When people bring out their folding adirondack chairs and fishing rods to the Charles River Esplanade, you know it’s spring, finally. And then you see rows and rows of cherry blossom trees that line up the river, and wish it was always springtime in Boston.
The Charles River Esplanade is undoubtedly the finest walking / jogging track in Boston.
Stretching for three miles, from the Boston University Bridge to the Museum of Science, Boston's Charles River Esplanade is an iconic park that affords stunning views of Cambridge and Boston.
Multiple path systems accommodate walkers, joggers, and cyclists, and a series of newly renovated docks are the perfect place to lounge in the sun on a summer's day. There are three playgrounds for the kids (including one with a spray pool), and a casual cafe.
Contiguous to Beacon Hill and the Back Bay, the park is home to the Hatch Shell where the Boston Pops play on the Fourth of July, and a series of free outdoor concerts are held there during the summer months.