Best of Boston

2000 Best Skate Shop

Blades Board and Skate

Next time you’re strolling the Esplanade, don’t let that cute rollerblader pass you by—strap on some skates of your own and pull up alongside. How to make a good impression when you finally catch up? Stop at Blades first, the ultimate purveyor of all things wheeled and wooden. The staff will hook you up with the best selection of skateboards and in-lines in the city; they’ll also keep you looking fly with rack after rack of fashions from Flosport and Aesthetics gear.

349 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-437-6300,