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Waterfront, Boston

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Favored by both locals and visitors, Boston's Waterfront neighborhood is dotted with shops, street vendors, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Stroll along Boston Harborwalk's piers to enjoy the sea breeze and watch ships heading in and out of the harbor. Take a boat tour around the harbor (whale-watching tours are available, too), admire the views, and learn about Boston's maritime history. The airport is on across the harbor, making this a perfect place for plane spotting. Windy days on the waterfront can be chilly, so bring a sweater. Arrange to visit Waterfront and other attractions in Boston using our Boston trip builder.
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  • My son and I walked through the Common to the waterfront. It was a lovely day. Everyone was walking through the Common and it was filled with dogs and people playing music. The waterfront is wonderful...  more »
  • 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..  more »
  • 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 wi...  more »