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Seaport Sites and Bites

Underwater until about the 1800s, the Seaport district has seen plenty of changes. Today, after a complete restoration of the neighborhood, the Seaport has become a busy Boston hotspot. We’ve compiled a list of the best sites and bites the Seaport has to offer to make the most out of your next trip to Boston’s newest neighborhood.

The Institute of Contemporary Art

Site: The Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art is not only known for its art within the museum, but its architecture as well. The all-glass and metal building creates an iconic presence along the Boston waterfront, capturing the exciting and modern feel the Seaport district brings to the city. Inside the museum, visitors can find a variety of visual art exhibitions featuring leading contemporary and emerging artists.  The museum also provides visitors with a multi-purpose theater, a bookstore, a restaurant and educational workshops.

Barking Crab restaurant on pier
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Bite: The Barking Crab

Even through the many changes the Seaport district has undergone the past few decades, The Barking Crab has held steady—this year it’s celebrating its 25th anniversary in Boston. This popular Seaport spot is where many go to grab traditional New England seafood—choose from clam chowder, local oysters, lobster rolls, and plenty of crab options of course.  The tent-covered patio makes The Barking Crab the perfect place to enjoy warm weather, Boston Harbor views, and authentic seafood.

people swinging on the lawn
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Site: The Lawn on D

Beginning as an experimental event landscape, this 2.7 acre outdoor space draws visitors from all over the city and is now a Seaport must-see. Stop by and hop on the iconic LED light swings, challenge a friend to a game of bocce, ping-pong, corn-hole, or Jenga, or grab a drink at the bar. The Lawn on D also hosts a variety of special events featuring live music, arts, and more.

Seating area in restaurant
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Bite: Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

Lolita’s gothic inspired restaurant features bright red chandeliers, a skull-covered ceiling, and striking artwork to create an unmatched dining experience. The swanky vibe of the restaurant is perfectly complemented by its unforgettable menu: indulge in delicious Mexican-inspired dishes like blackened mahi mahi tacos, grilled street corn, or carne asada. After you’ve satisfied your Mexican craving, tend to your sweet tooth and end off the meal with complimentary cotton candy.

vats of beer
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Site: Harpoon Brewery

Stop by the Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall, and get an inside look at the brewing process through a guided tour. As part of the tour, visitors will be offered a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers along with warm handmade pretzels. The brewery also hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year to celebrate beer and its long history and culture.

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