Seaport

Hip evolving district on the South Boston waterfront

Welcome to Seaport

Seaport is a hip evolving district on the South Boston waterfront. This thriving neighborhood features trendy shopping, vibrant bars, and chic restaurants overlooking the harbor. Seaport is also home to upscale hotels, offices, coworking spaces, and the harborfront cultural and events spaces the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The Seaport District was developed on land reclaimed from the harbor in the late 19th century. Seaport was originally an industrial area that largely fell into disuse by the mid-20th century. The 21st century has seen Seaport transformed with tens of billions of dollars invested in new construction projects. Seaport’s revitalization began with a new I-93 and I-90 interchange and an MBTA Silver Live commuter rail stop, making the neighborhood easily accessible from Logan Airport and Downtown Boston. Housing options in this exciting new district include sleek high-rise condominium towers with stylish living spaces and stunning skyline views.

What to Love

  • Hip evolving district

  • Recently-built luxury condominiums

  • Seafood restaurants

  • Arts and cultural venues

People & Lifestyle

The Seaport District is a dynamic modern neighborhood offering a contemporary work/live/play lifestyle. The area is teeming with things to see and do, from upscale seafood restaurants to art galleries, performance venues, and recreation on the water. Excellent transportation links mean Seaport is within easy reach of anywhere else in Boston.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

This vibrant waterfront district has plenty of options for fresh seafood dining. Legal Harborside has three floors offering different dining experiences with great views over Boston Harbor. Floor one is an unpretentious seafood market offering up to 14 varieties of oysters from a raw bar and other seafood dishes prepared in an open kitchen. Floor two is an elegant white tablecloth dining room with an outdoor patio. Here, you can pair seafood dishes with an extensive selection of aperitif cocktails and international premium wines. Floor three is a rooftop lounge with a fireplace that provides unbeatable views of the Boston skyline. 

Yankee Lobster is a no-frills market where you can pick up live lobsters and other fresh seafood to either take home or enjoy on-site. Mastro’s Ocean Club, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ocean Prime, and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse are all fine choices for high-quality surf and turf, serving succulent prime steaks and delicious seafood towers and platters. 

Woods Hill Pier 4 offers refined farm-to-table dining on the waterfront. All meals at Woods Hill are prepared using locally reared and ethically raised meat and other organic seasonal ingredients. Chickadee also utilizes fresh seasonal ingredients for its creative Mediterranean-influenced menu and innovative cocktails. You can also enjoy Greek meze, wines, and cocktails at Committee, authentic Italian cuisine at Tuscan Kitchen, and unlimited sushi plus other pan-Asian dishes at Empire. The rooftop Outlook Kitchen and Bar at The Envoy Hotel offers Cuban-influenced takes on New American cooking. 

This lively district is packed with fun places to hang out at night, including craft beer breweries such as Trillium Garden. One Seaport is a premier shopping area with many retailers. Some Seaport’s entertainment options include bowling and other games at Kings, movies at Showplace Icon Theatre, and partying in style at opulent nightclub The Grand.

Things to Do

The Institute of Contemporary Art is a major landmark on the Harborwalk. Since it opened in 2006, the ICA has been one of Boston’s most popular museums. Exhibits inside feature a wide range of contemporary art in various forms. 

Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater on the Boston Harbor that sees regular performances from top musical acts. Acts to have played at the Pavilion in the past include Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, James Brown, B.B. King, Britney Spears, and Billie Eilish. 

Fitness instructors from premier gyms and training facilities offer free outdoor workouts between May and October for Seaport Sweat

The Boston Harborwalk runs through Seaport on its 43-mile route along the Boston shoreline. This mixed-use trail is a great way to explore Boston on foot or by bike. Cruises also depart from Seaport and offer gorgeous views of the Boston skyline and the city’s waterfront landmarks.

Schools

Boston Seaport is served by the Boston Public School District.