Boston has an expansive and scenic waterfront — the Boston Harborwalk trail stretches for an impressive 40 miles! With that long stretch there are a great many things to do on the Boston Waterfront. For a start it spans several different neighborhoods, including Charlestown, the North End, South Boston and Dorchester, this long trail is an integral part of the city’s efforts to keep Boston green.
If you’re up for sightseeing, we highly recommend the Boston Harbor Island tours. Hop on a ferry from Long Wharf and head to Georges Island or Spectacle Island. In total there are 12 Harbor Islands and you can spot everything from regional wildlife to old abandoned forts.
See the waterfront by land through Urban AdvenTours! Boston at night has never looked better than with their “Bikes at Night” tour. Prefer to bike in daylight and perhaps not do an official “tour”? Try the New Balance hubway bike share program!There are hubway bike locations at the waterfront including at the Lewis Wharf, the New England Aquarium, Rowes Wharf and Fan Pier.
Another fun thing to do on the Boston Waterfront is to check out the USS Constitution museum, which is housed at the Charlestown Navy Yard (Charlestown Navy Yard Building 22).The New England Aquarium (1 Central Wharf), one of the top aquariums in the country, is located on the waterfront and is definitely worth checking out. The acquarium currently has a Penguinology exhibit, which explores the secret world of penguins. The aquarium is perhaps most well-known for its shark and ray touch tank, which are enormous!
All of this exploring can make one hungry. Nosh at Emack & Bolios (100 City Square) one of the legendary Ice Cream shops in Boston ortreat yourself to a pastry treat at Mikes Pastry (300 Hanover Street), a small diversion from your waterfront adventures!