Located adjacent to the North End is Boston's Waterfront neighborhood, where our city's rich history began. One of the most recognized landmarks in Boston, the Rowes Wharf building, is located here in the Waterfront. Famous for its large arch that opens to the marina, this complex is home to many restaurants, shops, townhomes, offices, and the Boston Harbor Hotel. Also located in the Waterfront neighborhood are the Boston Children's Museum, the Boston Aquarium, and the Boston Tea Party museum. Many of Boston's land and sea tours originate in the Waterfront area, close to the Boston Aquarium.
In 1976 Boston's Waterfront Park opened, creating a green space that acted as an extension of Quincy Market to the Waterfront. This park spurred more renewal initiatives in the area and ever since, the Waterfront has thrived in both commercial and residential development. Since the completion of the “Big Dig” the Rose Kennedy Greenway runs next to the Waterfront neighborhood.
Boston's Seaport District, also referred to as "Fort Point", is an up-and-coming neighborhood with a rich history. This area has seen an explosion of both residential and commercial space in recent years, with many new restaurants and shops vying for an ideal location. The additions of the new Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) have brought with them an influx in new hotels and restaurants. Liberty Wharf, a new development in the Seaport, offered 70,000 square feet of retail space to such places as Legal Seafood, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grille, and Del Frisco's. The Bank of America Pavilion and Harpoon Brewery draw crowds to this area as well, with many concerts and festivals happening all year round. The MBTA Silver Line runs through the Seaport District, offering visitors and residents alike an easy mode of transportation to and from the city.