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“Go for an hour”
Review of Castle Island

Castle Island
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US$ 73.50*
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2.5-hour Boston Harbor Cruise with Brunch
Ranked #52 of 411 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The site of a fort erected in 1634, Castle Island is a great place to walk, jog or just unwind and enjoy the view.
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Have wanted to see Castle Island and the Harborwalk for a long time now. Easy to park. Disappointed at the trash and filth around Sullivan's, though we did get a soft serve ice cream. My daughter said that pigeons must be the seagulls of the city.... The playground was fine, the beach...well....you need surf shoes- it is more like post-snowstorm gravel. The walk around the fort is fine and the view of the busy harbor is great. You back up to the cargo terminal for the Port of Boston, there is a fishing pier, and quite noisy due to Logan flight path. Ample bathrooms. Had slightly higher hopes for this spot. Go see it then check it off your list.

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"logan airport"
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"fort independence"
in 36 reviews
"south boston"
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"hot dogs"
in 33 reviews
"pleasure bay"
in 12 reviews
"planes fly"
in 9 reviews
"sugar bowl"
in 9 reviews
"fishing pier"
in 7 reviews
"watching the planes land"
in 5 reviews
"food stand"
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"the loop"
in 7 reviews
"great place for a walk"
in 6 reviews
"dog walkers"
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"people watch"
in 17 reviews
"public restrooms"
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"lobster roll"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

This area was a nice walking area--enjoyed watching the airplane take off and land at Logan Airport. While I enjoyed my couple of hrs there, this would not be my top attraction to visit if I am visit Boston for the first or 2nd time

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Grab a couple of hot dogs at Kellys Landing, sit on the hill by the fort and watch planes Land and take off a Logan airport. Then get up and walk around the Island. look at the city and harbor. IT DONT GET NO BETTER THAN THIS!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Beautiful place in Boston to walk and see airplanes land and watch ships and other boats come and go. I often take people who have lived in the area there to see a beautiful side of Boston that many are not aware of.

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Castle Island (not an island but a peninsula) is a beautiful beach and park perfect for a summer picnic.

Thank Thatguy2000
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