South End
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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
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Bordered by the Back Bay, Chinatown and Roxbury neighborhoods, trendy eateries, galleries, art studios and home decor shops are located here. This neighborhood has beautifully restored Victorian houses in and around the area.
Written December 1, 2023
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Travel R
Rochester, MN1,712 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Interesting historical architecture. A significant amount do red brick and you can kind see where old meets new and how they blend.
Written July 2, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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john b
Valparaiso, IN863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Sabrina
Boston, MA40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,656 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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tinashenzhen
shenzhen116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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buzzy-10
Boston, MA134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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