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Address: Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
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$26.79*
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New England Aquarium Admission
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Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise

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Relaxing

a great place to take a few minutes for yourself and just relax. Boston isn't a busy place compared to many but its nice to just take 5!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stuart S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a great place to take a few minutes for yourself and just relax. Boston isn't a busy place compared to many but its nice to just take 5!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Boston's waterfront area is one of the best waterfront areas that I have seen in this country. Very scenic, lots of boat tours, outside restaurants/bars and even free entertainment during summer months. Also the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway is just a street away from the harbor.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great visit to Boston! I flew into Boston and traveled to Bar Harbor; cheaper flight! On both my arrival and departure days I explored Boston a bit. The waterfront was my favorite part of both days. The sailboats, the tours, the people, and the atmosphere in general are definitely things that you should experience. The weather was beautiful as we... More 

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a cruise around the harbour, which gave us a totally different perspective on Boston. We had done the Duck tour the previous day and did not realise how much Boston was surrounded by so much water, and how big a part the ocean plays in every day Bostonian life.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked waterfront and ate lunch at Faneuil market. Then went for four hour whale watching tour. Saw over 20 whales feeding off Provincetown. It was quite surreal, like a natural Sea World experience.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Boston is an amazing city and the waterfront makes it even more perfect. It makes the city feel much more open and free. There are such pretty views across the water - a must visit spot in Boston.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to visit especially on a nice sunny day, as it was on the day we went. Just to stroll along in your own time and take in the views of the water, boats, etc is so relaxing, in a bustling city any respite is always a good thing.

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great visit to Boston was topped by a river tour of Boson. So many things to see and do. Also great shopping in the same area. Lots of restaurants, especially seafood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was very noisy and busy on the inside, but very pleasant and quiet for outside dining, right on the waterfront.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots to see on the water, boats to Salem and other destinations, including water taxis. Good to sit and watch the world go by!

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Staying in Downtown

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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.