Things to Do in South Boston

South Boston, the site of the Dorchester Heights National Historic Site and Castle Island, was once a predominantly Irish Catholic neighborhood. With the development of hotels, restaurants, and shopping surrounding the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), the community is now attracting families and young professionals. Once considered a part of the South Boston neighborhood, the breathtaking South Boston waterfront has emerged as its own neighborhood, the Seaport District.

South Boston is home to the famed St. Patrick's Day Parade, drawing leprechauns and revelers to the neighborhood from the city and beyond. It's not unusual to see a movie crew set up along the streets shooting a Hollywood blockbuster the likes of The Departed or Good Will Hunting.

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Explore South Boston or as the locals say "Southie"

  • 15 Jan Karsi Way
  • (617) 297-5393

We are about two miles from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Medical Center, and Seaport District. Shop at the South Bay Center shopping center or visit Carson Beach and Joe Moakley Park, all less than a mile away. University of Massachusetts Boston is seven minutes…

  • 412 W Broadway
  • (617) 917-5626

We are a funky, neighborhood taco shop serving a variety of Mexican fare, fresh oysters and creative cocktails. Conveniently located near the seaport district. Our multiple semi-private and private spaces provide a unique backdrop for corporate and social events of any kind.

  • 480 Colombus Avenue
  • (61)867-0600

Authentic French Bistro open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner for the past 18 years! Petit Robert Bistro has become an institution in Bistro for French cuisine and one of the most beautiful in the city.

  • 11 W Broadway
  • (617) 989-9982

Get ready to love the new place for Japanese Fusion Cuisine in Boston! Purple Shell Boston opened in 2020 with the passion and highest standard for food. We seek the best ingredients worldwide and let the freshness do the magic. It’s our first time participating in Dine Out…

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