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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.
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Storrow Drive, Boston, MA 02114
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+1 617-635-4505
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All reviews boston pops storrow drive great place to run july fireworks free concerts pops concert bike ride fourth of july nice walk both sides boston skyline green space beautiful area people watch beacon hill hatch cambridge
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This three mile park hugs the Charles River and extends to the Boston University Bridge. It is great to have a leisurely walk through this lovely scenery particularly on a warm day.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful walkways, brigdes and greens next to the River Charles. In October the colors of fall really showed off. Amazing and highly recommended. Because of several bridges, you can make the walk "as long as you like".

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tranquil and lots of activity on the river at all times. Sailing and rowing. Riverside walks very nice.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Charles River Cruise is a great value! there is plenty of seating, a potty...and you can walk the boat for your own pictures! they sell snacks, drinks (including beer) and truly tells a great story of the river and its neighbors, Our tour guide...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was blessed to be here during the Head of the Charles crew event. It was neat seeing all of the boats on the water and it a wonderful place to walk or run. I would definately recommend a stroll here if the weather is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Americanflygirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for walks and bike rides. Not sure whether it would be so good for cycling in the summer as it may be busy, but it was perfect for us in early October.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anna C
Reviewed 8 October 2019

Somewhat away from the hustle and bustle of the City, the Esplanade and walkway along the Charles River, is a great place for a walk or jog or cycle. There are many opportunities to admire the skyline of Boston and Cambridge. Much of the path...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 October 2019

Really amazing place. You can see the river and the skyline of the city of Boston. Really great area for walking or jogging

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed 23 September 2019

I am a bit of a nervous biker, yet I dd great with a very crowded Esplanade! My friend took me from Cambridge down to the river and we rode down then back up the Esplanade for a few miles. It was so great to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours strolling here on a recent evening. There are beautiful vistas of Boston, Cambridge (especially MIT) and the river with its boats, crew shells, and kayaks. Benches abound and there are many shady areas. There are a limited number of public...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from TVHOST | Reviewed this property |
I sadly have no idea- Happy Fourth!
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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
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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