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Things to Do on the Boston Waterfront: From Harborwalk to Boat Tours

Located steps from the Constitution Inn, take in the maritime sights and scenes and check out the many things to do on the Boston Waterfront. Meander along Boston's Harborwalk, spanning 38 miles along the piers offering walking and hiking trails, parks, public art, cafes, historic landmarks, boating docks, and fishing areas, and live music in the summer. Embark on a fun way to see New England and set sail on a river cruise or Duck Tour departing all around the Boston waterfront. Pay a visit to the Navy's oldest commissioned ship at the USS Constitution Museum or check out the Museum of Science for out of this world attractions. Traveling with children? Make sure to stop at the Boston Children's Museum and New England Aquarium for family-friendly activities near our waterfront hotel.




Varies per attraction.


Varies per attraction.


  • Boston Jazz Fest
  • Harbor Fireworks
  • Sunset Cruises


  • Charles River Esplanade
  • Museums
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Harborwalk
  • Dining
  • Shopping


  • What can I do on the Boston Waterfront?

    When the weather is right, the Boston waterfront is the best area to explore downtown, offering fun things to do for the whole family. Traverse around the Harborwalk on bike or foot and stop at the USS Constitution Museum, Boston Children's Museum, New England Aquarium, Christopher Columbus Park, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Hop on a Duck Tour or river cruise or enjoy waterfront dining.
  • Where can I eat on the Boston Waterfront?

    After a day exploring the sights of downtown Boston, enjoy a delicious meal along the waterfront. Seafood lovers can feast on everything from oysters, lobster, and clams to the freshest catch out of the Atlantic. Eat, drink, and enjoy the sights at restaurants including, Legal Harborside, No Name Restaurant, The Barking Crab, Pier 6, Sullivan's, and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille.

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