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Address: Storrow Drive, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
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Activities: Walking, Jogging, Inline skating, Biking
Description: A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade...
A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston Pops holds its annual summer concerts.
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So beautiful

The esplanade is a perfect place for a power walk, a walk and talk or a solo stroll. It is easy to get to from the back bay. The scenery always changes with the seasons and with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The esplanade is a perfect place for a power walk, a walk and talk or a solo stroll. It is easy to get to from the back bay. The scenery always changes with the seasons and with time of day.

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Ireland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lovely area to run in the morning and paths were cleared of snow in most places. Nice to link up to Harvard Bridge and cross to MIT & Harvard. Charles River was frozen when i visited but i imagine this area would be really lovely in Spring and Summer too. Traffic noise is the only reason I rate this 4... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Although Boston has been inundated with snow, Boston has cleared the asphalt path along the river so that it was easy to run fast for 4.53 miles roundtrip. I started out from the Boston Sports Club on Bulfinch St down Cambridge St to the River, then along the River on the Boston side, crossing over Harvard Bridge towards MIT and... More 

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Braintree, MA
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I took my wife on a Gondola ride on the Charles River for her Birthday. It was great to enjoy a leisurely boat ride enjoying some good wine and music. Fun to people watch and be watched because you are on a gondola. Romantic and fun way to see the city from the water.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely Charles riverfront park for running, walking or sunbathing. The Boston Symphony gives summer concerts at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. July 4th concert special for all.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From running along the Charles to taking a Duck Boat; Boston or Cambridge; the Charles is beautiful. Can't say anything bad only relaxing and good. Enjoy the day and go for a walk to enjoy the sights of Boston but be sure to cross the river.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This very large (long) park along The Charles River is fantastic! There is plenty of room to get away from folks and its a perfect place to walk the dog, bring the kids, bike, roller skate, x country ski... The Charles Ri er is now rated the cleanest river in a major city in the US and there is great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I didn't attend any show but took a relaxing evening walk around. Nice views in evening. Photography friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

During the warmer months, I truly enjoy going for early-morning runs here. There is almost always an abundance of people without being too busy and I love having a scenic view to enjoy without worrying about being forced to run on the road or cross the street mid-way through my run. Also just fantastic for walking, I see many people... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This a nice quiet place to run in Boston It has a continuous walkway with pedestrian bridges connecting it back to c Charles st on one end, and beacon st on the other. Could be too dark and quiet for some at night but that's a benefit for the others who don't mind it in having less people around

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