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Old 09-10-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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You cant beat the view on the bridge going over the charles on cambridge st. Where the T goes over. The Charles/MGH stop
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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My favorite view is from the tower in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Prospect Hill park in Waltham has some good views.
The neatest view of Boston near me is on Route 1 in Walpole, right by Walmart. It's neat because it's so far out and so unexpected.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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I like the view from the Arboretum. It's great. It's also a lovely area to hang out.

While driving, very few spots top the view from the Tobin after the tollbooth. It feels like the skyline is one large entity as opposed to the distinct sections it really is (i.e. Financial District, Back Bay, Kendall). It's a great perspective. I also enjoy that first glimpse you get while merging from 128 North or 3 North (south of the city) to 93 North.

The view from the Red Line or car on the Longfellow Bridge is great too. I had a friend who had a dorm at BU in one of the newer buildings on Buick Street (not the NEW tower, but a newer one next to it) that had an excellent view.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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I went to Brackett School in Arlington and that's my favorite for sentimental reasons, but it is a great view.

CRW_5694.jpg photo - David Kusner photos at pbase.com
BostonNight.jpg photo - David Kusner photos at pbase.com

Others, in addition to the great places named already (sorry for repeats):

-Summit Av (Outlook Park) in Brookline
-Piers Park in Eastie
-Near the new federal courthouse at the Moakley Bridge/Fan Pier
-Dorchester Heights
-BU Bridge
-Memorial Drive across from the Back Bay
-G. Wash statue in the Public Garden
-Looking down Pleasant St in Charlestown from Monument Square, you see a narrow street and the Hancock tower in the background
-3rd base line at Fenway

There are also streets in Belmont with fleeting unexpected views, like Elizabeth Rd. I remember seeing a very far-off view from a small beach in Gloucester, I think.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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I did enjoy coming in from Logan and Wow! Also the top of the Pru, and staying at the Boston Harbor Hotel!
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:12 AM
 
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Smile View of Boston skyline

Another hidden gem is the Hyatt Harborside Hotel @ Logan Airport. Here they have amazing views of the skyline plus stunning water views to boot. We sat out at their Harborside Lounge/Patio this summer it's GREAT here. They have a harborwalk with a jogging path all around it. Also a really good place to watch Fireworks. When it first opened one year, friends of mine & I were on a mission to see the NYE fireworks in Boston; without thousands of people around us, so we specficially booked (in advance because we weren't alone in this train of thought!) upper room floors and did they overlook Boston's skyline, it was awesome. So remember this place, it's a good one. Even just going there for a drink to check out this patio, it's really pretty nice & SO relaxing. Keep it on your agenda when you have time at Logan, waiting for a flight.

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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Larz Anderson Park in Brookline has a nice view--from the skating rink and the field above it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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I have always admired the view from the roof of the parking garage at Whidden Hospital in Everett.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Boston
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1. my roofdeck in the port norfolk neighbordood of dorchester - biased. (next to Venezia restaurant)
2. My best friends roofdeck patio/condo on mass ave and columbus ave. amazing views of the city and sunsets! ugh georgous.
3. Blue Hills Reservation hiking. Also there is an overlook spot to pull over @ Chicatawbut Road i think in Milton thats great for watching the city at night.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Boston
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pic from blue hill reservation

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