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Waterfront, Boston

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#4 of 21 in Neighborhoods in Massachusetts
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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  • August 14, 2017
    The waterfront was beautiful place to hang out and grab a few beeeers and walk around. Lucky enough to catch a cheap sunset cruise with more beeer  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Stroll along the waterside and see the luxury yaughts, scooners. Lots of activity and lots of fishing. Very pleasant to just chill oiut.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Super clean marina. Lots of great views. Hang out at the park or sit by the water and watch the boats come in.  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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