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Bicycle, walk, or drive

Memorial Drive is the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Bicycle, walk, or drive Memorial Drive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maynard C
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Boston, MA
Take the drive on a Sunday Afternoon

While visiting Boston driving Memorial Drive is a must do. Do it on a Sunday afternoon though so... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
SandCadi
,
Massachusetts
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Busy, scenic street that winds along the Cambridge side of the Charles River.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Memorial Drive is the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Bicycle, walk, or drive Memorial Drive on a sunny spring, summer, or autumn day.

Thank Maynard C
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

While visiting Boston driving Memorial Drive is a must do. Do it on a Sunday afternoon though so you can appreciate the sweeping views of Boston. If possible, park and take a walk and take it all in, you won't regret it.

Thank SandCadi
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Memorial drive/Cambridge seems to be the preferred side to walk on, but you can also enjoy the Charles on the Boston side of the river... On Mem drive you experience the vistas of the city and the B school. On Storrow/Boston side you'll enjoy the...More

Thank MSLovell
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

there is room to walk on the cambridge side of the charles river. you do need to be on the alert for bikes. on some sundays the road is closed to cars which is a huge help!

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Youcan see the entire Boston from this place. It is beautiful during the day and then if you go during the night it's breathtaking.

Thank Annie N
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

A Great place for biking, jogging or walking. The Boston landscape is beautiful. On weekdays it is not crowded - a real pleasure.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

If you are a biker or a runner, even a walker, this is a must, particularly if the weather is nice. I suggest being there for the sunrise!

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Walking on memorial drive looking back to Boston is a most that everybody should do. I run it at any time morning afternoon and night and it is wanderfull, rent a bike, take a walk and you will enjoy it a lot.

Thank Bertha P
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

View over the water, we was there in August so weather was great, walking, driving still fantastic feeling..

Thank Jens H
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

The vista is great for all season...Walk, run or ride it! I can't say enough that it feels like a park in the middle of the city

Thank cubes1234
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