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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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Nice Day

We had some time to kill so we walked the waterfront and it was a 71 degree day in February. There was several sail boats in the water..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
StacyandRandy
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Central Maine
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Central Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some time to kill so we walked the waterfront and it was a 71 degree day in February. There was several sail boats in the water..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Th Big Dig-the largest public work in theUS ever-gave astonishing results. The elevated highway - US 93 - "disappeared - and the city reunited with the Waterfront. The result is actually impressive with a lot of trees, parks and restaurants. The view is fantastic and visitors may walk fro Downtown to the Waterfront and then visit the North End located... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I like to take the train in from Logan airport to the Waterfront on the North End of Boston. We like to eat at one of the nice seafood restaurants and visit the Aquarium and just stroll the waterfront.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Marriott Long Wharf and had this beautiful view each time I came in and out of the hotel. Breakfast facing the water was fabulous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The harbour walk is well signposted and gives a different perspective of the city. There is a free viewing deck at the Independence Wharf building - 14th floor. Just go inside and ask security. A nice way to walk to / from South Station and the North End or Faneuil Hall Market or the Aquarium.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking along the Boston waterfront gives you a different view of Boston. Whether it's Boston Harbor with all of it's various options of sightseeing, the New England Aquarium, the ICA, or just seeing the city's skyline behind you, there is something for everyone along the waterfront.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 17 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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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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