The Boston Waterfront

The Institute of Contemporary Art is located on the waterfront of one of North America’s most walkable cities. This flourishing neighborhood and burgeoning creative center is home to cultural and historic attractions such as the Children's Museum, the New England Aquarium, Fort Point, the Rafael Viñoly-designed Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, a variety of exciting restaurants, new hotels, and residences—all just a short walk from the ICA and part of a transformed, vibrant new Boston. The ICA is one of the jewels along the HarborWalk, an inviting public walkway around Boston Harbor with parks, public art, seating areas, cafes, and more.


Join in the fun with Summer on the Waterfront, linking cultural institutions, restaurants, shops and neighborhoods over the three miles of Boston Waterfront stretching from Charlestown to South Boston. To learn more about Summer on the Waterfront and see a full calendar of events, please visit


The ICA is within walking distance to the downtown Financial District and the MBTA’s Silver Line. If you are driving, the ICA is just two blocks from Interstate 93, the Massachusetts Turnpike, and Route 1. Water shuttles, water taxis, and excursion vessels connect Boston to the Harbor Islands, Cape Cod and the Islands, and Cape Ann.



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