The Complete Guide to the Boston Harbor

The Boston Harbor is an exquisite destination for a couple, group of friends and even families. From shopping to waterfront attractions there is something for everyone to do on this East Coast paradise. We toured the place to make sure to get you the best bang for your buck upon visiting the harbor.

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is a must see destination for any art lovers out there coming to the area. This museum displays anything from contemporary art to classic art. There is even a huge display of painted ships that used to be docked right there in the Boston Harbor!

Camping and Hiking

Although camping may not be the first word that comes to mind when you are think the big city of Boston but there are actually a bunch of awesome camping spots that give you a view of the water. They are located on the Islands of Boston and require a ferry to even get to them. Grape Island is closest to the pier so you may feel like you are still in range of the city. Compared to Bumpkin and Lovells island which are a little bit more remote. Peddocks Island is the largest island and offers many amenities to make happy campers. This island even offers luxurious bunkers that only require you to bring a pillow to your campground!

Hiking is another big hit with the outdoorsy folk who visit the harbor. World’s End island offers some of the most diverse trails in the country. Ideal for any hiker!


Considering the Harbor is best known for its waterfront views, a cruise of the whole thing is not to be missed!

There are many cruises to choose one but the best is the Odyssey cruises. The Odyssey Cruises offers an elegant yet affordable total-entertainment cruise experience on the Boston Harbor. Sample creative appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared fresh on-board daily by our Executive Chef. On these awesome cruises you have the option to dance to live music or sit back and relax as unmatched skyline views drift past your table. Offering Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Midday, Cocktail and many other cruise choices, an Odyssey cruise is the greatest value in Boston.

Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a roof garden atop a highway tunnel, is a contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The beautiful non-profit Greenway Conservancy maintains, programs, finances, and improves the 1.5-mile Greenway on behalf of the public. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually, and the Conservancy has won numerous awards for our organic landscape care, public art, and programming. This is an ideal spot to hit to see nature, art and the care of the lovely city.

These destinations are for sure spots to hit when coming to Boston Harbor because they offer something for everyone. If you aren’t up for camping be sure to look into the many lavish resorts that the charming city has to offer. Tourist it up!

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