South End

South End, Boston: Address, Phone Number, South End Reviews: 4.5/5

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Neighborhood: South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
How to get there
  • Shawmut • 5 min walk
  • Union Park St • 6 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,455 contributions
This is one of the older neighborhoods in town and much of the old architecture has been preserved. So find a walking tour and wander around. It's not too big and is safe, in spite of a sketchy past. Full of Yuppies now.
Written April 22, 2021
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buzzy-10
Boston, MA130 contributions
I am not a city person but the south end is just great. Beautiful old churches, food restaurants on every corner, theater on Tremont Street.
I was in Blackstone Square the other night and they had a six piece horn section band that was great. During the day the square is a walking park for dogs. Popular eatery Flour is right next door to the park. Not as busy as the North End but just as nice.
Written July 14, 2017
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tinashenzhen
shenzhen116 contributions
We walk this area almost every time that we fly into Boston. I prefer walking this district in the evening (no matter the weather). The shops may be closed but the windows are usually charming, the pubs and restaurants are plentiful and the atmosphere has always struck me as romantic even more so with a light dusting of snow. If you are not sure footed and accustomed to city walking, skip the stilettos. Many of the roads, sections of walkways and stoops are not uniform, cobbles, granite or all of the above!
Written July 14, 2017
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debiew250
Lilburn, GA23 contributions
Tremont Street is a gem! Great restaurants, shops, beautiful churches and more. Stayed near the Prudential Tower on Huntington and was a short walk. Spent a lot of time in the South End this visit because of the 2017 Marathon activities -- but a must visit anytime you are Boston.
Written April 22, 2017
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Anialyz
Boston, MA108 contributions
This is such a cute, neighborhood, the food is good in some restaurants! Check the reviews first if is authentic, because the second restaurant I visited the food was just not authentic (Olive garden is better)! I can't remember the name but just do a little research as the food can be quite pricey.

Have fun!
Written March 23, 2016
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jbfal1
Melbourne, Australia372 contributions
While in Boston for a week on business, I chose to stay in south end as it was still easy to get everywhere I needed, but was outside of the busy downtown.
Written August 17, 2016
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glittertravel
Florida307 contributions
Couples
Our first time staying in this area and it is so wonderful. It is quiet yet packed with wonderful restaurants, bars, architecture, art galleries, etc... I had way too much fun!
Written August 15, 2016
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Sandra V
Margate43 contributions
One of our road trip stops, was really nice. Loved the old streets. The buildings are so different compared to South Florida, love them bricks. Recommend.
Written July 14, 2016
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,307 contributions
Friends
One of the posh places in Boston. Good place to visit for window shopping and checking out the galleries in olde Boston. Cobblestone streets, brownstones, great restaurants. Fun place to explore.
Written May 23, 2016
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M H
Northern Virginia, VA823 contributions
Couples
My husband and I stayed at a B&B in the South End, so we had the area to explore for a full four days. We loved the cobblestone streets, brownstone homes and buildings, eclectic mix of fun and funky shops and restaurants, as well as a good, solid offering of grocery and pharmacy stores. We walked for two miles one day and discovered quite a selection of Asian food stores. We weren't sure if we had walked out of Suth Boston into China town, but if so, they are closely connected. We found we were able to take long walks along streets that felt neighborly friendly.
While Beacon Hill, Cambridge, and some of the city center spots have their high points and special points, I enjoyed staying in what felt like a friendly neighborhood surrounded by the amenities of a large city.
Written December 13, 2015
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