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Charles River Esplanade, Boston

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The Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts, is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin.
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  • Easy walk from our hotel (Marriott-Copley Place) and delightful spot to watch sailboats training, and rowers too. Great views of the city, and a dock with a n Adirondack chair to sit on and watch... 
    Easy walk from our hotel (Marriott-Copley Place) and delightful spot to watch sailboats training, and rowers too. Great views of the city, and a dock with a n Adirondack chair to sit on and watch...  more »
  • Perfect place to take a walk. Beautiful and peaceful. Nice river walk. Even on a very hot day, was pleasant enough with some areas offering shade 
    Perfect place to take a walk. Beautiful and peaceful. Nice river walk. Even on a very hot day, was pleasant enough with some areas offering shade  more »
  • What a fun evening! I have washed the Boston Pops 4th of July Spectacular my entire life. It was a must-see since I was visiting Boston for the 4th of July weekend. It was so much easier than I... 
    What a fun evening! I have washed the Boston Pops 4th of July Spectacular my entire life. It was a must-see since I was visiting Boston for the 4th of July weekend. It was so much easier than I...  more »
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  • A good place to have a picnic, walk or walk with your pet! There you have a fantastic view of the city and you could see the boats. We went here on July 4th to see the celebration and firework and was so beautiful! You have to arrive early if you want to take a good place to stay! The gate opens at 12:00 , the show started at 6pm and the fireworks 10:30. They sell drinks, foods and ice cream over there but usually there is a very long queue. I recommend!
  • This is a great place for a leisurely stroll post afternoon lunch. The place was calm and quiet when we visited and it was very relaxing. . There is a well maintained trail that runs along the river. We also spotted few birds. Although this place is located close to the heart of the city, once you are inside, you feel as if you are completely insulated from all the hustle and bustle outside. Car parking could be a problem. If you are lucky, you could get a parking spot on the streets nearby.
  • Very relaxing spot, especially on a hot sunny day! A nice picnic spot with friends, or a jogging/bike trail. The river had a nice breeze, and you can get lots of drinks and food closeby downtown.
  • Favorite place to bike ride in the city! Gorgeous views all around, and somehow despite being right off Storrow, you feel completely snug in a nature oasis. No better feeling than seeing the esplanade alive on the first nice day of spring! A must visit when you come to the city!
  • Nice place for a walk and to catch views of the river and the other side of the city. Plenty of places to chill. Nice children's play area too. Parking and ride share situation is a bit challenging here.

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