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Where to Cruise: Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts

42°21'N, 071°02'W

Often overlooked as a cruising destination by cruisers focused on getting through the Cape Cod Canal and then north to Maine, Beantown actually is a great stopover for those exploring New England—that is, if you can stomach the unmitigated smug emanating from Boston sports fans. (Some are better at doing this than others, I for one, stink at it.) Boston Harbor is quite obviously world class, as is the city as a whole. If you’re smart, you’ll tie up at the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina. The place is excellent for boaters and provides deep water, an excellent fitness center, 24-hour security, and more. After docking, take the kids to the Boston Children’s Museum—they’ll love it. Or if it’s just you and your sweetie, treat yourself to an authentic Italian-American experience. First, go grab a cocktail in South Boston at Strega Waterfront’s outdoor bar overlooking the harbor. Once you’ve wet your whistle, toddle over to Giacomo’s in the North End for some of Boston’s finest Italian food. Just take care that you make it back to your berth at the end of the night, and don’t end up sleeping with
the fishes.

Strega Waterfront , 617-345-3992;;
Giacomo’s North End , 617-523-9026;
Boston Children’s Museum, 617-426-6500;;
Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 617-561-1400;

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