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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.
Cambridge, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What is there to say? A beautiful, historic river with lots of lovely bridges, magnificent boathouses. Hosts one of the most, if not the most, important regatta in the world each fall.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leah v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy trails to follow, good for walkers (not the waking dead variety) and cyclists. Rowing is popular from 6am to 9am, lots of other boating going on too. Great views from the Northside to downtown.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank j0hnmac1314
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The Charles River has delightful paved paths, for walking, running, or biking. They are easy to navigate and offer beautiful views of all of the boat traffic on the Charles. Get out and enjoy!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 970alexanderp
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We love our time on the Charles, whether he runs it or we stroll, it is always amazing. Boston has so many places to just take it all in and this is certainly one of our favs!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dillons1203
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

A series of small parks connected with paved well lit paths line the River on the Cambridge side with a spectacular view of the Boston Skyline as a backdrop. The parks were clean well maintained and despite it being early in the morning I never...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom0874
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Long walk on the banks of Charles is a great experience.the skyline of Boston is awesome from Cambridge side.one can a the best view of world famous MIT while walking.this is one of the best walks along the river I have made .allot best quality...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sundaram R
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I was in Cambridge for a business meeting and was fortunate enough to be able to run the Charles River prior to the meeting. Even though it was an early fall day, at 6:30 there were many runners walkers and bikers on the path by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nomad0921
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to walk along and visit. Very picturesque and a nice place to stroll while visiting Boston.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HayleyNZ87
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

serene view and set up is so mesmerizing that your trip can not be completed without walking by the river Charles! By the MIT and towards Science museum, the walk is amazing!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sanjay4
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Went for the 4th of July show-it was wonderful! The friendliest city I ever visited. People are so kind and helpful. It was very hot, would like to visit again when it isn't 100 degrees outside!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert W
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10 May 2018|
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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 christiang423 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i don't have the information
6 June 2016|
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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