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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. Put Waterfront on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Boston route maker .
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  • We have walked the waterfront in warmer weather but this time it was very cold and snowy but beautiful nonetheless. They have done a nice job making this area accessible for everyone. The views of the...  more »
  • It's so nice to be able to walk for miles along the waterfront in Boston. I'm very impressed of this project and wish more cities by the water would do the same. After a day downtown, stroll over the ...  more »
  • The waterfront area is an excellent place to walk in fair weather, great views over the harbor and plenty of places to eat along the way. I certainly recommend walking along the waterfront area rather...  more »

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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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