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70-Minute Charles River Sightseeing Cruise
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“both sides” (33 reviews)
“dirty water” (13 reviews)
“rowing teams” (10 reviews)
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Cambridge, MA
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"both sides"
in 33 reviews
"dirty water"
in 13 reviews
"rowing teams"
in 10 reviews
"boston skyline"
in 19 reviews
"storrow drive"
in 7 reviews
"boat ride"
in 9 reviews
"memorial drive"
in 19 reviews
"duck tour"
in 14 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 9 reviews
"people watching"
in 10 reviews
"beacon hill"
in 6 reviews
"harvard square"
in 7 reviews
"boats"
in 50 reviews
"regatta"
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"esplanade"
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"banks"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend fell in and got a leech. But the great news is it’s pretty clean now so she didn’t die of pollution. This river is a success story! Go Boston!!! Such pride. And such leeches. In olden days the leeches would’ve been used medicinally...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Royal Sonesta Hotel which overlooks the river. Walked directly from the hotel onto the walkway lots of activity on the river, canoes, duck tours etc. The walkway is a great place for joggers and cyclists and walkers although there is a...More

Thank Eastos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining when we saw the river and had a small cruise. It is nice to see the historical buildings on either banks and the blue waters of Charles river, clean like crystal flowing.

Thank Ashurastogi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As far as city rivers go this one is pretty good. A lot of options to take boats out. When uku have a choice take a hotel with riverview. Very nice. The bikepath is great.

Thank Maarten B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Crossing the river when its frozen with chilling cold. I appreciated the fact that near Boston the river is too broad :)

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Stop along Cambridge's Memorial Drive near MIT for a great photo op of the Charles River and Boston's skyline. You will likely also see many boats in the river. Parking is challenging but present.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

If you want to have a picnic or just hang out with friends, grab some food or snacks (hummus and carrots) and go to Charles River. In the day it is a beautiful place, at night I wouldn't visit so much but it is perfect...More

1  Thank Quinta V
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

A must do when visiting Boston/Cambridge is a leisurely walk, run or bike along the Charles! Plenty of trails, great for all ages and a perfect way to see the city skylines. In warmer weather grab a sailboat tour, riverboat tour or take out a...More

Thank sepowell1
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

It's iconic, inviting, it winds from Watertown (and places west) past the shrubs and Sycamores of Cambridge (London Planes, in fact), under the Harvard bridge and by the boat club and if you've made this far there's still the foot bridge, the Mass Avenue Bridge,...More

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

If you want to hike, the bridge or the river is a great place to have fun. The bridge has some history on how it was measured by a student from MIT.

Thank Krish C
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mahalakshmi2018
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Quinta V | Reviewed this property |
There is a train nearby called Saint Paul that can leave you at the airport. It is located crossing the street from the hotel. The mbta (train) closes at midnight.
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Rami K
September 30, 2016|
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i don't have the information
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June 5, 2016|
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Response from Yasser S | Reviewed this property |
U can order taxi because back bay is a little bit far it's not walkable
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