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Charles River Esplanade

Address: Storrow Drive, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
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Ranked #31 of 413 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jogging paths & tracks, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness, Traveler Resources
Activities: Walking, Biking, Inline skating, Jogging
Owner description: A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the...
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Type: Jogging paths & tracks, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness, Traveler Resources
Activities: Walking, Biking, Inline skating, Jogging
Owner description: 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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Braintree, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have seen several different shows there. Especially the summer time it is very fun to be there with your family and friends!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a popular place to run for locals! It also makes a great walk and view the Charles River. You will see many active Bostonians and many dog walkers. Great for families too because there are many cool little playgrounds along the way!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

despite the highway being right there it's just amazing to be close to the water, see all the boats going out, concerts, free movies - great for families

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