Walking from Quincy Market to Boston Seaport World Trade Center
How far a walk is it from Quincy Market to the Boston Seaport World Trade Center? Thanks!
Susan's reply: I always hate to answer questions by saying "That depends..." - but that really is true for this particular walk because of all the interesting distractions and sights to see along the way.
The actual distance from Quincy Market (a.k.a. Faneuil Hall Marketplace) to the Boston Seaport World Trade Center is a little less than a mile - perhaps .8 mile - and the walk is almost totally flat and easy, so you can figure out the possible time based on your usual walking speed for that distance - maybe 10-12 minutes.
There are 2 slightly different routes that you can take leaving Quincy Market, and both offer interesting sights. The most straight-forward is the Rose Kennedy Greenway, just across from Quincy Market. Head south on the Greenway (to your right, if you're facing it after leaving Quincy Market), and cross over to the South Boston Waterfront, where the World Trade Center is located, on the Moakley Footbridge. From there, walk down Seaport Blvd past all the glitzy new restaurants and the Institute of Contemporary Art to the World Trade Center.
Alternately, instead walking down the Greenway, you can also reach the Moakley Footbridge from Quincy Market by walking along Harborwalk, the public right of way along the waterfront. Basically, from Quincy Market, just head over to the waterfront by the New England Aquarium, and you'll see Harborwalk, as it's marked fairly well in this area.
Although there's lots to see along the Greenway, Harborwalk is probably even more interesting - great views of Boston Harbor, plus you'll see the terraces of a couple of Boston's top hotels (Boston Harbor Hotel and InterContinental Boston) up close. Harborwalk brings you right up to the start of the Moakley Footbridge.
Here are a few links to other pages on Boston Discovery Guide with useful information related to this walk:
South Boston Waterfront neighborhood - Lots of photos and information about the area around the World Trade Center, plus a map at the bottom of the page - slide it over a bit to the right, and you can see the Greenway. Quincy Market isn't marked, but it's just across the Greenway from the New England Aquarium
Quincy Market information
Where to find a great lobster roll along the way - Terrific lobster rolls for only $12
Hope this helps - have a great time in Boston!
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