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Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

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Address: Atlantic Ave, Richmond St, Boston, MA 02110
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Scenic spot by the water

The park is a quiet, open haven right by the "entrance" to the North End. Although it's a relatively small space as far as parks go, it has a waterfront oasis with a trellised... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 4, 2016
Needham, Massachusetts
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Columbus Park is located only minutes from from the Freedom Trail, adjacent to the Waterfront. The park is a great respite site for a coffee, offering picturesque views across the city.

Thank Fadamos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We came right at sundown, so the park had an orange/yellow look. The pictures looked amazing. Then it got dark and the park lit up with the big buildings in the background. This is perfect for a walk. North End is only 8 minutes away walking distance and I would recommend this for after having a nice Italian meal! Walk... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The park is a quiet, open haven right by the "entrance" to the North End. Although it's a relatively small space as far as parks go, it has a waterfront oasis with a trellised, colonnaded area with benches and a great view of the waterfront. It's also right across a carousel! If you're looking for a break while touring the... More 

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Aston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My wife and I got engaged here. The Comm Ave Mall; Boston Public Garden; Boston Common; Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market; and Christopher Columbus Park are beautifully adorned with lights and decorations for the season.

Thank Isaiah M
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I really like to go to park, like the feeling to walk away from the busy street for just a bit and enjoy the color of nature and some fresh air. This park just like that, but what even make me love this more, the park has a great view to the harbor. be able to walk around this place... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Great place to stroll or sit. Always something going on. When we were last there, people were handing out free samples of caramel pop corn. The wisteria arbor is stunning in spring and many wedding parties go here for photographs. The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy rose garden has a rose bush for every year she lived. It is stunning. Statue of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

This is a great park along the waterfront in Boston. There are lots of benches to sit and enjoy the beautiful waterfront. Rose Kennedy's Rose Garden is a gated garden located inside the park. The garden was in full bloom and absolutely beautiful during our visit. You can often find street musicians and people walking their dogs. It is a... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a great place to take a stroll through a park and sit by the water and take in the sites. It is right across the street from Quincy market and a lot quieter. If there check out the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Rose Garden, right now the roses are in full bloom. The gates for the rose garden do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I love this park, especially in the summer. Tons of roses. And there are always dogs playing which never fails to make me smile. This park is my favorite.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

My friend and I hung out here for about 20 minutes waiting for the trolley tour to start and it was really nice. A bit cold in April, but fresh clean air and nicely treated grass and plants make it a very pleasant hangout spot for a picnic or whatever you like. Enjoy!

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