269 State street
Built in the 17th century, Long Wharf was the hub of Boston's booming shipping industry, as well as its gateway to the world. Today, Long Wharf still functions for incoming and outgoing vessels, but most are of the tour taking kind. Here you can hop aboard a Harbor Cruise, Whale Watch or other water tour then disembark and enjoy the waterfront at the New England Aquarium, one of the restaurants, bars or even the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, which flank this Wharf. The Marriott has become the central point for Long Wharf and has a series of harbor-related art within its second floor lobby. Long Wharf is alos a stop on the HarborWalk, which is an interconnected waterway path that takes you along the edge of Boston Harbor.
-Jessica Polizzotti, Boston Local Expert
269 State Street, tel. 617-227-0800