walks in boston

These walks will take you 2 to 3 hours to complete without counting the stops and visits. They can be truncated, modified and for some of them, combined with others.

If you follow the links, you’ll have their complete description with a map of the trail to follow; photos illustrating what you’ll see; T. stations at the start and end of the walk; info about restrooms, places to sit and places to eat.

Walk in Boston # 1: the forgotten West End: a little less than 2 hours walk to see what urban renewal meant in the 1960’s.

Walk in Boston # 2: the other North End: a 90 mn walk to explore Little Italy off the beaten path.

Walk in Boston # 3: the old and new East Boston: a 3 miles self-guided tour with superb views of Downtown Boston, especially at night.

Walk in Boston # 5: the historic Charlestown: a 90 mn to 3 hours walk to explore the oldest neighborhood of Boston.

Walk in Boston # 6: Castle Island in South Boston: an easy walk to feel the air of the high sea.

Walk in Boston # 7: the Dorchester Bay shores: a 3 miles walk to visit 3 museums and end your day on a beach.

Walk in Boston # 11: Beacon Hill and surrounding parks: a 3 miles walk to combine open spaces and historical places.


On the old site (and coming here slowly):

4: the Cambridge/MIT trek: Stata Center, museums, Charles River, new Cambridge.

8: the Fort Point and Seaport trek: station, galleries, museums, cour of justice.

9: the Chinatown, Downtown and Financial District trek: architecture, historic buildings, skyscrapers.

10: the Beacon Hill trek: museums, old streets, Capitol.

12: the Back-Bay trek 2: churches, Hancock Tower, galleries, Commonwealth Ave.

13: the Back-Bay trek 1: Copley Place, churches, library, shopping mall, Prudential Tower, Newbury Street.

14: the Faneuil Hall/Waterfront trek: Quincy Market, aquarium, Harborwalk, architecture.

15: the South End trek: conservatory, old streets, gardens, galleries.

16: the Fenway & Longwood trek: universities, museums, architecture, art.

17: the Longwood & Fenway trek: universities, Back-Bay Fens, Fenway Park, Communal gardens, museums.

18: the Cambridge/Harvard University trek: Harvard Square & Yard, museums, old Cambridge.


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