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Waterfront

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Address: Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
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US$26.95*
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New England Aquarium Admission
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The waterfront is forever changing, there's a lot of building going on in the area. New restaurants, Hotels and Shopping.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The waterfront is forever changing, there's a lot of building going on in the area. New restaurants, Hotels and Shopping.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there you can find peace and quietness. it is also close to the aquarium. so you can arrange to visit the 2 place in one day. very lovely place to spend sometime with family or friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From tall ships to speed boats, you can check out just about any kind of water craft possible. Great way to spend up to an entire day.

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Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally, I like see, beaches, seafronts etc. so Boston waterfront was must visit for me. It's really very nice place, relaxing and you can enjoy nice views. Enjoy.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the waterfront and watching the ferries come and go full of tourists like us and professionals going to and from work and home in Boston. The harbor is very active. There are gardens nearby for sitting if the weather is not too brisk. It was windy the day we were there or we might have enjoyed this longer.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the opportunity to walk back to our liner at the terminal by the waterfront. There are some old wharves but the rest is modern and not particularly inspiring to look at. Busy streets too.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Nice winter day . just above freezing but the air was crisp the view across the harbour excelent. locals all very friendly. the pavements all clear of any litter. You felt safe to walk.

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sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to simply walk around, well laid out and kept clean...some parts are busy others quiet and peaceful..just watching the boats sail in and out....a few coffee shops but not many..mostly restaurants...very nice walk around in the morning..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Diego. L.A. San Francisco. Portland, Oregon. Seattle. Chicago. Duluth. Key West. Miami. Charleston. Baltimore. Manhattan. Newport, Rhode Island. Portland, Maine. I've walked all these American waterfronts and more, in various seasons, and nothing beats the Boston waterfront year-round. An ever-changing eyeful. An easy retreat from the crowds when you want one. Lots of great restaurants and attractions (e.g., the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sat here for quiet a while just watching boats come and go, fishing and the naval boats are also docked here pretty cool to see up close. Great place to just relax and reflect on life or whatever is on your mind.

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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.
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