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Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110 (Downtown)
617 635 4505
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Ranked #76 of 207 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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Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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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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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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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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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Located between Long Wharf (aquarium area) and the North End, it is a nice spot on the water. Many people walk their dogs or take their children here on a nice day. It is a nice place to begin a walk along the ocean (head towards the North End). The water taxi (part of the T) stops here.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

It may be a bit hard to find, but this is a hidden gem well worth seeing. Look for i down by the waterfront area in the area outside of Faneiul (sp?) Hall Marketplace.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is park offers a serene view of Boston Harbor. Sitting on one of its many benches you can gaze out at Charlestown, South Boston and East Boston/Logan Airport while in the foreground sail boats, motor boats and cabin cruisers bob to and fro. Its a good place to walk after a meal in one of the Waterfront or North... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you are in the heart of Boston and have young kids, take advantage of this park. First off, there is a playground that has equipment and a sandbox. Even better is that the sandbox has toys for use such as trucks, shovels and other kids construction toys. This keeps the worry about not having stuff with you for them... More

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