Exploring the Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf Pier

I have been in Boston for a few days and enjoyed exploring the city. I had a great time in the Public Gardens and think it was one of the highlights. However, I can’t  deny the wonderful time I had visiting and taking pictures of the Boston Harbor and Long Wharf Pier on my first afternoon in town.  The Long Wharf is a historic pier which once extended from State Street nearly a half-mile into Boston Harbor. Due to landfill on the city end , this wharf is much shorter today. However it still functions as a dock for passenger ferries and tourist sightseeing boats.

There were many boats and ferries still selling tickets. I thought the Duck Tour might be interesting but I wanted to see more of the harbor area and Furneil Hall. However I decided to take the Charlestown Ferry which goes from Long Wharf to the Charleston Navy Yard. It  cost $3.50 each way, but was very nice. Not too bad for a nice view of the harbor and the city. Even saw the Tobin Bridge. It was pretty cool to see since I love bridges.

The views were amazing and the weather that afternoon was perfect. I had a nice time chatting with some folks from the UK. They were here on a two week holiday exploring the north east. Seeing the city from the water was very interesting. I didn’t realize how close Boston Logan Airport is to the marina. It was enjoyable watching places take off and land.

Today, Long Wharf is adjacent to the New England Aquarium, the Marriott at Long Wharf, as well as several restaurants and shops. I did notice the Chart House while walking around. Having dinner there sounded nice, but I had my mind set on Cheers, lol.


The Boston Harbor and Long Wharf Pier were both amazing and pretty peaceful while I was there late on a Monday afternoon. There we table around where people could sit and read, eat lunch, etc. I wish I had more time to explore, but I know I will be back the next time I am in Boston.

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