Charles River Esplanade
Gibson House Museum
Catherine Hammond Gibson was considered quite the pioneer when she moved to this Italian Renaissance row house in 1860 (that she was a...
Rolly Michaux Galleries
This long-standing gallery is housed in the historic Vendome Building (formerly the luxurious Vendome Hotel). For nearly half a century,...
The grandest of Back Bay's grand boulevards is Commonwealth Ave (more commonly Comm Ave). The Champs Élysées of Boston, the...
Hatch Memorial Shell
Free summer concerts take place at this outdoor bandstand on the banks of the Charles River. Most famously, there's Boston's biggest...
This authentic Spanish eatery is tucked into a subterranean space on residential Commonwealth Ave. The menu is exclusively tapas,...
Charles River Esplanade information
The southern bank of the Charles River Basin is an enticing urban escape, with grassy knolls and cooling waterways, all designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It stretches almost 3 miles along the Boston shore of the Charles River, from the Museum of Science to Boston University Bridge. The park is dotted with public art, including an oversized bust of Arthur Fiedler, long-time conductor of the Boston Pops. Paths along the river are ideal for bicycling, jogging or walking.
There are several children's playgrounds along the Esplanade, including the Charlesbank Playground , near the Museum of Science, and the Stoneman Playground , near Massachusetts Ave.