Lawrence boasts one of the most beautiful Historic Downtown districts in the country. The National Trust for Historic Preservation ranked Lawrence among its "Dozen Most Distinctive Destinations," touting it as one of the best-preserved and unique communities in America.
The shopping scene in Lawrence is varied. Small specialty shops and large department stores can be found offering anything and everything you might need or want, in an atmosphere that’s uniquely Lawrence.
Dining in downtown Lawrence is an experience all its own with cutting-edge fusions and ambrosial works of art center stage. The cuisine is superb and theatmosphere is lively; a perfect blend.
Brimming with a palpable sense of excitement, downtown Lawrence maintains its groove into the night. Come play in the various jazz venues, breweries, dance clubs and restaurants that line Massachusetts Street.
Just south of downtown lies South Park. Home of summer night band concerts, Art in the Park and the state Fiddling and Picking Championships, drive by while you are here — you never know what you might find.