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Hanging by the Harbor: Things to do on the Waterfront

October 2, 2020 | The Sudbury
Hanging by the Harbor: Things to do on the Waterfront

A cool New England breeze, docked boats, historical landmarks, and seafood delights can all be found on the Boston waterfront. Experience the many cool hues of blue on a visit to the historical Boston Harbor. A popular destination for locals and tourists alike, you can find people strolling along the walkway paths all year round.

The Boston waterfront is conveniently located less than a mile (0.7 miles, to be exact) from The Sudbury. If driving, it’s a quick 4-minute shoot down the street; if walking, it’s a brisk 15-minute stroll, ideal for an afternoon walk with a great view of the city as the backdrop. No matter how you choose to get there, the Boston waterfront is a beautifully refreshing place for our residents looking for things to do nearby.

Here are five things to do on your next stroll along the Boston waterfront:

1. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Over 240 years ago, the Boston Tea Party took place in the Boston Harbor. Relive history and visit the world-famous Tea Party Ships & Museum for an interactive tour experience. Witness a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing vessel that was used in the historical battle along with preserved artifacts. If you’re lucky, you may just catch a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party!

New England Aquarium at The Boston waterfront

2. New England Aquarium

Planning a day out with the family or looking for a cute date idea? Home to over 600 underwater creatures, the New England Aquarium is a namesake in Boston that has proven to be a great social distancing activity. The aquarium now offers timed ticketing to ensure that visitors can enjoy the facility and have enough space to view everything safely. From fur seals and penguins all the way to whale watching, there’s something for everyone.

3. The Barking Crab

One thing Boston is known for is its great seafood. Visit the popular downtown restaurant The Barking Crab for a lively dining experience. The restaurant is known for its lobster, crab, and unbeatable views of the Boston Harbor. Not ready to go home after your meal? Stop by Envoy Hotel’s Lookout Rooftop Bar for a drink. In the winter they even have personal igloos for you and your guest to keep warm and enjoy a socially-distanced night out.

The Rings Fountain

4. The Rings Fountain

After a delicious seafood meal at nearby Ocean Prime, head over to the Rings Fountain in the Wharf District Parks to relax and take in the cool Boston sea breeze. With 64 water nozzles, the fountain is one of the most popular in the area. On any given day you can catch people reading, chatting, and taking in the neighborhood sights. It’s also common to see little ones running through the arches to beat the summer heat.

Quincy Market

5. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Located next to the Rings Fountain is Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Walk on cobblestone paths and discover popular shops like Sephora, Banana Republic, L.L. Bean, and Urban Outfitters. Enjoy tacos and margaritas with friends at Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar or get a taste of the sea at Salty Dog Oyster Bar and Grill.

From breathtaking water views to delicious seafood restaurants, there is so much to do and see on your day out on the Boston waterfront. If you’re a resident of The Sudbury, consider these ideas when planning your next excursion with family and friends. Wondering what else is going on in the area? Check in with the concierge desk before heading out — they’d be happy to help make it a memorable day.