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Old Jun 1, 10, 5:15 am   #1
 
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Nicest areas to walk around Boston on a Saturday, Sunday, and Monday?

I'm going to be in Boston in a few weeks for a Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

I'm planning on taking the Harvard Uni public tour but otherwise don't want to do anything touristy.

What would be some nice areas of town to walk around on these days of the week?

When I have looked up google maps street view for a few parts of Boston most of what I've seen looks very concrete jungle?

I enjoy walking so definitely up for some longer walks. Looking for areas that have enough going on to make walking around interesting.

Will have my picnic blanket with me so keen to find somewhere to sit and get some sun.
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Old Jun 1, 10, 7:12 am   #2
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I can personally recommend walking through East Boston and going to Scup's Restaurant. Take the T to Maverick on the blue line and head toward the waterfront. There's a beautiful park along the way and really nice views of the city.
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lo2e - thanks for suggestion. Are you mainly recommending the walk or the restaurant? I'm a vegetarian and only eat in vegetarian restaurants.
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Old Jun 1, 10, 7:51 am   #4
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Actually was recommending both, but don't remember if they have any vegetarian fare. They do have a website, www.scupsinthemarina.com . The walk is beautiful even if you don't do the restaurant.
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One of the strange things about Boston is in the middle of the concrete jungle there can be a historic site, church, etc. Lots of that stuff was built around, so don't let the overhead view fool you.

If the weather is good, strolling along the Charles is also a nice way to spend some time, watching the boats go by.

This site

http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=15130

has many suggested walking tours for the Boston area (and many other parts of New England, probably the entire country, never used it outside New England)
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If the weather is good, strolling along the Charles is also a nice way to spend some time, watching the boats go by.
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I particularly like walking back from Charlestown to Boston over the locks. I'm not sure why, but it makes for a different experience than crossing one of the bridges.
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Old Jun 1, 10, 9:16 pm   #7
 
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Thanks for replies. Very much appreciated!
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Although really rather touristy, I still loving walking round the Boston common, Beacon Hill, the shops on Charles street, along the river etc. It will be busier than some other routes, but the ambience is wonderful, and there are occasional treasures (e.g. the world's only statue to a medical procedure!).

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Take a stroll along the harbor. Start out at the Aquarium and walk toward the World Trade Center or Seaport. That's always been one of my favorite walks. It won't take too long, however.

Also has been mentioned, take a walk over to Charlestown, over to the ship yard.

And as I said in the other thread, simply walk around with no certain destination in mind.
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I love the Freedom Trail and Newbury Street - both interesting and completely opposite.
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Frommer's online has two free self-guided walking tours of Boston and Cambridge

http://www.frommers.com/destinations...004020033.html

http://www.frommers.com/destinations...004020034.html
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