POINTS OF INTEREST
Running along the harbor, Hamilton's main thoroughfare bustles with small cars, motor scooters, bicycles, buses, and the occasional horse-drawn carriage. In past years some have lamented that it also bustles with hordes of tourists, particularly during cruise-ship season. But the fact that only occasional callers will now be docking in Hamilton should help alleviate any overcrowding. As for actual attractions, the prime ones here are the high-class low-rise shops that line the street. (Don't overlook small offshoots and alleyways like Chancery Lane, Bermuda House Lane, and the Walkway, where you'll stumble upon hidden-away boutiques.) The Visitor Information Centre, next to the Ferry Terminal at No. 8 Front Street, is a good place to strike out from when you're ready to explore the rest of Hamilton. Open Monday through Saturday 9–4, it's the place to go for pamphlets, maps, and to have your questions answered. It also has brochures for self-guided city walking tours.