Exploring the Boston Waterfront

Exploring the Waterfront during your Boston trip provides plenty of fun for visitors. If you’re planning to be in the Boston area, a trip to the waterfront might be the perfect way to spend your day. From kayaking to sailing, come for fun, come for great events. Boston’s Waterfront is the perfect place to eat, splash, shop, and learn in Boston!

Boston Harbor Walk

Boston Harbor walk

The Boston HarborWalk stretches from Winthrop all the way to Milton along Boston Harbor’s nearly fifty miles of waterfront. It links hundreds of museums, restaurants, parks, stores, hotels and more. Give yourself a self guided tour and enjoy the Harborwalk like never before. Downloading the MP3 audio walking tour to your personal MP3 player, start the tour at Christopher Columbus Park, and listen to local characters guide you along the wharves of Boston Harbor. Learn about everything from shipwrecks to lobster rolls -all from the comfort of your own MP3!


Classic Harbor Line Boston

Boston Classic Harbor Line

Classic Harbor Line dedicates to providing the luxurious and hospitable sailing experience in Boston, escorting visitors on a breathtaking excursion aboard the most elegant sailing vessel in Boston Harbor: Schooner Adirondack III. Boston’s rich maritime history is best viewed from the water.  While out on the water on Bostons best boat tour, you will be treated to skyline view and Boston Harbor that cannot be captured any other way. This is the best way to go sightseeing in Boston! Sailing on the Adirondack III provides a new perspective on the city of Boston for the first time visitor and the seasoned local alike!


Charles River Canoe and Kayak

Charles River Kayaking

Charles River Recreation provides unique outdoor recreational opportunities in the Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area. Head downstream and you’ll encounter local colleges (Harvard, M.I.T., and B.U.) and eventually the Esplanade (a great picnic spot!) and the unforgettable Boston skyline. This nine-mile stretch of river has no current, allowing painless round trips. Renters can also enjoy one-way trips to or from the Cambridge location in Kendall Square — a unique way to see the city! Learn more about our Boston Location in Allston/Brighton.


Charles Riverboat Company

Charles River Boat

Since its creation in 1990, the Charles Riverboat Company has offered guests the chance to experience the sights of Boston from the best vantage point in the city, while highlighting Boston’s rich maritime history. On the Boston side of the river, you’ll see Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and more. You’ll also see Cambridge, MIT, and Harvard And on the north side of the river. Chick here to learn more!


My Boston Impression: A Dizzying Mix of Youth and Tradition


Being a closet history geek, I have always wanted to visit Boston. 

Back Bay, Boston Public Library, and Copley Square

Okay, okay, to be honest, years of watching Cheers on television is the real reason that I have always wanted to visit Boston.  But let’s not judge me and my great taste in late 80’s, early 90’s television shows.  Let’s focus on the amazing city itself.

I have always wanted to visit Boston, however, the lure of the beaches in California, the money vacuum of the poker tables in Las Vegas, and the life insurance payoffs in the slopes of Utah and Colorado have always taken up my travel time.  Luckily for me, a new business venture afforded me the opportunity to experience one of the most amazing cities that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting.

What impressed me the most about Boston was not the history that permeates throughout the city, but the energy that radiated from its people.  You see, the city is a dizzying mix of youth and tradition, technology and grit, and promise and promised.  It is the encapsulation of the America’s past and future.

Part of the energy comes from the students who are enrolled at the more than 80 colleges and universities in the Boston area.  Yes, you read that right more than 80.  To put that in perspective, there are probably more educational institutions in Boston than there are Starbucks (side note for those of you who are unfortunate enough to be using this blog entry to write an essay/paper on Boston, this may or may not be factual, it’s called exaggerating).


To call this a college town, of course, would be doing it a great disservice.  It would belie the amazing food and shopping that is available in the city.  As evidence of the amazing food to be had in Boston, I present my two week long diet that I had to endure after my visit to Boston.  I have not had seafood that fresh and amazing since my vacation in Vietnam.

I had a great time in Boston and have already planned a return trip (by plan, I mean I have bought bigger sized pants.)


-submitted by Hoang H, a business traveler.


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