Take a walk on the waterfront or discover the neighborhood's historic landmarks. A section of Boston's Freedom Trail highlighting American and Bostonian history winds through the streets of the North End. The trail leads you to Paul Revere's homestead and the Old North Church where patriots hung lanterns to warn of the impending British invasion during the Revolutionary War. With so much history and culture, you're sure to learn a thing or two on an idyllic walk through this community.
The waterfront parks and wharfs, though sometimes just as crowded, offer a quick respite from the cramped walkways. Here, you'll find a place to sit by the water, listening to the waves lap against the wooden poles beneath you. Long Wharf, one of the most popular waterfront spots in the North End, offers great views of planes landing and taking off at Boston Logan Airport across the water.
On the waterfront is Langone Park which is a playground and a series of athletic facilities that offers access to the Harborwalk and Esplanade that leads you down the Charles River. On the other side of the neighborhood is the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park which offers a green area with scenic harbor views. This park is also where you'll find the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden where you can stop and smell the beautiful roses. There are many other gardens, playgrounds, and squares waiting for you to discover them during your time in the North End.