10 Best Things to Do in Boston’s Seaport District

Sep 09, 2021

Boston Seaport Night View

Boston’s Seaport District is home to some of the city’s best attractions, events, and coastal views. From museums and parks to shopping centers and breweries, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling part of the city.


While there are endless opportunities for fun in the district, we’ve compiled 10 of the best things to do in Seaport to narrow things down for your next trip. Whether you choose to try one or all, you’re sure to have a great time.

1. One Seaport

If you want to go on a shopping spree or find some entertainment for the entire family, One Seaport is your one-stop shop for it all. The mall has the highest concentration of retail space in the Seaport District with everything from stores and restaurants to fitness centers and entertainment experiences (a trip to the movies anyone?). 

2. City Cruises

Many Boston harbor cruises leave from the Seaport District. Company’s offer romantic dinner cruises, day-time harbor tours, whale watches, and even excursions to the islands sitting just offshore. 

3. Harpoon Brewery

The Seaport District is home to some of Boston’s best breweries, including Harpoon Brewery and Beer Garden. This is one of the largest breweries in the area that serves fresh brews and offers weekly events and fun festivals you shouldn’t miss if you’re in the city.

4. Boston Children’s Museum

There’re plenty of kid-friendly activities in the area as well. The Boston Children’s Museum is the perfect place to spend a rainy day with your kids or help keep them engaged during your stay. If you are traveling with kids, make sure to search for a family-friendly hotel in Seaport before your stay to make the experience a breeze.


5. The Institute of Contemporary Art

The Boston Seaport District also has a bustling art scene. The Institute of Contemporary Art has new and modern exhibits that you shouldn’t miss. The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM.

6. The Lawn On D

To soak up the outdoors, make sure to visit The Lawn On D for live music events, lawn games, food, drinks, and more! The entire family will enjoy this interactive outdoor space while the scenic swings are the perfect place to snap a group picture.

7. Martin’s Park

Let the kids burn off some energy at Martin’s Park. The park is an inclusive play space for children of all ages and abilities to have fun and explore while out in nature. It’s also located conveniently right outside the Boston Children’s Museum. 

8. Fan Pier

Take in the waterfront views with a stroll on Fan Pier. This is one of the East Coast’s most coveted waterfront sites and a testament to outdoor architecture.

9. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum 

History lovers will enjoy a dramatic and engaging reenactment of this historic American event. Live actors, interactive exhibits, and full-scale 18-century sailing vessels all make the experience one you won’t soon forget.

10. Waterfront Restaurants

Of course, we can’t forget about the many waterfront restaurants that are also worth a stop. In the Seaport District, you’ll find everything from the freshest seafood, American classics, and mouth-watering Italian delicacies to indulge in.

Seaport Events

The Seaport District also hosts many weekly, seasonal, and annual events that can be fun for the entire family. And when it comes time to find a place to stay, you want to ensure you can get a good night’s sleep so you can be completely rested for the next day and all it has to offer.


Finding a Seaport Hotel is easy when you book with Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites. Both accommodations place you directly in the heart of the Seaport District and within walking distance of many of these great attractions. 


Book your next stay today and check out some of these best things to do in Boston Seaport’s District.

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