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A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston Pops holds its annual summer concerts.
Storrow Drive, Boston, MA 02114
West End
+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked along here on our way to Harvard. It’s a beautiful area with so much greenery. Definitely nice to do while in Boston.

Thank HayleyNZ87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Winding path along the river where you can take your mind off the city while still being surrounded by it. They way watching the water lowers your blood pressure. I don't know if that is a fact, but I always enjoy being by the water.

Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous venue, always wanted to come down and very happy I finally did, right on the river amd very beautiful.

Thank Marah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stretches along the Boston side of the Charles River and comprises paths and green space with trees and views across the river to Cambridge. The paths are mixed use and bikes are supposed to give way ("yield" in the local parlance) to walkers but...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great to walk along although you are sharing it with cyclists and runners. Shame it is so close to the road but even with that it is a nice area to walk. Plan your walk as there are sizable gaps between place you can enter...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to spend either a sunny afternoon or late evening in watching the boats on the river or just people watching.

Thank Geoff-Dux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolute must do if you are in Boston for the 4th of July. We arrived an hour or so prior to sundown and found a great place on one side of a sidewalk for easy access in and out. It is extremely crowded but...More

Thank iliniorange
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to see the city and the river. Walked back from BU, after walking up the other side of the river to visit MIT. Very cool area and you can cross right back into the bottom of Beacon Hill

Thank Grantman66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent opportunity to see the Charles River and all the activities and events which happen on the river.

Thank JJ S
Reviewed September 8, 2018

I took teh 25$ river cruise from Cambridgeside Gallery, so you get to do teh mall and then teh cruise, a thorough river cruise with greta infomation on downtown city and Cambridge.MIt/Harvard. You must miss this, Better and cheaper option to teh silly duck Tours

Thank Sonali K
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Wina C
June 29, 2016|
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Response from benthere | Reviewed this property |
The prime seating area in front of the stage is open and there is no cover from the sun. There are trees around the perimeter and towards the back of the performance area. You would be sacrificing view for comfort, but I... More
Mani T
March 28, 2016|
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Response from jmcjaw2 | Reviewed this property |
Bostonians take the Fourth of July serious and have been known to show up as early as 4:00 a.m. since they banned overnight camping. I believe the City now attempts to regulate this at 6:00 a.m. There is limited space and... More
Jennifer-ann V
June 30, 2015|
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Response from Muralto60 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot give a specific answer because this is a very subjective question, which depends on what criteria are important for selecting the "best" spot. Typically the events at the hatch shell are extremely popular, drawing... More