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Great place for a walk in Cambridge, MA

There are great paths along the Charles on Memorial Drive. It is great for walking, running and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Ballston Spa, New York
Relaxing Safe Place

While staying at the Royal Sonesta I got up early and enjoyed this walk along the river. Despite... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

There are great paths along the Charles on Memorial Drive. It is great for walking, running and biking in a very safe area. You can see so much activity on the Cambridge side and also easily go over one of the bridges that take you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dmallen32
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

While staying at the Royal Sonesta I got up early and enjoyed this walk along the river. Despite the walk being before sunrise I never felt unsafe and enjoyed the views of the Boston Skyline

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom0874
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Went running here for the first time, started by MIT and ended near Harvard. It was a really enjoyable experience but it gets really crowded in spots, particularly near the bridges. I suggest getting here early if you are looking for a peaceful run or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

I walked and ran on Memorial drive to exercise and get around town. It's a lovely way to get in some activity and get around the city. Many people use the sidewalks at all hours of the day and it is well-lit at night, so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank byrdnick
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great place to walk, run or bike on a weekend. Memorial Drive is closed off for the weekend - so please take advantage of this wonderful riparian venue. Come watch 'The Head of The Charles'. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Guide_to_Great_Meals
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Memorial Drive is great for viewing Boston's skyline as well as watching lots of boating activity. Great place for biking or jogging too.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Memorial Drive is the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Bicycle, walk, or drive Memorial Drive on a sunny spring, summer, or autumn day.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Maynard C
Reviewed 23 December 2017

While visiting Boston driving Memorial Drive is a must do. Do it on a Sunday afternoon though so you can appreciate the sweeping views of Boston. If possible, park and take a walk and take it all in, you won't regret it.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank SandCadi
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Memorial drive/Cambridge seems to be the preferred side to walk on, but you can also enjoy the Charles on the Boston side of the river... On Mem drive you experience the vistas of the city and the B school. On Storrow/Boston side you'll enjoy the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MSLovell
Reviewed 9 September 2017

there is room to walk on the cambridge side of the charles river. you do need to be on the alert for bikes. on some sundays the road is closed to cars which is a huge help!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank marybeth02140
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