Boston Harbor has always played an important role in the development, history, and culture of the city. Today, the waterfront continues its active and vital role in shaping the fabric of Boston's contemporary cultural life. It's a choice destination for visitors and locals alike, year-round, but especially in the warmer months.
The Boston HarborWalk, a continuous public walkway along the water's edge, connects the city's neighborhoods by linking recreational, cultural, and historical attractions, as well as access to public transit, including water transportation. Stroll the harbor side, meandering among pocket parks, public art, restaurants, and cafes - all sharing amazing vistas. Take a small detour and board a harbor cruise, whale watch, schooner sail, or entertainment cruise. Another awesome aquatic experience awaits you at the New England Aquarium on Central Wharf.
Top Activities on the Waterfront
Where to Eat on the Waterfront
Where to Stay on the Waterfront
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