Boston Harborwalk
Boston Harborwalk
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  • Courthouse • 3 min walk
  • World Trade Center • 5 min walk
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The Boston Harborwalk is a pedestrian pathway that runs generally north to south along the water's edge of the city. One day while waiting to take a boat trip out to take a spin around the harbor, we decided to walk a portion of the route: the stretch between the Boston Tea Party Museum (on the Congress Street bridge) up to Long Wharf. The distance was only about a kilometer, but it was fun and interesting, despite the cold and rain that day.
Although a waterfront area, the Walk is well-maintained and safe. One passes by a mix of offices, residential buildings, a few parks, and many moored boats, both touring and private. There's even a weird stainless steel sculpture just to the southeast of the Harbor Parking Garage. The local resident I was walking with called it "the four open laptops". Continue northward and you come across the aquarium; there's an outside tank of critters to look at if you don't feel like going inside the aquarium quite yet. And then a little further north is the Long Wharf. There's a pay-to-use city toilet on the west end of Central Wharf (where the aquarium is located).
Overall, a pleasant and interesting walk. It would nice to return and walk a longer stretch when we have some better weather.
Written 7 June 2024
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OrlandoMouse
St. Augustine, FL2,343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
You have to do the Harbor Walk. Boston is famous for it’s harbor from the Tea Party Rebellion to the shipping and warehousing, from the North End to the Southport area there is so much to see. The area is very walkable. I suggest beginning at the Aquarium and head South Cross over by the Boston Tea Party and cut back over toward the water and walk along the area of the Southport. There are pictures of the water area, boats, and buildings along the way to take. You could end your walk at the harpoon Brewer and then begin your walk back, see if you can find the carousel as you travel back to the North End. The waterfront is fantastic and you should make a point to take a walk here. And best of all – it is free.
Written 26 October 2023
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Karen P
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We have walked the freedom trail several times when our children were younger. We had never done the Harborwalk, I had never heard of it before seeing it spoken of on this site. It was a fun walk.
Written 24 September 2023
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Turtle5954
Warrington, UK1,904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A lovely walk all around the harbor area, very cold and windy day so several pit stops in cafes etc were essential
Written 3 February 2023
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Jazz Gumbo
London, UK827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We were lucky, unbelievable warm days in October to stroll by the river, so very enjoyable views along the walkways. Take it, enjoy it.
Written 18 October 2022
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lknoodles
Sheboygan, WI38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We walked the harbor every day. It's very safe and walkable. Lots of great views of the harbor and the city.
Written 15 October 2022
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RJTO
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The harborwalk which extends along the harbour front allows visitors to see both the city & the harbour. It shows what is possible when working harbours are returned to the public for the enjoyment of walking, sitting & taking it all in.
Written 28 September 2022
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Steven F
Moscow, ID23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A great way to see the bay and explore the history of Boston Harbor. And the fresh seafood at historic restaurants is enough reason to be there.
Written 25 September 2022
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Patrick S
Davie, FL1,202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were here by boat and the view from the dock was terrific. Beautiful city and the great weather helped a lot. The parks were really nice plus a city to walk.
Written 17 August 2022
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Ari M
Winnipeg, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Went for a walk after dinner near Long Wharf and found a live band playing on a floating stage behind the Boston Harbor Hotel. We managed to find a table, had a drink and watched a set of a great little band. All free, except the drinks (and food if you want).
Written 6 August 2022
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