Find the Best Things to Do in Seaport District

Boston Local Expert

About Seaport District

Photo courtesy of Dave Levy

Once a barren waterfront packed with parking lots, a few businesses and an old school restaurant or two, The Seaport District is now the hottest section of the city! This seaside section of "Southie", has finally been enhanced by developers who have brought, and continue to bring, some of the Boston's best to the area.

A stroll along the Harborwalk will show you the new side of Seaport. Spend the entire day in this small section of the city starting with a Harborwalk Stroll. Make stops along the way: enjoy an exhibit at the ICA, go for a cruise on the Spirit of Boston, eat at one of the many restaurants that call the Seaport home or catch a show at the Hatch Shell. 

See & Do

Pop into the ICA for a contemporary thrill, a modern performance or for those who are not art enthusiasts, a good laugh. The ICA is an eclectic mix of art that tantalizes the senses and really makes you think. In addition to the interesting mix of artwork, the ICA has an amazing performance hall that puts on some of the more interesting shows in the city. Be sure to stop into the store on your way out, because there are some pretty cool purchases you can make that are more than just silly keepsakes. 


Many restaurants have recently moved into the Seaport District and most are quite good, but a day here is not complete unless you stop at Legal Harborside Floor 1 to eat. This casual eatery located in Liberty Wharf serves up some of the best Legal fare I've found. Enjoy a window side table and watch the water-world go by as you sip on sensational cocktails and dine on fresh, well prepared seafood. If you're lucky, maybe you can come via boat, their are dock spots available for a water arrival.


More outdoor dining (with an actual view) lives here than anywhere else in Boston. Whiskey Priest has a rooftop patio that boasts an amazing look at Boston Harbor. They also happen to serve some sensational drinks. It's often packed and for good reason, this waterfront venue is ideal fro those finishing a tough day at the office or kicking back with a few after exploring. 


Boston's Seaport Hotel sits in the center of this bustling neighborhood and caters to guests every whim. A good choice for a good night's sleep, but also  the perfect place to drink and eat. Boasting a restaurant that serves food worth eating, and a bar that makes cocktails worth drinking, you won't have to go far to find fine food and drink.