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Best things to do in Waterfront, Boston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
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“Giant ocean tank with over 2,000 animals A giant glass tank spiraled by a multilevel walkway is the main draw at this waterfront attraction. ”
107 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Doesn’t take reservations; it’s around the corner from the studio so you can easily add your name to the list. Fresh seafood with nice ambience & vibes”
29 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Take in a whale watching cruise! Cruises are around 3 hours long and leave every hour. Special family rate available during the week. ”
27 locals recommend
Hotel
“I like views of the city and this bar is the best! It's also free to get in so take advantage if you can.”
14 locals recommend
Public Art
“Turn right on Hanover or left on Salem and keep walking until you get to the stoplight. Cross the road and you have hit the Greenway. If you turn left on it, you can follow it down the city. It's a little slice of greenery in the city that is lovely for a walk, to sit and swing, sunbathe, have a picnic, or just people watch. ”
19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Amazing lobster roll in the heart of Boston with outside seating you can walk there from Aquarium Station or South station”
13 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Best way to get a the download on Boston. You'll get all the fun facts, splashed with some water, and quite the character as you tour guide. These never get old for me!”
4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Legal Seafoods next to the aquarium. If you are headed to the aquarium this is a good spot to have lunch as you will probably be hungry for fish. A little pricey. ”
6 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Classic, neighborhood tavern featuring hearty Irish cuisine, ales & live music in a comfy setting. Music every night of the week!”
4 locals recommend
Laundry Service
“The downtown Waterfront is a series of walkway-lined wharves on Boston Harbor with marinas, seafood spots and hotels. Rose Kennedy Greenway, running parallel, is a string of parks with a carousel, fountains, public art and food trucks. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park offers harbor views. Families and tourists embark on sightseeing cruises or head to the New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theatre and giant ocean tank.”
8 locals recommend
Piano Bar
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“Lively bar with a party vibe featuring dueling piano shows & novelty bucket drinks. People dancing on stage, scorpion buckets, and jello shots.”
6 locals recommend
Route
“Visit the New England Aquarium or take a cruise on the water. Popular spot at night for food and drinks. ”
6 locals recommend
Travel Agency
1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“American contemporary cuisine by James Beard award winning chef, Jody Adams. $$”
6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“My personal favorite restaurant in the city. An Italian seafood restaurant and this location is set right on the water. Also have a north end location.”
3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“great spot in summer- happy hour or later - lots of young professionals after work and fun crowd - on backside of Marriott Long Wharf”
4 locals recommend