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Address: Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
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Must walk the water path

Cant go anymore East than this. Great walk around Boston's waterfront. Give yourself 45 minutes plus to walk it one way. Watch the planes land,boats leave and all the tourists... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cant go anymore East than this. Great walk around Boston's waterfront. Give yourself 45 minutes plus to walk it one way. Watch the planes land,boats leave and all the tourists coming and going. Anytime of year is good.Remember the temps can be 15-20 different that that just 1/4 mile inland.Can be extremely windy, so hold on to your hat!

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Vast expanses of nothing, great vistas but no where to sit down and have a coffee/drink and enjoy. Typically understated for Boston

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Godfrey, Illinois
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, picturesque, lots of character. Lots of different resturants and bars. great place to sit and drink in the scenery and people watch. Very active location.

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Pittsburg, California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few parks and playgrounds, lots of people walking their dogs, there are apartment buildings and a small marina.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boston Harbor Waterfront is such a lovely place to relax on a summer sunny day.The walk on the waterfront is so pleasant. It is a busy place on a weekend during summer time. There are benches by the waterfront where we can enjoy the weather and watch the boats. This is the major attraction of Boston. Also there are plenty... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely place to stroll in good weather with great views of the harbor, people watching, and restaurants along the way

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The downtown waterfront stretches across the east side of downtown, ending at the South Boston and North End neighborhoods. The waterfront is a great place to walk and take pictures of the harbor, especially on a sunny day. There are many benches by the water where you can sit and watch the boats and also numerous other activities along the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of Boston is intimately connected to the sea. You must see it and do take the harbor ferry for heaven's sake.

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to other US cities there is very little down on the waterfront other than aquarium,cinema and where you'd pick up whale watching or other cruises. Perhaps the very near-by Quincy market doesn't help but it does appear an untapped gem waiting to happen.

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Mebane, North Carolina, United States
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I gather that over the last several years Boston's waterfront area has undergone enormous improvement. It's now a pretty nice place to visit. There are a lot of attractions, some nice restaurant and, at least on the days we were there, a pleasant family atmosphere. On the other hand, compared to other cities renovated waterfront areas (Baltimore springs to mind),... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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