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Fan Pier

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Address: 22 Liberty Dr, Boston, MA 02210-1234
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Fan Pier is located within the heavily congested Seaport District. It offers fine views of the Harbor and Downtown, and the park behind the Federal Courthouse is a nice place to... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Mark P
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977 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Fan Pier is located within the heavily congested Seaport District. It offers fine views of the Harbor and Downtown, and the park behind the Federal Courthouse is a nice place to sit in good weather.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable how this part of Boston has been and is still growing. A few years ago huge parking grounds with the Court House and The Institute of Contemporary Art lonely Buildings... And now - a breathtaking part of Boston with new a scenic view, new Buildings, parks, walkways, piers, and good restaurants A MUST when in Boston. (Silverline to Court... More 

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1 Thank SusiHoch
Red Hook, NY
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116 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We decided to walk around town, and ended up at the Waterfront, and Fan Pier. You're at the edge of town, on the bay, and looking at the airport. Thousands of vessels and people. There must be 6 giant buildings going up here for condos. this was a very interesting walk.

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1 Thank John G
Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Nice short walk. It was very quiet on a Sunday night. There's a fire pit along the walkway. You can hear the planes roar taking off from the horizon.

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1 Thank Sam J
Singapore River, Singapore
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54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I walked along the waterside without any help of GPS. It was pretty easy and most importantly, beautiful! It was quiet, I hardly saw any other passerby. Awesome views of Boston skylines, or simply boats... I sat down by the water and just watched the therapeutic movement of the water and boats. Nobody would disturb you!

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1 Thank susis123
Syracuse, New York, United States
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133 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Great views of the city skyline at night. Perfect for a walk with the family, friends, or a significant other anytime of year. At night, the view of the city as well as the planes taking off from Logan is fantastic. Very peaceful setting nestled in the bustle of a big city. Several great restaurants nearby. This is a must... More 

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2 Thank Rich Z
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

I am surprised that this spot has not scored higher in TripAdvisor. I can safely say that this is THE spot for sunset photography of Boston skyline - because of the geography, the sun sets right behind the buildings from this spot, and emanates great colour without blowing off the the photo. It is slightly tricky to get to via... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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212 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

I always wondered where was the best spot to get a good vantage point of the city. A bit out of the way since I think the closest T stop is south station and then you have to cross the bridge on Congress Ave, but convenient if you are already heading to the Boston Children's museum. It is so much... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

right after sunset the view of the skyline and the harbor is so, so spectacular that I really think that Boston is so underrated in terms of international tourism. The best place of Boston in terms of combination of human works and nature

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Trento, Italy
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70 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you like taking citiscapes, this will probably be your favorite spot in Boston! Just a suggestion: if you want to take awesome pics, the light looks perfect around twilight there.

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Staying in Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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