A Walk Up Boston's Incredible Rose F. Kennedy Greenway
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17 points
This itinerary takes us through Boston's gorgeous Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, from Chinatown to the North End, with a number of popular sites along the way. The Greenway was built during the notorious Big Dig project in the footprint of the old elevated highway (Route 93) that used to divide downtown Boston from its waterfront. The highway now runs underground, as attested by the numerous camouflaged chimneys poking up periodically along the sides of the Greenway. As we stroll up the alternating paved and gravel paths, we’ll pass by newly planted trees and diverse gardens, as well as murals and sculptures that dot the landscape between gleaming new high-rise hotels.

We'll start our tour with some quintessential Chinatown destinations, including dim sum at Hei La Moon and a snack from a traditional Chinese bakery. From there we’ll head back through the Chinatown gates and then north into the Greenway. After an optional stop to sample some craft beer at the Tavern in the Square, we’ll continue up through several more sections of the park, and then cut over to beautiful Rowes Wharf to gaze at the water lapping quietly amidst the stone architecture.

From the wharf, we’ll head back to the Greenway, and then turn north again towards the Rings Fountain and the Carousel, before turning inland towards Faneuil Hall. Filled with shops and food stalls, and ringed with street performers, Faneuil Hall is perhaps the most well-known of Boston’s family-friendly attractions, and a great place to grab lunch or dessert. Be sure to save room though, as we head back to the Greenway, and turn north again, past the large, pulsating fountain and into the North End. Our itinerary concludes with a stop at the famous Modern Pastry; however, the North End, with its Italian heritage is also a great place to grab dinner, gelato, or drinks (try the grappa if you want an authentic adventure!)

More info:
http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/
http://www.taverninthesquare.com/craft-beers
http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/faneuilhall.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowes_Wharf
http://www.modernpastry.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grappa
Recommended mode of travel: Walking
Recommended times: Day, Morning
Duration: 3-4 hours
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Rowes Wharf Waterfront
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Reviews

A beautiful way to explore Boston!

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This itinerary provides a lovely way to travel around Boston on foot to some of the more beautiful areas of the city. The Greenway is one of my favorite paths to walk on a quiet Sunday afternoon - the food and sights along the way keep you quite busy!
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