Discover what it was like to live in Essex County during America's first century as you explore many of the historical homes and buildings of America's First Period (1625-1725) the firs Saturday of the month (June through October).
The Charles River Esplanade. Along the Boston side of the Charles River, which separates the city from Cambridge, is a roughly three-mile leafy path known as the Esplanade. To take in its full charm, begin your walk near the Museum of Science. As you amble west toward the Boston University Bridge, you'll pass playgrounds and marshes and places to rent sail boats and buy lemonade (you are, remember, visiting in good weather).