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Nice walk

Nice walk along this esplanade, have to be careful of the other users of it to, but nice to see the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Free summer concerts and A rated performers.

The Esplanade comes alive in the spring, summer and fall with free concerts for families and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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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.
Storrow Drive, Boston, MA 02114
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+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice walk along this esplanade, have to be careful of the other users of it to, but nice to see the wildlife in the river

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nicolacowan87
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Esplanade comes alive in the spring, summer and fall with free concerts for families and couples, and the Fourth of July fireworks can easily be seen from this location. Bring your blanket and a picnic basket, and you are in for an old fashioned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kemurphy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live three blocks from the Esplanade and use it to commute. 12 months a year you get a great view of Boston, Cambridge and the Charles while getting some exercise. Take it east into the city and you can make your way to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RJD858
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Charles River Esplanade is great for running, walking, or just taking it in. Nicely laid out for a various run lengths.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbb0605
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walk along the rivers edge. Wide pathway for a stroll and joggers alike. Mind your step though as geese nesting and resting along the way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BCKC826
Reviewed 30 November 2018

I've spent countless hours walking along the Charles river during the time that I've lived in Boston. For those looking for a relaxing place to talk, clear your mind, or exercise there is no better place than the esplanade - especially during summer months. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bp_beru
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Nice view of the river, crowded if there is an event (mostly summer like July 4). Not certain about after dark security, ask around in advance unless you are with a group. The same goes for all along the river - it’s by no means...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeterD2327
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A lovely riverside walk along the Charles River. On a nice sunny day, this part of Boston is well worth spending some time for a flat relaxing walk or cycle ride.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harry B
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The path provides a nice leisurely walk along the river. Many people and activities going on. With the exception of road noise from the Sorrow, it is a great escape.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TP454
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We walked along here on our way to Harvard. It’s a beautiful area with so much greenery. Definitely nice to do while in Boston.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HayleyNZ87
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Wina C
29 June 2016|
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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
Mani T
29 March 2016|
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Response from jmcjaw2 | Reviewed this property |
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
Jennifer-ann V
1 July 2015|
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Response from Muralto60 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot give a specific answer because this is a very subjective question, which depends on what criteria are important for selecting the "best" spot. Typically the events at the hatch shell are extremely popular, drawing... More