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Charles River

River and Park
Beacon Hill, Boston
  • Barbara S.
    "The esplanade is the perfect spot for a run or walk."(3 Tips)
    Wayne M.
    "codzilla or the duck tour for the best ways to enjoy Boston"(2 Tips)
    Sanjiv K.
    "Get the best view of Boston skyline from here"(2 Tips)
    Carl G.
    "Lovely relaxing walks with great views of the city."(11 Tips)
59 Tips and reviews
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  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperAugust 23
    Best view of the Boston skyline!!! Was on the duck tour, but there were many kayaks and private boats going around... so peaceful and wonderful when the weather is nice!!!
  • Cecilia E.
    Cecilia EspinozaSeptember 15, 2013
    Even if you have been living in Boston/Cambridge all your life you should do the riverboat tour. Great views and you learn a lot about the city.
  • Pepsi
    PepsiJuly 2, 2011
    Whether you're sailing on the river or admiring the view from the Esplanade, this is the a great place to celebrate summer.
  • Topo Athletic
    Topo AthleticAugust 5, 2013
    Run a few extra miles and join us. We are having a launch event at CitySports on Wednesday at 6pm. Try us on, run with us, become part of us. Here are details:
  • Force Factor
    Force FactorJanuary 10, 2012
    Rowing is an awesome full-body workout! Force Factor was founded by former Harvard University rowers who got are familiar with the Charles River.
  • Jack L.
    Neat little hole-in-the-wall French restaurant, "The Hungry I", on Charles Street in Beacon Hill. Quaint outside patio for al fresco.
  • A S.
    A SJuly 23, 2015
    Take a cruise, sail a boat, kayak.. do something at least once, for this beautiful view :)
  • JNET
    JNETMarch 23, 2015
    Rent a canoe or kayak if you want to enjoy the water. Quieter up by Newton. :)
  • Jatu P.
    Jatu PrakitsriJuly 11, 2013
    Nice and relaxing. A great place to walk and jog in the day time.
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DeCostaJune 23, 2013
    Always sit on one of the docks. Whether to lounge in the sun or watch people fall off of their sail boats.
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara Smith2 weeks ago
    The esplanade is the perfect spot for a run or walk. Gets pretty crowded on nice days.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BergusAugust 21, 2016
    It's a river, all right. The Esplanade on the Boston side is well shaded.
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AJuly 29, 2015
    View is pretty nice! Relax and take in the vibe of beantown!
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SmartOctober 7, 2016
    Find out when sunset is, turn on a podcast, kickback and enjoy
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikMay 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Be a lazy sea lion and hang out on one of the docks.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    Lovely relaxing walks with great views of the city.
  • Beth C.
    Beth ColemanNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    It's a great place for a walk or run with your dog!
  • Reed C.
    Reed CochranAugust 26, 2011
    A river that always reflects the exact mood you happen to be in.
  • Wayne M.
    Wayne McGuiganJanuary 8, 2013
    Get on the codzilla or the duck tour for the best ways to enjoy Boston
  • Shane T.
    Shane TrístanAugust 18, 2014
    Beautiful view of the river Charles.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HollandNovember 21, 2011
    do NOT swim in this. but DO check out all the birds and runners and dogs.
  • UrbanAmp
    UrbanAmpAugust 16, 2011
    Go kayaking on the Charles, might we suggest a burger from The Paramount for the ride!
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AndoApril 8, 2013
    Run intervals and get a great view of the city!
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielMarch 1, 2016
    Really relaxing to walk by ;)
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱February 8, 2016
    Nice place for a relaxing walk.
  • Al S.
    Al SJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love that muddy water...but do NOT swim here.
  • Amber F.
    Amber FernaldApril 11, 2016
    Great place in the summer
  • Sarah N.
    String up a hammock next to the water and relax!
  • Julie H.
    Julie HallAugust 12, 2014
    Morning commute
  • Drew B.
    Drew BuerhausJuly 3, 2013
    Wet, and large, and has the name Charles.
  • Sanjiv K.
    Sanjiv KaushikJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the best view of Boston skyline from here
  • Charles C.
    Charles CherneyNovember 16, 2014
  • Lorena Y.
    Lorena Yépiz PonceJuly 14, 2013
    Charles River
  • Jon M.
    Jon MastersMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely place to relax
  • Tim C.
    Tim CigelskeJuly 22, 2015
    Enjoy the view
  • Jason W.
    Jason WinmillJuly 29, 2013
    The Best of Boston.
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KozlovSeptember 11, 2013
    awesome place to chill
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauJune 3, 2015
    Watch people capsize their boats
  • Erwin C.
    Erwin ChukApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a Fit-Trail fitness course with exercise stations.
  • Mus D.
    Mus DJuly 15, 2013
    Loads of fun!
  • Kleber S.
    Kleber SouzaAugust 4, 2012
    Great place!
  • Olexy S.
    Olexy SadovySeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    oh the river
  • endah a.
    endah agustinaMarch 20, 2012
    great place for inspiration,,
  • Mus D.
    Mus DJuly 5, 2013
    Fun times!
  • Eric O.
    Eric OOctober 31, 2012
    Quack at passing Duck Boats.
  • Far T.
    Far TedSeptember 17, 2011
    Catch it on a sunny day!
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaApril 11, 2015
    Nice view, kind of clean
  • Kira M.
    Kira MaixnerMarch 3, 2015
    Can you imagine checking out the gorgeous Charles River while on a canoe or sailboat? Don't imagine it, do it! GetMyBoat will get you on the water quicker than a Tom Brady pass! Read more
    Downvoted Aug 31
  • Su N.
    Su NamiarttSeptember 3, 2011
    Swim at your own risk.
  • Will U.
    Will UngJuly 1, 2013
    Don't drink.
  • Erick A.
    Erick AAugust 21, 2011
    Go to the bike path
  • Alex M.
    Alex MMJuly 17, 2011
    Don't drink the water
  • Steve A.
    Steve AnJuly 29, 2011
    Look out for da suspicious mayor
  • Hèlios d.
    Hèlios del FresnoSeptember 9, 2014
  • Marina D.
    Marina DarosJanuary 11, 2016
    Ótimo parque em volta do rio para picnicks e tudo mais
  • Olcay O.
    Açık havada yürüyüş ve bisiklet
  • Gina C.
    Gina ChaconSeptember 23, 2016
    Hermosas vistas de la ciudad de Boston.
  • RoGeR
    RoGeRMay 24, 2014
    Bonito lugar para relajarse
  • Alex C.
    Apenas navegar....
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