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A nature reservation covering 950 acres along both sides of the Charles River offers bicycle and jogging paths, 12 tennis courts, six swimming pools and the popular Hatch Memorial Shell with live concerts.
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Reviewed yesterday

Always worth a stroll, whether on the Boston or Cambridge side. Fun to see the crew competitions on the river or just rent a kayak and go out for yourself and enjoy the views.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lorry04
Reviewed 6 days ago

Charles River is one of the most scenic urban waterways. It sits between the cities of Boston and Cambridge. There are pedestrian paths, running paths, bike paths along both sides. The Hatch Shell hosts many free concerts. There are many boat houses along the river...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TraveltheWorld02140
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant place. Lots of peaple jogging there or walking. Interesting views to the city of Boston and Cambridge

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a cruise with a group of friend on the Charles Riverboat cruise good value for the price. Captain and crew very friendly

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank charles b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some huckster was standing out here saying if I take a dip in the river here I could become closer to Christ, as this water is the river of life. I dove in and I ended up getting a urinary tract infection in stead. This...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BuggyBPG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to walk alongside, away from Boston’s heavily congested roads. For those with ‘sea legs’ there were often canoeists, rowers, and sailors out on the Charles looking like they were having great fun. The popular Duck Boats also make good use of the waterway.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Shrimpysmiles
Reviewed 2 September 2019

I have been to Boston several times, and always wanted to run the path down this river - but just had my first chance this week! Absolutely beautiful path for a morning or afternoon run down length of the river when you are traveling on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank rchic2016
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Lots of sailboats in the setting sun. MIT students on their pier learning to swivel their hips. A beautiful night near the Charles.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Yummmmmmmm0314
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

I visited it both at day and night and I was taken by its tranquility that includes a lit of historical stories.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 854suzs
Reviewed 2 August 2019

I had been in Boston for several times, but it was first time we stayed in Cambridge and had a wonderful view of Charles River. Then, had chance to walk around it, it is gorgeous, relaxing and really cool to watch people; canoeing, rowing, walking...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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mahalakshmi2018
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Response from Quinta V | Reviewed this property |
There is a train nearby called Saint Paul that can leave you at the airport. It is located crossing the street from the hotel. The mbta (train) closes at midnight.
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Response from YasserS296 | Reviewed this property |
U can order taxi because back bay is a little bit far it's not walkable
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