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A nature reservation covering 950 acres along both sides of the Charles...

A nature reservation covering 950 acres along both sides of the Charles River offers bicycle and jogging paths, 12 tennis courts, six swimming pools and the popular Hatch Memorial Shell with live concerts.

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$60.00*
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Cambridge and Charles River Segway Tour
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Boston Duck Tour
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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston

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Beautiful Place to Walk

My wife and I walked on the path adjacent to the Charles River when we went to Cambridge to visit Harvard. The river is a wonderful place to relax.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I walked on the path adjacent to the Charles River when we went to Cambridge to visit Harvard. The river is a wonderful place to relax.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will have a beautiful overview of the city and its history if you take the Duck Tour (named for the boats that are also land vehicles). The city has taken great strides to clean up the river and it shows!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very lucky to have a beautiful sunny Nov morning - went for a walk across the bridge after MIT tour. So had views from both ends of river. Unobstructed gorgeous views of autumn colours of trees and skyline of buildings (Boston and MIT). Great running and cycling trails!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful river, a beautiful view, a peace to sit for long hours for long conversations, we love, very very good

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We enjoyed the boat ride on the Charles. It was billed as an "architecture tour" which is what hooked us in initially. There was a docent on the boat narrating our ride, but she didn't educate us about the buildings or architectural styles we were seeing, mostly just commentary about the city and her personal preferences about the buildings. Not... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A great place to walk to take in the views :-) Lots going on today Sunday 23 rd October 2016 -really busy and the main road was closed that runs alongside making it easy to cross. There were people lining the river cheering on the rowing boats - all very exciting. .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite views of the city! Love going for runs along the river or a good old bike ride! Plenty to look at and do. Places to rent paddle boards sail boats and water craft of the like.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The fall colors are in full bloom which created a breathtaking view! The view is well worth the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Great place for a run, there are entrances all along the way from Watertown all the way to Cambridge. It's a great place for a run, stroll, boat ride, and general people watching. Running: If you're looking for a long run, this is definitely where you want to go in Boston. You can get in over 16 miles if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We enjoyed a four miler from the Marlowe Hotel along the beautiful riverside - very runner friendly (as if Boston would be anything else) - views were spectacular and was especially nice to see the Boston skyline as it got dark

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