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Address: Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
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US$26.79*
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New England Aquarium Admission
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US$67.99*
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Boston Dinner Cruise
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Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise

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A great walk and a way to see the city

The Boston waterfront is a great part of the city. If you travel to the Aquarium, there is a walkway that follows the water all the way to The World Trade Center. It's flat and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Wallingford CT
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Wallingford CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Boston waterfront is a great part of the city. If you travel to the Aquarium, there is a walkway that follows the water all the way to The World Trade Center. It's flat and right on the water. Beautiful hotels, boats, condominiums, parks, food, views of the city, something for all ages to see. Get some fresh air!

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every aspect of Boston is awesome. My story is simple...I ran out of money.As a Vietnam veteran I was given "3 hots and a cot" for 16 months! NESV is located at 16 Court Street in the Financial District. Many mornings I would walk down to the warf. One June morning I observed a man throwing a wristwatch against the... More 

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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Boston waterfront is one of those areas that is being upgraded , there is a nice walk along and through this area .. There are fantastic views across the bay , however be aware the day we visited it was very windy and I mean very .. Bring a jacket .. This also where boats leave to go whale... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along the Boston Watefront, in my opinion, is a must do activity. It's such a part of the history of Boston and it's very well laid out for a walking tour.

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Bondville, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love walking here Great feel nice restaurants around a lot of other attraction and a play park for the kids A walking distance from Faneull hal.l

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Halfmoon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boston waterfront is historic and pedestrian friendly. With the Aquarium, harbor cruises, Quincy Market and the Freedom Trail all ages are able to chose activities and interests for an enjoyable day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to walk around on a lovely day. So many things to see and do on the waterfront. Food nearby, boat trips nearby, shopping hearby and more historical things to see from the boat.

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

We had a good day looking the waterfront. Watching the boats sail away.The weather was great.Well worth a look about,not good if the weather is wet and windy.

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Olympia Fields, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking along the waterfront provides the opportunity to not only enjoy the waterfront scene but to also enjoy the variety of boats. The scene changes regularly as boats and ships move along and it is a magnificent sight. And, taking a water taxi is a fast way of getting around so enjoy!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I started at Quincy Market and walked down Atlantic Ave. that parallels the waterfront until we got to the Boston Tea Party ships. We peeked at the water a few times by getting off Atlantic and heading over to the water because Atlantic is a major street lined by big office buildings/hotels/etc. so you can't really see... More 

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Staying in Downtown

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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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