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Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110 (Downtown)
617 635 4505
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Ranked #97 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Type: Parks
Traveler Description: Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park was renovated and reopened in 2003. The park has views of Boston harbor, grassy areas for picnics, water... more »
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200 reviews 200 reviews
73 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

At the harbor. Watching the boats come and go. The kids have a green place to run. Watch the birds. Close to restrooms, good food.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Sandwiched between the Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market area and the Waterfront this Park provides a welcome area of grass and planted borders to break the otherwise built up area.

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Bergen, Norway
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72 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's a nice little green park down by the water where you can sit down and relax for a bit. It's really close to everything and right by the harbour.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful park with a playground for children and enough grass for people to sit on. A lot of people running around and taking pictures.

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Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It was great place to hold a wedding!!! Even the gentleman on the park bench didn't see to mind that we decided to have a ceremony at his place that day. Hood blimp flew over during the ceremony. It was a great day even after the storm the night before was something else, by time of wedding it was a... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Participated in an all kids parade and watched a magic show. They also had face painting and lots of games to play. Wish there were more exhibits that were geared towards kids. There was one small craft table and one displaying instruments but kids had fun running around, watching boats, and playing in the playground area.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We went to the arts festival held here. Fun was had by the whole family. Such great entertainment and interactive art displays for the kids. We will be back next year for sure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We really enjoyed the park, our rooms at the Marriott overlooked it so it was nice to go for walks where you can see the boats, people and the harbor. Close to Little Italy and the North End and the aquarium. Nice place to stop with children.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We really enjoyed just sitting in this park, relaxing and watching the world go by. There is not a great view of the harbor but you can still see some interesting activity on the river. This is a peaceful haven, a real gem which we visited twice during our stay in Boston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great place to stop anytime but especially nice to relax on a Sunday. Read the paper, watch the planes take off from Logan airport, watch the boats and the simmering water. Nearby is the Aquarium.A short walk will take to to Boston's North End where you can enjoy Italian food, stop for an espresso or drink. Or you can stay... More

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