.
The Museum of Science is a technologically oriented museum.Kids will appreciate the robotic dinosaurs and light demonstrations. Also, there is a really big 5 story Omnimax Theater. The Museum houses over 300 exhibits and is a great place to go if you have never been there. Kids under 3 get to go for free. If you're a member, the brunch is awesome, pricey, but the view is unbeatable.
I stop by here whenever I can. They alway have new stuff coming in and the collection is very eclectic. Some vintage, some modern and some stuff is out of this world. They have some neat glassware in the back of the stuff. Be sure to look up the walls, since their stuff goes to the ceilings as well.