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South BostonBoston

No other place says Boston better than this neighborhood, where the accents are authentic and history is still present around every corner.

The setting for films from Good Will Hunting to The Departed, South Boston is emblematic of the city’s rough-talking, Irish-American spirit. The iconic row houses are here, of course, but the neighborhood is also known for its recently rehabilitated waterfront, many parks and historical monuments. Spend a day in South Boston, just next to downtown, to see all aspects of the city’s diverse culture.

Start near the sea on Castle Island, a park crowned by the high gray walls of an old defensive structure now used for public recreation. Walk up the hill to the Bunker Hill Monument, which commemorates one of the Revolution’s most important early battles or stroll past the historic graves of Forest Hills Cemetery. Have kids explore human environments from around the world at the Boston Children's Museum or natural ones at the Franklin Park Zoo.

Pick up prepared food or local produce from the Boston Public Market and picnic at South Boston Waterfront, where Boston’s industrial and naval histories collide. After lunch, see avant-garde collections and stunning sea-front views at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the edge of one of Boston’s newest restaurant districts. Have dinner in the sleek glass buildings lining Liberty Wharf, a short walk from the World Trade Center.

South Boston’s Irish pubs are always interesting places to make new friends. Chat with Bostonians over a glass of local beer at the Harpoon Brewery. End the day with a concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

The South Boston neighborhood is adjacent to Downtown Boston, making it easily accessible from anywhere in the city. Boston’s Red and Silver lines run through the district, and several buses provide additional connections. Walk from Boston Common to the South Boston Waterfront in about 30 minutes or drive in 10 minutes.

Many parts of South Boston are more residential than other parts of the city, making parking easier to find. Some areas are most easily accessed by car.


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Cambria Hotel Boston, Downtown-South Boston
Cambria Hotel Boston, Downtown-South Boston
3.5 out of 5
6 West Broadway, Boston, MA
The price is £83 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

This family-friendly Boston hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston Common and Copley Place. ...

4/5Very Good! (101 reviews)

"Lovely new hotel right in front of the T station. Room was compact, modern, and clean with a nice view (full height window). Limited amenities during the pandemic but there are plenty of local restaurants and cafes in the area (Broadway and South Boston). Downtown Boston, Chinatown, and South End ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2021

Cambria Hotel Boston, Downtown-South Boston
Spacious Boston Hideaway
Spacious Boston Hideaway
40 Mercer St, Boston, MA
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Located in South Boston, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Black Falcon Cruise Terminal and Boston Children's ...

Spacious Boston Hideaway
★ NEW 3BR ★ Upscale Living For Less!! Walk Boston
★ NEW 3BR ★ Upscale Living For Less!! Walk Boston
142 W 8th St, 2, Boston, MA
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Located in South Boston, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston Children's Museum and Boston Harbor. Black ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Fantastic!

"It was a very easy process , the house was a whole lot nicer than we expected , very clean and welcoming. We would love to come back sometime soon and stay there. 10/10"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2021

★ NEW 3BR ★ Upscale Living For Less!! Walk Boston
Luxury & Comfort BEACHFRONT HOUSE #1 in South Boston
Luxury & Comfort BEACHFRONT HOUSE #1 in South Boston
172 Marine Road, Boston, MA
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Located in South Boston, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Castle Island, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great location but you share the house with other tenants

"This location is literally a 1 minute walk to the beach! Very cute and clean townhouse. Kevin was very accommodating and let us check in early and have a late check out. Unfortunately I think the below is a major call out that future tenants should be aware of: 1. The listing says nothing about other ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Luxury & Comfort BEACHFRONT HOUSE #1 in South Boston
Colbyco D Street - South Boston, MA
Colbyco D Street - South Boston, MA
292 D Street, Unit 3, Boston, MA
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Located in South Boston, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of World Trade Center and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Boston Children's Museum and Black ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Average

"The place met our needs and was in a very convenient location. Within walking distance to local food, shops and bars. The condo was a little smaller than anticipated but bedrooms were decient sized. I recommend bringing extra towels if traveling with a larger group. Entertainment devices for nights ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2018

Colbyco D Street - South Boston, MA
Seaport Signal Building by Vacasa
Seaport Signal Building by Vacasa
4 out of 5
154 West 2nd Street, Boston, MA
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Located in South Boston, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Children's Museum and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Apartment close to convention center

"In a residential and industrial area. 4 dollar uber ride to convention center or 20 minutes walk. Really nice apartment......full size granite kitchen. Nice Boston night view."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2016

Seaport Signal Building by Vacasa
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