Boston’s historic Seaport is reborn as the city’s newest attraction
In just over a decade, the once-abandoned waterside has become an architectural mecca and popular travel destination for the art crowd, says writer Osman Can Yerebakan
By Osman Can Yerebakan Above image: Boston seaport by Kelly Sikkemaun (Splash) Saturday 17 October, 2020 Short read
In just over a decade, changes in city waterfronts have skyrocketed, adding vacant parking lots, crumbling railways, and abandoned warehouses into the cities’ established urban textures. I took my boyfriend and dog, Bagel, for a weekend getaway from New York to Boston – from one of the first American cities to rise through its waterfront to the other – to discover how this New England metropolis transformed its seaport into a sleek destination.
Autumn’s orange and red foliage may not have appeared yet, but September is always generous with remnants of an August sun. After leaving behind a summer strictly dependent on rosé-centric, socially distanced picnics, an impromptu weekend away to Boston on the season’s tail end is our sweet escape, one crowned with vistas of postcard-charming Connecticut and Massachusetts towns along the way.