Boston’s changed a lot since AFP was last there in 2011. Sure, it still has its iconic attractions like Faneuil Hall, the Freedom Trail, Boston Common and Fenway Park but there’s plenty of new and unique things to do around the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the South Boston Waterfront neighborhood. Here’s just a few of them.
Transport Back to the Revolution
The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum explores the event that helped to start the American Revolution. Explore, learn and discover the history of the Sons of Liberty and this important piece in American history.
Discover the Latest Art Trends
The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston displays the latest visual and performing arts in a building that’s as contemporary as the exhibits itself.
Boston locals are raving about all the restaurants popping up on the Waterfront and they’re right to be so excited! Fans of Mexican food will love Temazcal while those with a craving for Italian food should check out Nebo. Other fan favorites include the Mediterranean centric Chickadee and the City Tap-Boston. Looking for classic New England fare? Make sure to check out The Union Oyster House, The Barking Crab, or the No Name Restaurant to experience the quintessential lobster roll and clam chowder.
Pick Up Some Handcrafted Works of Art
Nearly 300 artists of all kinds live and work in studios in the Fort Point section of the South Boston Waterfront. The Society of Arts and Crafts and the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery are great places to look for local Boston artwork.
Down a Pint of the Local Brew
Two highly rated craft breweries have set up shop in the South Boston Waterfront area. The Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall offers a full selection of Harpoon beers straight from the source. Trillium Brewing Company opened a restaurant and brewery in the fall of 2018 allowing you to sample their array of beers.
There's a Second "World's Largest" Event in Boston
AFP 2019 coincides with the 55th Head of the Charle's Regatta, the largest 2-day rowing event in the world. Join spectators at multiple sites along the river and catch some of the action.