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Waterfront

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Address: Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
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Waterfront Weekend

Beautiful Waterfront and great for walking around and or sitting and reading. This is a must visit when visiting Boston.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Barcelona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was somewhat disappointed in this experience. We made a reservation and I had hoped for a seat near the window but we were seated by the back. The prices are comparable for a nice steakhouse/seafood but the amount of food/presentation/staff didn't meet expectations. I know what this restaurant is aiming for but it's missing the mark slightly. I was... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Waterfront and great for walking around and or sitting and reading. This is a must visit when visiting Boston.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pleasant walking along the waterfront. Plenty of places to stop for a drink or a meal. Very lively area.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there to visit the Harpoon Brewery and had a quick walk around the waterfront. Unfortunately there was no eating place open. It'd be nice to be able to have fresh sashimi at the waterfront.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've walked here many times. I especially remember the early morning walks well when Jet lagged. Beautiful at sunrise when it's not crowded.

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Nowra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A ferry trip and a walk through this area is a must on a hot Boston Day. A short walk to the Italian area and Quincey market

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where to begin. Park somewhere along Congress, find the start of the freedom trail and just go! You can't go wrong unless you don't do it all and if u can't do it all, then go back and do it again and again until u do do it all! The parking is expensive, so are the hotels but the public... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the New England Aquarium and Whale watch combo in advance. We moved past the lines, great! They didn't take our digital tickets at the door, so we did have to go to the will call line, but were graciously escorted in with apologies. The Aquarium is very nice. Lots of penguins! We saw the show for the furred... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to spend an afternoon or evening. Nice area to walk. Lots to do in the area. Sit and have a coffee or glass of wine. Very relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is just so much to see. Watch the boats and water taxis as they come in and out. Whale watching tour boats and ferries. Lots of cafes and restaurants as well as he aquarium. You can watch the seals from the aquarium in a glass enclosure free of charge. Many tours depart from here including the dick tours and... More 

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
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.