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South Boston

South Boston, colloquially known as "Southie," is a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Once considered a working-class Irish district, the area has undergone a fascinating transformation, melding its rich history with a modern, trendy vibe.


Location

South Boston, commonly referred to as "Southie," is a district in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, occupying a peninsula that juts into Boston Harbor south of the Fort Point Channel. The neighborhood is known for its strong sense of community, picturesque waterfront views, and close proximity to downtown Boston, making it an ideal destination for visitors seeking both urban convenience and a rich local experience.

History

South Boston's history is as dynamic as the city it's part of. Initially settled as a rural farming community, the burgeoning industrial revolution in the 19th century saw South Boston transform into a hub of manufacturing and innovation, with shipyards and iron foundries dotting its shoreline. The neighborhood has also been a witness to some of America's most pivotal historical events, including the Revolutionary War and the eventual repeal of the Stamp Act. The legacy of South Boston's history is still visible today, with its cobblestone streets, brick facades, and the preservation of historic sites contributing to its charm.

Landmarks You Can't-Miss

South Boston is home to several must-see landmarks that stand as testaments to its historical and cultural significance. At the top of the list are Castle Island and Fort Independence, which offer breathtaking views of the Boston skyline and the harbor. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will transport you back in time to a critical moment in American history.

The South Boston Waterfront, or the Seaport District, is a more recent development characterized by modern architecture and fine dining. The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is a highlight, showcasing cutting-edge art in its stunning building beside Boston's harbor. And, of course, no trip to South Boston is complete without a visit to South Boston's Broadway – the cultural heart of the neighborhood. With a collection of beloved eateries and pubs, you can't help but feel the pulse of Southie.

Nearby Attractions

Within a few steps from South Boston, several attractions beckon the curious traveler. The South Bay retail complex has endless shopping opportunities, while the Innovation and Design Building dazzles with its art galleries and design studios. Meanwhile, the nearby Seaport District offers an endless palette of culinary experiences and modern architectural marvels, with venues like the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion hosting a range of performances, art shows, and events.


Plan your Boston tour With Boston Sightseeing

When you're ready to explore the city beyond South Boston, a must-do is to board the Boston Sightseeing double-decker bus. These tours provide a flexible way to see the city's top landmarks, like the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, and Fenway Park, with the added benefit of guided narration, insights, and a hop-on-hop-off feature. The convenience and insight these tours offer can't be overstated, making them an instrumental part of your Boston itinerary.

Our Tour Packages

Single Ride Pass

Single Ride Pass

$37.00

Explore Boston in 80 Minutes
  • City Tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

Hop-On Hop-Off All Day

$43.00

Boston City Sightseeing Tour
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Tour
  • Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

$58.00

Hop-0n Hop-Off - Boston & Cambridge Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

$89.00

City Tour Highlights With 2 Days Pass
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 2 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Night Tour

Night Tour

$43.00

Boston's Vibrant Evening Tour
  • City tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 75 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour

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