There are 34 islands in Boston Harbor. They can be reached by ferry services from Long Wharf, Pemberton Point, and Fore River Shipyard. Each island has its own unique charm, so you must find your own particular favorite. The most famous is Georges Island, visited for Fort Warren and its military history.
What a nice getaway this place is from busy Downtown Boston! It’s about 3 to 5 miles away from the busy city, depending on where you are, which isn't too bad. I’m particularly fond of this park because it’s got a soothing environment. It’s right next to a bay, so the view is nice, and there’s also usually a nice breeze. So it’s definitely nice to sit, relax, take a walk, and/or go for a run.
Fort Independence is also on site, where free tours are available for a few hours on the weekends. But, you can also go in and explore solo.