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Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110 (Downtown)
617 635 4505
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Ranked #84 of 214 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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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Between Quincy and the Boston Harbor, I crossed the Christoper Columbus Park. A perfect day out for kids or for a romantic walk, the park is blooming and green during the Boston summer. There are swings and play areas for the little ones, and a merry-go-round for everyone to enjoy. You can fly a kite or sit in the park... More

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205 reviews 205 reviews
73 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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256 reviews 256 reviews
142 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
72 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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19 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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168 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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