South End

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

Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience South End
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 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
Popular mentions

4.5
43 reviews
Excellent
19
Very good
22
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,134 contributions
Historic District
Mar. 2021
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,134 contributions
Historic District
Jan. 2020
This has long been one of the most interesting and hip areas in town. Full of historic buildings and very central, so it has become completely gentrified, Was not that way once, several decades ago when there was crime. But now, very cool.
Written June 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

john b
Valparaiso, IN772 contributions
Love this area, very "hip"
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We walked through the area on the way for ice cream. Beautiful old housing. Area was full of young people ( 25-35). Was told that it's expensive to live there but not nearly as much as the north side of the highway.
Many restaurants that were over the top on design.
Worth a walk around if you have a few extra hours.
Stop at FoMu for ice cream...vegan.
Written August 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sabrina
Boston, MA39 contributions
A peaceful, musical part of Boston.
Sep. 2018 • Family
The South End is a cutesy little area of Victorian row houses, great architecture, and music shops at every nook and cranny. My sister and I were able to get a lot of scenic photographs of the nature around us and really appreciate the city when it is quiet. Would recommend!
Written September 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark42139
New York City, NY1,398 contributions
Nice Area
Aug. 2018 • Couples
This is an interesting and very nice neighborhood. It's neat to contrast it with the North End and to compare the 2 neighborhoods.
Written August 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,773 contributions
Pleasant stroll
Mar. 2018 • Family
The South End of Boston is full of neat, nicely kept Victorian row houses. A stroll along Clarendon Street from Copley Square is particularly enjoyable.
Written March 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tinashenzhen
shenzhen116 contributions
Nice Area for an Evening Stroll
Jul. 2017
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

buzzy-10
Boston, MA127 contributions
Exciting new area discovery in Boston
Jul. 2017
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

debiew250
Lilburn, GA23 contributions
"Spend some time in the South End"
Apr. 2017
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jbfal1
Melbourne, Australia372 contributions
A great place to spend a week
Jul. 2016
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 32
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about South End

We recommend booking South End tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 4 South End tours on Tripadvisor