The Tour of the Charles River is really relaxing. The buildings around it are fantastic. Green spaces abound everywhere and everything is so neat and tidy. The river itself is wide and quiet, with still water and is very heavenly. It really is a worthwhile walk.
If you're looking for a place to go jogging or cycling without the hustle and bustle in Boston, the Charles River Esplanade Park is for you. This park is part of the "Emerald Necklace" which is an extensive system of parks that stretches for about five miles along the banks of the Charles River. It's a long and narrow strip of green that runs from the Science Museum in the West End to Boston University in Kenmore and it offers a magnificent view of the river. Meadows and trees promise shade and tranquility and the wooden piers and jetties are great for people who want to fish or take a boat trip. There are also benches and wooden tables perfect for picnics and fountains along the path to refresh yourself when it's hot. The park has several hiking trails and paved tracks suitable for jogging, rollerblading and cycling. There's also a swimming pool and areas for tennis, softball and soccer. Lastly, as in all of the city parks, there are lovely squirrels all over. It's the ideal place for relaxation or for those who love outdoor sports.