From the Freedom Trail to the New England Aquarium, many of Boston's most popular attractions are closer than you think. While you’re here, explore the Greenway & its surrounding neighborhoods.
Centered on Beach Street, the neighborhood borders the Boston Common, Downtown Crossing and the South End. One of the larger Chinatowns in the United States, Chinatown is home to many Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants and markets. The traditional Chinatown Gate (paifang) with a foo lion on each side is located at the intersection of Beach Street and Surface Road.
The Fort Point is one of Boston’s newest neighborhoods and continues to change and revitalize Boston’s waterfront. Home to many artists’ studios, galleries, restaurants and cultural attractions. The Ft. Point Channel is a great place to experience the “up and coming” in Boston. Walk the Boston HARBORWALK and be sure to check out the Boston Children’s Museum & Institute of Contemporary Art while you’re there.
The Wharf District connects Faneuil Hall Marketplace to the waterfront. After you finish shopping take a stroll across the Greenway and take in the beautiful views of Boston’s waterfront through the grand arch at Rowes Wharf. Visit the New England Aquarium or catch a boat out to the Boston Harbor Islands National Park.
The North End is Boston’s oldest residential community, where people have lived since it was settled in the 1630s. The neighborhood is known as Boston’s Little Italy for its large Italian-American population and the numerous Italian restaurants and bakeries that line the narrow streets. There are many historical points of interest in the North End including Old North Church, The Paul Revere House, and The Freedom Trail which cuts right through the North End Parks on the Greenway.