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south boston attractions

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south boston attractions

So ive found a few like christopher colubus park and the boston park which look excellent, will defo go for a walk .Quncey market place too looks good. But what else is there in that area.I dont think this is central boston so i need to find a little more out.

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1. Re: south boston attractions

Those sites are NOT in South Boston, they are in what you're calling Central Boston. We call that particular area the Waterfront.

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Check out this map of Boston neighborhoods to get a better idea of where South Boston and the South End are.

http://www.cityofboston.gov/neighborhoods/

Edited: 21 October 2011, 19:11
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The Waterfront is contiguous to , but different from the Seaport District. You will find that Boston is small and anything you want to see is easy to get to by foot or subway.

South Boston is largely a big residential neighborhood. There are really no tourist attractions there. The new and developing Seaport District is referred to as being in South Boston, but is really a very different area than the old residential South Boston.

To confuse you further, The South End is a different neighborhood from South Boston.

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Great map Phil!

The places most tourists want to be are located in the areas on that map labeled downtown, beacon hill, fenway/kenmore, south end, back bay, north end, chinatown, bay village and west end. Your hotel is in an area not even really marked on the map known as "the south boston waterfront" which, as others have mentioned, is a newer area with some new restaruants but no historical tourist attracactions.

Christopher Columbus park is a 'transitional area' between the Waterfront and the North End. It's a beautiful park, but it's a good 30+ minute walk frmo your hotel.

Is your hotel cancellable? If yes, hang onto it and look for bargains closer to the sites in the April-May-June timeframe. It sounds like you want to be at some place like Marriott Long Wharf or the InterContental ....

If it's not cancellable ... don't worry, it's workable.,

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When considering the Seaport District, people should keep in mind that the Institute for Contemporary Art is there, and that is a terrific attraction. Also, the Harborwalk is really nice, with superb views of the harbor and the skyline.

I don't disagree that this is not the most convenient location in Boston, but it deserves some props.

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You are about a five minute walk to Bay State Cruises which offers  day cruises to Provincetown (the tip of Cape Cod). The Westin Boston Waterfront (which we refer to as the Seaport District) is within walking distance to many restaurants including Salvatore's, Sam's , the new Legal  Harborside, the new Strega Waterfront,  Daily Catch etc. The ICA and Fan Pier are also very close to your hotel.  August is a nice time of year to stay in the Seaport area. This is an up and coming area and a great place to be in the summer.  Although, you are not in the heart of downtown or in the most desirable tourist area, the Boston HarborWalk and the Rose Kennedy Greenway are nice walks, if you are walkers, and you can walk in less than 30 minutes to the many tourist attractions that you are interested in, including, places like Quincy Market, North End, the Freedom Trail and Christopher Columbus Park. You are also close to Public Transportation via the Silver Line, if you prefer to public transportation instead of walking.

Enjoy!

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7. Re: south boston attractions

Yes we would walk thats no probs at all, we are fit enough for it lol. from what ive seen in pictures boston looks gorgeous and we are very much looking forward to being there.

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I love the walking the Boston Harborwalk. I spend a lot of time in this area during the summer. On Thursday nights the ICA is free. They sometimes offer free outdoor concerts on their back stairs. We occasionally picnic on the ICA's backstairs, since it over looks the Boston Harbor. We get our deli meats from nearby J. Pace & Sons, then chill on the ICA's backstairs. Fan Pier hosts special events during the summer, too.

In the summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel offers free concerts on Thursday nights and free outdoor movies on Friday nights. It is a nice take. You are also close to the Bank of America Pavillion which hosts outdoor concerts for a fee.

Enjoy!

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9. Re: south boston attractions

DurhamHazey, are you sure you just aren't going to end up in Orlando again next year? I know you're thinking about it.

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10. Re: south boston attractions

Since you are staying in th Seaport area and plan on walking around the waterfront don't miss some of the other parts of Boston. Make sure to visit the Public Garden, Boston Common and the Beacon Hill area, too. You might also would enjoy a Boston Duck Tour.

Enjoy!