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Find South Boston apartments

Known locally as "Southie," South Boston is a vibrant Irish American neighborhood that's perfect for Boston apartments. The neighborhood offers an authentic feel of the city, complete with retro diners and taverns mixed with Italian eateries and innovative gourmet dining. South Boston boasts an array of attractions as well, including the Boston Fire Museum, Seaport Boulevard, and Fort Independence, a 17th-century fort that protected the city from threats in the harbor. The neighborhood is also home to the majority of Boston's beaches for a relaxing day by the water. When you stay in South Boston, you'll enjoy an exciting mix of tradition and modern culture for a memorable experience.

Activities

Activities and attractions in South Boston

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes South Boston a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • F1 Boston (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (15 mi / 24.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of South Boston

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, South Boston is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Common (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Columbus Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Castle Island (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around South Boston

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 12.4 mi (20 km) away.