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Seaport District Harbor Walk

A waterfront walkway with parks, museums, public art, cafes and views
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.5 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Concerned that there are only five spots on this guide? It's a bit deceptive actually. With the museums and sightseeing opportunities ... more »

Tips:  Even on a hot summer day, the wind can whip up along the harbor and the Greenway. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket or windbreaker... more »

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Points of Interest

Boston’s infamous Big Dig construction project may be a distant memory, but the Rose Kennedy Greenway is a happy result of the years of work. It was named in honor of Kennedy family matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. The milelong ribbon of parks and green space runs from Atlantic Avenue to High Street, connecting the Wharf District parks to... More

If you have younger kids, then this is a must-do activity. The waterfront museum, which underwent an extensive renovation a few years ago, is one of the best children’s museums in the country. There is a fun, two-story climbing structure, several permanent exhibits and usually a special exhibit. A construction zone, a science playground and an... More

Don’t miss a visit to the stunning ICA, which sits overlooking the water. Even if it’s closed or you don’t have time to go inside, at least walk around the beautiful building, which reflects the scene outside. But you really should go in! The museum always has a fascinating special exhibit and it rotates the works in its permanent collection.
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This unpretentious spot is the perfect place to embrace the waterfront. Order a lobster roll, some peel-and-eat shrimp or steamers and settle down at a picnic table to enjoy.

The New England Aquarium offers more than 70 exhibits featuring animals from around the world. Without a doubt, crowd favorites are the African penguins, which you’ll see as soon as you enter; the northern fur seals outside in an open-air space; and the four-story ocean tank that you can walk around on a spiral walkway. There are touch tanks with ... More