Charles River Esplanade

Charles River Esplanade, Boston: Address, Phone Number, Charles River Esplanade Reviews: 4.5/5

Charles River Esplanade
4.5
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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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Neighbourhood: West End
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  • Science Park • 1 min walk
  • North Station • 7 min walk
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EcoBean
Kennington, UK234 contributions
Apr. 2022
Very easy access to walk along the Charles River, away from the cars and hustle and bustle of the city. Plenty of sculptures and art work to enjoy en route. Thoroughly recommend.
Written 23 May 2022
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TanyaOkemos
19 contributions
Apr. 2022
Beautiful views of the river and the park itself. Can take different paths. The paths are shared by walkers, runners and bikes.
Written 17 April 2022
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,658 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Friends
This relaxing river esplanade is a calming area to enjoy the natural sites. Home to the Hatch Shell where the Boston Pops performances are held in the summer months, it is also a great location to have a picnic.
Written 29 March 2022
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Michael K
741 contributions
Oct. 2021
This is a very picturesque place along the Charles river. The inner waterway is calm and has nice reflections. Charles River itself is swarmed with sailboats silhouetted against the Cambridge skyline. The Hatch Memorial Shell near the north end of the esplanade is interesting too.
Written 19 October 2021
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Carmelo G
7 contributions
Jul. 2021
Very nice and scenic. Nice to walk and talk. Had a great time strolling by the river and getting another perspective of Boston.
Written 22 August 2021
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gabriella glady
Indonesia320 contributions
Mar. 2021
one of my favorite places to go. Do a little walk, run, or just enjoy nature. Such a great spot to relax! highly recommended place to go.
Written 27 July 2021
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,658 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
The esplanade attracts anyone looking to take a stroll whether you are a runner, cyclist or walker. This public park is a perfect place to also catch some rays. Along the way there are park benches that you can seek shade if it gets too hot and check out the local scenery.
Written 14 June 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,553 contributions
May 2021
This is a beautiful place to go for a walk or have a picnic, especially in spring when all the trees are in bloom. In addition to walking along the river, there is a kid’s playground, a place to rent boats and a rather beautiful concert hall. As we were walking, we saw a number of geese with goslings and a swan on a nest of eggs.
Written 23 May 2021
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Kathleen R
Midlothian, Virginia, United States95 contributions
Apr. 2021
My daughter & I were visiting BU and really enjoyed the Esplanade. Walking along it, we got great views of the river, Cambridge and the BU campus. It was easy exit an find out lodgings. Plenty of benches and trash cans. Very chilly in April.
Written 26 April 2021
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Jack
2 contributions
Mar. 2021
To get the full experience be sure to enjoy the green, and I of course mean that in the fullest sense of the word.
Written 29 March 2021
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