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Things to do in Seaport District, Boston

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“Along with the cutting-edge art inside its walls, the museum’s building itself can be considered a work of art in its own right. The gorgeous glass-walled cantilevered building sits right on the edge of the Boston waterfront, offering breathtaking views both inside and out. Since its inception in 1936, the ICA has been instrumental in identifying or showcasing the most important artists of the day, such as Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, and Roy Lichtenstein. Works by artists like Bill Viola, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Shepard Fairey, and Rashaun Mitchell have been on view more recently. The museum offers a roster of changing exhibitions, live music and dance performances, film and digital media selections, talks, tours, family activities and teen programming.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Museum
“Boston Children's Museum is a children's museum in Boston, Massachusetts, dedicated to the education of children. Located on Children's Wharf along the Fort Point Channel, Boston Children's Museum is the second oldest children's museum in the United States”
  • 51 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This brewery, which offers tours, boasts a beer hall that serves pretzels, plus a gift shop.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Let the bartender make you a new creation! just name a few things you like in a drink and let the master mixologists do their thing!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“I love sitting on the balcony eating oysters overlooking the Harbor on a beautiful day!”
  • 48 locals recommend
History Museum
“a multi-sensory experience that includes live actors, interactive exhibits, and full-scale replica 18th-century sailing vessels. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Newest neighborhood of Boston. This area is the Brand New development that's attracting a lot of interest with new stuff. Food Arts and social events, always something.....”
  • 29 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Built by users for users, the BCEC is the most customer-friendly and technologically-advanced convention facility in the world. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Ok, so fun story. There is a relationship between Island Creek (in my list) and Row 34 - I'll let you discover. Both are phenomenal but different locations - Row 34 is in the Seaport/Fort Point area and allows you access to a few more options during the winter months. Ice scating, ICA, movie theater, bowling, Harpoon and Adams brewery tours, as well as the new Trillium beer house. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A huge tourist attraction in the summer. Known for clam chowder and lobster rolls, the seafood is brought in fresh everyday.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“My go-to grocery store - has a good selection of organic and regular stuff. Prices tend to be a bit higher than Stop and Shop.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Unique outdoor venue with lawn games, swings that light up at night, music, food and drinks. Seasonal. For all ages.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Hotel
“I like views of the city and this bar is the best! It's also free to get in so take advantage if you can.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Public Art
“From the ashes, so to speak, of the Big Dig, one of Boston’s longest construction projects, came this 1.5-mile-long park, which traverses several Boston waterfront neighborhoods. The park is packed with amenities and activities, from farmers markets to beer gardens to food trucks to outdoor movie screenings. There’s also live music, temporary exhibits, edible herb gardens, seven splash fountains, and much, much more. Kids will adore the custom-made New England-centric carousel, which features a seal, a peregrine falcon, a sea turtle, a lobster, a green grasshopper, and a whimsical sea creature instead of the usual four-legged creatures.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Stylish, upscale Asian gastropub with snacks, noodles, banh mi & dim sum by notable chef Ming Tsai.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Super fun bar with great food offerings. They have Jazz brunches on Sunday and Sinatra nights. Always a good crowd, but not usually a line. Hard to find since they don't have a sign, so plug in the address and look for the bouncer standing out on the street corner in front of a brick building and stairs that go down to the venue.”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“This brewery, which offers tours, boasts a beer hall that serves pretzels, plus a gift shop.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“I love sitting on the balcony eating oysters overlooking the Harbor on a beautiful day!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Ok, so fun story. There is a relationship between Island Creek (in my list) and Row 34 - I'll let you discover. Both are phenomenal but different locations - Row 34 is in the Seaport/Fort Point area and allows you access to a few more options during the winter months. Ice scating, ICA, movie theater, bowling, Harpoon and Adams brewery tours, as well as the new Trillium beer house. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A huge tourist attraction in the summer. Known for clam chowder and lobster rolls, the seafood is brought in fresh everyday.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Stylish, upscale Asian gastropub with snacks, noodles, banh mi & dim sum by notable chef Ming Tsai.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Super fun bar with great food offerings. They have Jazz brunches on Sunday and Sinatra nights. Always a good crowd, but not usually a line. Hard to find since they don't have a sign, so plug in the address and look for the bouncer standing out on the street corner in front of a brick building and stairs that go down to the venue.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best Lobster Rolls in Boston - and you don't have to tip! It's a take/in/out with seating restaurant. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The best Italian restaurant - I'd argue better than any place in the northend. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

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