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Charles River Esplanade

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Address: Storrow Drive, Boston, MA 02114
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
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Activities: Walking, Biking, Inline skating, Jogging
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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Beautiful view of the Charles River while bikeriding

I took a little bikeride along the Charles River and it was gorgeous! Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Boston.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not a bad place for a run, or so half of Boston seemed to think when I was there! Pretty featureless, but flat, and cool if there are lots of boats out on the water.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I took a little bikeride along the Charles River and it was gorgeous! Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Boston.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was great experience for me, European, to see how US celebrates 4th of July! it looked like the whole Boston was there! Very crowded but great!

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful place to relax during the afternoon, of a day filled with sight seeing. If you live in the area there are several activities to participate in.

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Coimbatore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the places that makes Boston a walker's city. Early morning access to the docks in Charles River is the site of a few people doing tai chi or yoga, or stretching for a run. The docks are a great place to sit. Adirondack chairs are there for those who want to watch the sky and the river. I... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took our bikes downtown Boston and rode from the JFK Museum, to MIT and then Harvard. The trail along the Charles River was the most enjoyable part of the ride - a safe, paved, flat trail along the River across from Harvard University all the way to the Harbour. Public toilets are located near the lagoons.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a very peaceful spot along the Charles River. Lots of shade and beautiful views. Joggers and walkers frequent this place. Bring a lunch and cold drinks, and you won't be disappointed.

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malvern, worcester, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Did the boat Cruise and this was really good. nice little trip up and down the river pointing out all the signs and buildings that lined the river

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Being the 4th of July getting to the esplanade was not pleasant. The security team did not make any allowances for those with disabilities meaning we had to walk around the maze and wait for over an hour to get through security. There were two areas to enter. We entered one side and waited to get through security and once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great place to walk or run the area is safe bring a picnic or jog or run and enjoy the walk for several miles. A clean and friendly place with a lot of people during the day

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