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Address: Cambridge, MA
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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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$19*
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One Hour Charles River Sightseeing Cruise
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$29*
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90 Minute Architecture Cruise on the Charles River
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$40*
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Boston Duck Tour

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A relaxing finish to a stressful day

It was interesting to learn the history of Boston on the cruise down the river. Never realized one could learn so much about this amazing city on a boat. The crew was friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sandy O
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Putnam, Connecticut
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Putnam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was interesting to learn the history of Boston on the cruise down the river. Never realized one could learn so much about this amazing city on a boat. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable about the history. On the way back down the river, sit back, close your eyes and relax

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids were not thrilled with the walk. We thought this was a lovely view of the city. Once you criss the river from Cambridge there is so much to see.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Charles is the 'dirty water' that flows through Eastern Massachusetts. For me it is the border between Cambridge and Boston. You can' t swim in it, drink it or wash with it but you can stroll around it, boat on it, photograph it, and throw things in it. Actually the littering part has slowly dwindled as folks are becoming... More 

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved watching the rowing teams practice. Wonderful walking/running trail on either side of this river. Nice playgrounds for kids of all ages on both sides as well.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can see the Charles river from many locations in Boston and even go into the river if you take a duck tour.

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Launceston Tas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative cruse and relaxing nice for some weary travellers ,this was a good opportunity to see Boston and Cambridge from another view . Wish i had time to do the sunset cruise. In my opinion thus was also value for money

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous views of the river from many different locations along the river. Great for photos, walking, running, seeing Boston!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Charles river is a pretty river and you can drive along both banks. We made a point of this and crossed a few of the bridges to get all the different views. The bridges in the Cambridge area are the prettiest and it is nice to see the rowers working out too.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was located near the Charles River and we had a lovely view of it from our room. There is a beautiful walk along the river where many jog and walk. The river appears very clean and it was packed with boats for the 4th of July fireworks in Boston as they are set off from the Charles River.... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a somewhat scenic area with a path to walk or run. There are many parks along the way to sit and relax or just be part of nature.

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