Jamaica Plain

Once a summertime resort destination for Bostonians, Jamaica Plain is now a diverse and dynamic Boston neighborhood. Stroll Centre Street, one of the main thoroughfares, and enjoy the unique shops and restaurants. Bike, walk, or run on the 1.5-mile path along Jamaica Pond or visit the Arnold Arboretum, a National Historic Landmark designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. 

Top Activities in Jamaica Plain

  • PO Box 302924

The JPHS preserves and promotes the rich history of Jamaica Plain. In summer, we offer weekly historic walking tours. We also sponsor monthly events. All JPHS activities are free and open to the public. Our website provides a comprehensive source of information about JP history…

  • 350 Jamaicaway
  • (617) 522-2700

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a private non-profit organization founded to maintain, restore and protect the Emerald Necklace park system. The Conservancy connects people and parks and conserves the Emerald Necklace through projects and programs that enrich the visitor…

  • Roxbury,Dorchester and Jamaica Plain Neighborhoods
  • (617) 286-6577

Live Like A Local Tours is a series of walking and chartered tours that allows people to explore the Food, history & culture of Roxbury, Dorchester and Jamaica Plain.

  • 30 Germania Street
  • (617) 368-5080

During your visit to Boston, you’ll no doubt learn about Samuel Adams and the role he played in the American Revolution. Of course, you should also know he was a brewer, and the Boston Brewery sporting his name put American craft brewing on the map in the mid-1980’s. When you…

Additional Activities:

Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University: Visit the Arboretum and hike through the forest free of charge, participate in workshops, admire the thousands of different plant species, or attend the Lilac Sunday event during May. 

Jamaica Pond: Spend some time outdoors and visit Jamaica Pond, where you can go for a walk and enjoy the scenic view, have a picnic, or rent a rowboat, kayak, or paddleboard at the boathouse. They also offer SUP yoga and sailing lessons.

JP Licks: JP Licks has multiple locations across the city, but as its name suggests, JP Licks was born in Jamaica Plain. Stop by the original shop and enjoy some handmade ice cream or frozen yogurt.

The Loring Greenough House: The last surviving 18th century home in Sumner Hill, The Loring Greenough, offers tours and other programming and events throughout the year, such as Thursdays on the lawn, which feature live music, food trucks, and a beer garden.

The Vu Cinema Cafe: The VU is Boston's only video rental store, a full-service coffee shop, and a 24-seat microcinema. They provide a wide range of coffee and non-coffee beverages and host screening events regularly. 


Where to Eat in Jamaica Plain

  • 284 Amory Street
  • (617) 524-2826

The only Scottish restaurant in Boston serving unique and authentic cuisine. With a dynamic and eclectic Single Malt Scotch program, The Haven offers up weekly tasting events - DRAMnights - that are perfect for a company event or date night. The Assembly Room offers a range of…

Additional Restaurants:

Blue Nile Restaurant: The Blue Nile Restaurant is a comfortable venue with a casual vibe serving Ethiopian classics, including vegan & vegetarian fare options.

Brassica Kitchen + Cafe: Brassica Kitchen + Cafe offers a selection of coffee, pastries, and sandwiches during the day, then transforms into a stylish destination for cocktails and euro-style meals at night.

Casa Verde Taqueria: Casa Verde is a warm and inviting taqueria serving tacos, tequila, and other Mexican classics, with indoor or outdoor seating. 

El Oriental De Cuba: Labeled a community staple, El Oriental de Cuba features authentic Cuban dishes like Ropa Vieja, Cuban sandwiches, delicious Cuban coffee, and more.

Jamaica Mi Hungry: Jamaica Mi Hungry, located on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, offers a delectable array of authentic Jamaican cuisine.

JP Seafood Cafe: Savor a diverse selection of Korean and Japanese fusion cuisine at JP Seafood Café, featuring classic Sushi rolls and Mandoo Kuk (beef dumpling soup).

Latino Restaurant: Latino Restaurant is a cozy eatery producing traditional Dominican & Latin American favorites.

Noodle Barn: Noodle Barn specializes in Thai-Vietnamese fare, featuring a variety of dishes such as banh mi sandwiches and pho, served in a welcoming and cozy setting.

Ten Tables: Ten Tables offers a relaxed and intimate fine dining experience with hand-crafted food and cocktails as well as local craft beers and an organic wine list. They host themed dinner nights such as Beergur Tuesdays and Pasta Thursdays. 

Tiki Masala: Specializing in Northern Indian fare, Tiki Masala is a culinary delight where traditional flavors and aromatic spices come together to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Tres Gatos: Tres Gatos is a vibrant Spanish tapas restaurant and wine bar and is known as Boston's first full-service restaurant, book store, and record store.