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WATERFRONT

Ten refurbished wharves dating back to the early 1800's line Boston's waterfront and add to the colorful backdrop of fishing vessels, luxury boats, tugboats, huge tankers, and the New England Aquarium. The 1837 Custom House blends with a pleasant combination of condos, hotels, shops, and restaurants overlooking Boston Harbor's 30 inner islands. Excursion boats leave daily for whale-watch and harbor tours. Visitors can toss tea overboard at the Boston Tea Party Ship. Museum Wharf, which includes the Children's and the Computer Museum, provides a haven for children. Less than a mile south of the city is the predominantly Irish neighborhood, South Boston, with its triple deckers, converted brownstones, single-family townhouses, Irish pubs and restaurants. Don't miss the John F. Kennedy Library, New England's only presidential library honoring the late President John F. Kennedy.