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HarborWalk
Holiday Travel Guide

HarborWalk showing a bay or harbour and a city

Discover the beaches, galleries, public art displays and restaurants on this pleasant pathway that travels around the Boston Harbor waterfront. 

Get a glimpse into the life of Boston’s waterside neighborhoods at the HarborWalk. This pedestrian footpath and bikeway meanders for 43 miles (69 kilometers) from the Neponset River to East Boston. It incorporates beaches, bridges, marinas, parks and piers as it passes through eight neighborhoods. Tour museums, join a boat cruise and hike nature trails on your next visit to Boston’s HarborWalk.

Choose from over 40 neighborhood parks, where you can enjoy picnics, play sports and participate in events such as concerts and farmers markets. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park has a prime setting between the water and the high-rise buildings of Downtown. Sunbathe on one of the seven beaches, including East Boston’s Constitution Beach and South Boston’s Carson Beach. Experience almost 400 years of military history at Fort Independence on Castle Island.

Sculptures by Dennis Oppenheim, Tony Smith and William G. Tucker, among other notable artists, are featured along the walkway. In East Boston, visit HarborArts, a sculpture park set inside a shipyard. Browse the exhibits at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Fire Museum and Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum are some of the other family-friendly activities.

Take a detour on the Freedom Trail to Charlestown, home of the USS Constitution Museum. Hiking and swimming opportunities await at the Boston Harbor Islands, reachable via passenger ferries from Long Wharf. Spot colorful sea life at the New England Aquarium.

When you need a break from sightseeing, select from dozens of bars, food trucks, grills and restaurants. Enjoy the chic ambiance of a coffeehouse or sip craft beer or cider at a beer garden.

Boston’s extensive network of public buses serves most areas of the HarborWalk. Register online to use the Hubway bike-sharing program and pedal your way around the neighborhood. Check the calendar on HarborWalk’s official website for a schedule of events, festivals and specialty guided tours.

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Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
3.5 out of 5
207 Porter St, Boston, MA
The price is €144 per night from 7 Jul to 7 Jul
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"We like the convenience of this hotel to airport, car rental and easy access to the city. The room is clean."

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Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
4 out of 5
60 School St, Boston, MA
The price is €156 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in Downtown Boston, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boston City Hall, Quincy Market and Boston Common. New England Aquarium and Boston ...
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Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston
4 out of 5
One Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA
The price is €162 per night from 8 Jul to 8 Jul
Located in Downtown Boston, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Boston Opera House and The Freedom Trail. Boston Common and Orpheum Theater are also within ...
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"Amazing hotel! Extremely safe feeling, especially for a woman who traveled alone! Perfect location! Easy walk to Boston commons and public garden. Right by the start to freedom trail. Good food everywhere! Hotel was very clean and staff very friendly. 10/10 would recommend!!"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2021

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The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston
4 out of 5
26 North St, Boston, MA
The price is €139 per night from 6 Jul to 6 Jul
The Bostonian Boston
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
4 out of 5
60 School St, Boston, MA
The price is €156 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston
4 out of 5
One Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA
The price is €162 per night from 8 Jul to 8 Jul
Hyatt Regency Boston
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
3.5 out of 5
207 Porter St, Boston, MA
The price is €144 per night from 7 Jul to 7 Jul
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
YOTEL Boston
YOTEL Boston
3.5 out of 5
65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA
The price is €139 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
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Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront
Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront
4.5 out of 5
3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA
The price is €164 per night from 30 Jun to 30 Jun
Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront
The Godfrey Hotel Boston
The Godfrey Hotel Boston
4 out of 5
505 Washington Street, Boston, MA
The price is €139 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
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citizenM Boston North Station
citizenM Boston North Station
4 out of 5
80-120 Causeway Street, Boston, MA
The price is €153 per night from 1 Jul to 1 Jul
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Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
The price is €191 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Boston Park Plaza
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