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Waterfront, Boston

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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To stay close to where most of Boston's tourist action is, book a room at one of the many hotels located downtown, near the center of the city and state governments, businesses, and shopping. For a more affordable option, consider a budget-friendly boutique hotel or small bed and breakfast in one of the city's diverse residential neighborhoods. If you plan to stay longer and need a real home away from home, explore Boston's short-term rental options, which include private villas, waterfront lofts, and luxury apartments scattered across the city's historical districts.
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  • An all-round Terrible experience Would absolutely not advise the tour neither the tour operator And will personally never use it again. Service received was a very low-quality altogether. PRETOUR:Tour...  more »
  • Always amazing to see how the skyline is changing. The water views and boats are always a great, relaxing place to visit.  more »
  • BOston has been improving the waterfront since the 1980s and it offers lots of close-up walks along the water. Also, since the harbor has been cleaned-up enormously, boat rides are very enjoyable. If ...  more »