While South Boston may have experienced gentrification in recent years, it still maintains its old time pride as a tight-knit community. Long-time residents and newbies alike carry on the great Southie spirit. South Boston offers miles of beaches and waterfront parks, in addition to museums, good eats, and the ever famous annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
South Boston Attractions
This great center empowers local youth with an intensive art program and teaches them skills pertinent in business. The youth create and sell their own artwork, many commissioned by the clients. Aside from its obvious appeal to art lovers, the building that houses Artists for Humanity is a real treat to explore and learn more in depth about. Achieving the highest levels of sustainability, it received the very impressive LEED Platinum certification and was named as one of the Top Ten Green Buildings in the country.
Cruise Boston Harbor for unprecedented views of the Boston skyline. Get your groove on a Summer Music Cruise, featuring live acts and entertaining radio personalities. If you’re more of a foodie than a groovy, you’ll love the USS Constitution Turnaround Cruise, where you’ll enjoy a full lunch, complete with dessert.
This unique museum takes a hands-on approach to education. The Boston Children’s Museum is a great for the whole family. Here you can explore and learn about science, the arts, literacy, the environment, cultures, and more. Fun for kids and adults alike.
A sprawling 22 acres of parks, beaches, and a large playground, Castle Island gives tourist opportunity to tour Fort Independence, a granite star fort used to defend Boston. Boasting superb views of Boston Harbor and Logan Airport, many hang out here to airplane watch, while enjoying the calming waters of the harbor.
Okay beer lovers, step into heaven as you tour Harpoon Brewery! See how your favorite nectar is created and enjoy tastings as you tour this innovative facility. You’ll get an intimate view of the brewing process and enjoy a full range of freshly brewed beer. These tours are very popular, so it’s best to get tickets early.
South Boston Hotels
Whether here for business or pleasure, you’ll love the great service hotels of South Boston offer. The following is a list of local South Boston hotels
South Boston Parking Advice
In most areas of South Boston, Resident Permit Parking is in effect. However, in many sections these rules are only in effect Monday through Thursday from 6pm-10am and Friday from 12:01am to 10am. Pay close attention to all posted parking signs, because these timelines can vary. There are a limited number of visitor spaces, although they also have a two-hour limit, so it’s best to find parking in a paid garage or lot, so as to avoid a $40 ticket.
South Boston Parking Resources
- SpotHero – book discounted South Boston parking in lots and garages online
- Caught In Southie – South Boston’s neighborhood magazine answers insider questions about South Boston parking
- ParkMe – compare South Boston garage parking rates and reserve a spot
- City of Boston – learn about South Boston resident parking permits and South Boston parking freezes
- Craigslist – view listing for South Boston parking options
- Yelp – read customer reviews of South Boston parking garages
- ParkingSpotter.com – find South Boston parking in lots, garages and private driveways
- BestParking.com – compare parking rates in South Boston parking lots and garages
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