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Address: Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
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A great place to walk and enjoy the water front.

Fresh air, history great places to eat, have some coffee or tea, are just about anything els you could want. Great way to spend a morning or a pleasant afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Post Falls, Idaho
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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh air, history great places to eat, have some coffee or tea, are just about anything els you could want. Great way to spend a morning or a pleasant afternoon.

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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking along the waterfront was relaxing and pretty. Seeing the variety of boats and the marina activity was just a simple enjoyable pleasure.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's just lovely to walk around most waterfronts. This particular one in Boston gives you the flavor of the city....some good and fairly priced restaurants, a great place to walk and enjoy the breezes or just sit on a bench to people watch.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will not be dissipointed for your time spent here . You will find some very good places to eat . This is also where you can take boat tours and water taxis. The sunrise and sunset are not bad either.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

*If in the Centre of Boston and you are looking for a nice place to have a relaxing walk. The Waterfront is your answer. There are bars, and shops nearby as well as a walkway. If you would like to cross over to the other side of the river, there is bridge to facilitate this.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great place to sit or walk around the gardens out front. Clean and very people friendly. You are able to go to many places to eat within a few blocks.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great visit by the waterfront. Ate at Joey's. Right on the water. Walked around and enjoyed the views. Relaxing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The waterfront is a great area to sit and relax or take a stroll; this is a beautiful piece of Boston!

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Chandlers Ford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We explored the waterfront a little by accident but its stunning and quiet except for the old jogger and go walker. We had split the Freedom Trail over 2 days...well Day 1, we started early evening and hey...I got caught up taking part in the street performers down by the Market.....then dinner oh and a cold beer. Not wanting to... More 

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Unicoi, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I walked around this area everyday we visited Boston. I loved watching the boats and businesses. Our hotel was next to the waterfront and we felt safe at night and during the day. Restaurants were great around the waterfront. It was fun watching the sun and daylight and within 30 minutes the fog rolled in and you could hardly see... More 

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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.