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Top 9 Places to Watch the Sunset in Boston

Addison Aloian | November 13, 2020 | Culture Lifestyle Travel

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Boston

Boston does many things well – sports, food, history - but what outsiders might not know is that we also have wicked sunsets.

New York City and Chicago get a lot of love for their spectacular views, but Boston deserves recognition.

If you haven't caught the show, we highly suggest tonight, and we’ve curated a list of the best sunset views in Boston for you to explore this weekend. From walking among the Charles River to exploring the city from a Boston Harbor Cruise boat, unleashing your inner tourist or eating a fine meal by the bay, this list has got you covered.

See also: Top 10 Places to Watch the Sunset in Philadelphia

Skywalk Observatory

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800 Boylston Street | WebsiteThe 10 Best Places to View a Boston Sunset

Why should tourists get all the fun? The Skywalk Observatory in Prudential Center offers the best panoramic views of city. From the scenic Charles River to the gorgeous Boston skyline, the sunset will brighten your evening. Along with the 360-degree view, there is an audio tour that covers the history of the city and famous sites that sprawl underneath.

Esplanade

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Adventuring around the Esplanade that lines the Charles River is a favorite daytime activity for Bostonians, but it’s even prettier at sunset. Take your daily bike trip later in the day, or bring the family for an evening stroll through nature. Even the kids will thank you.

The Bleacher Bar

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Calling all Sox fans! No matter the season, you can soak in the glory of the Boston Red Sox at the Bleacher Bar. Watch the sun set over Fenway Park from the restaurant. Get your dose of burgers, beer and fries while taking in the same sky that impressed Babe Ruth.

Bunker Hill Monument

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For history bookworms, we suggest the Bunker Hill Monument. It was the grounds of the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War, and besides being pretty cool, the monument serves incredible sunset views. Watch from the ground or climb the stairs for a gorgeous bird-eye view.

Boston Harbor Cruises

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If you’ve always been drawn to water, this one’s for you. Watching the sunset on land is fantastic, but it’s even better on a boat. BHC offers several cruises, but you’ll want to their 90-minute sunset tour to see the sun say "farewell" over the water in the most beautiful way. Book your tickets ahead of time and coast right in.

See Also: The 10 Best Places to Watch the Sunset in NYC

Piers Park

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Piers Park is one of Boston’s favorite parks that provides access to the waterfront along with spectacular downtown views. There's a 600-foot pedestrian promenade as well as an amphitheater, playground and fitness trail. It's the spot that keeps on gifting, with tons of different areas and angles to check out.

World’s End

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Within the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park lies World’s End. Don’t worry, its name isn’t as scary as it sounds. It is a beautiful area of the park where you can immerse yourself in nature away from the city. Come in the day and stay for sunset to ensure the most relaxing trip possible. You might even see some wildlife.

Pier 6

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Pier 6 is one of the hottest Boston restaurants. Known for classy drinks and seafood, it offers the premier waterfront dining experience. Take your partner or best friends to dinner and they'll sing your praises. Though Pier 6 is temporarily closed for Covid restrictions, the restaurant will reopen spring of 2021.

North Point Park

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If you need a break from the city and commune with nature, this is the perfect sunset escape. Among the trees and flowers, you'll find the perfect view of the Zakim Bridge, the Boston Garden, the North End and Cambridge. North Point Park is the perfect place for a picnic date, or a family venture. Don't miss out!



Photography by: Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox