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Waterfront

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Address: Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
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Nice place to walk around

Waterfront is a nice downtown area to walk around. You are near a lot of tourist attractions too which is nice.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sterling, Virginia
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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Waterfront is a nice downtown area to walk around. You are near a lot of tourist attractions too which is nice.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are at waterfront, you can make great Pictures from the Skyline of Boston. There are also Restaurants and Pubs near to.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waterfront area is great for seafood restaurants. Busy at night, so make your reservations. A lot of construction in the area

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice area to walk around. There are restaurants and shops to spend time. A good place to be when it is sunny and at least little warm.

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MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical sites alongside modern amenities. Great walking area, lots of cafes, next to the subway. Can get very crowded, you'll have to be patient in the lines

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is amazing , to realize the business that took place on these docks, the ships in the harbor the amount of people and goods that came into this country. The history is fabulous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Talk about a magnificent view. We took the ferry to the USS Constitution and truly enjoyed ourselves on the short ride there. Beautiful sight even in the winter.

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Jersey Shore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Central Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 with a lot of trees, parks and restaurants. The view is fantastic and visitors may walk fro Downtown to the Waterfront and then visit the North End located... More 

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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