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Beautiful and photogenic harbor area

Not only historic but also modern and very photogenic. A lovely walk with amazing views. You can start in the North End and walk all the way over to South Boston. Great seafood... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only historic but also modern and very photogenic. A lovely walk with amazing views. You can start in the North End and walk all the way over to South Boston. Great seafood restaurants along the way. Near Qunincy Market too.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another place to just take a walk away from other tourist sites. It is a short circular area with wooden platforms. I took a walk and it took me only about 20 minutes. There are many moms pushing the strollers. Enjoy the view of the harbor as you walk along.

1 Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming down to walk this harbor. It's exciting, beautiful, and historic. People who walk it enjoy the sites, both tourists, and locals. Summer is a great time and it is surrounded by great sites and food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful way to see the Waterfront - you not only see the water sites it has lots of nooks and crannies with restaurants, condo's, awesome boats, stores and businesses. Best way to see Boston on a nice day and it is FREE.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We sat on a bench and enjoyed the view I'd the harbor and boats coming and going. Located at the beginning of the North End.

Thank Deirdre H
Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Started from the locks at Charles River and was able to find oasis of calm on a warm day, just right for watching world go by.

Thank JRMaddog
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Starting at our Long Wharf hotel I walked one direction the first day and the opposite direction the next day. Found the walk past the Aquarium, the Boston Children's Museum and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum more interesting but an easy way to stroll along by the water.

Thank Ditex144
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We weren't disappointed. Nothing like a walk along the water to calm the nerves. This place does not disappoint. Nice boardwalk.

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campton, NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This walk stretches from South Boston to the naval yard with only Battery Wharf off limits. It is a nice and interesting walk with unique views of all the inner harbor traffic. There is plenty of places to sit and just watch life go by; nice and relaxing. It also goes through the locks connecting the Charles which if you... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Get a free of the Boston Harbor view but it was raining when I was there so didn't get lots of good photo.

1 Thank joanadventure

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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