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Dorchester

Get to know the vibrant, inclusive and diverse neighborhood of Dorchester! From Upham's Corner to Ashmont, Fields Corner to Four Corners, Dorchester offers bustling commercial districts alongside public parks, beautiful murals and ethnic cuisine, including some of the best Vietnamese and Caribbean food in Boston.

Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over 6 square miles. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated from Dorchester, England in 1630. Boston's largest neighborhood by far, is today sometimes nicknamed "Dot" by its residents. 
 

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Experience Dorchester.

Explore Dorchester, Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood and home to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & MuseumFranklin Park Zoo, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US  Senate and Commonwealth Museum. As you explore, you'll discover delicious restaurants such as 224 Boston Street Restaurant, dbar, and the Freeport Tavern.

WHERE TO EAT IN DORCHESTER

dbar

dbar is Dorchester's premiere destination for fine dining, delicious cocktails and exciting nightlife.

The Pearl Seafood Bar and Grill

Enjoy Southern hospitality with city sophistication at The Pearl at South Bay, a contemporary seafood grill and raw bar on District Avenue at South Bay. The Pearl is committed to a high-quality culinary experience serving handmade cocktails from a patio-accessible bar. District...

Shanti Restaurant

The word “Shanti” means peace in Sanskrit. Shanti hopes to transport its guests to a more peaceful place with both the ambiance and the cuisine. At Shanti, diners will find more than Indian cuisine where they can also indulge in Bangladishi style cooking known as Bhuna. We offer...

Venezia Waterfront Restaurant & Banquet Facility

Fine European cuisine and attentive, professional servers await your arrival. Venezia Waterfront Restaurant can accommodate groups up to 100 people for all occasions. Private rooms available for groups of 50 people or more. Our waterfront Ballroom can accommodate groups up to 400...

TOP THINGS TO DO IN DORCHESTER

Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo, a 72-acre site nestled within Boston's historic Franklin Park, is operated and managed by Zoo New England. Conservation is the cornerstone of Zoo New England's mission, and we are committed to preserving and protecting the incredible biodiversity of this planet...

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

The JFK Library is temporarily closed due to ongoing public health and safey concerns. Step back into the recreated world of the early 1960s and experience first hand the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Period settings from the White House and 25 multimedia exhibits...

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

The Kennedy Institute is open for pre-booked tours and programs. Visit the Institute Experience democracy at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. As soon as you step inside the Institute, you are greeted as a U.S. Senator. You’ll interact with a variety...

Commonwealth Museum

The Commonwealth Museum brings history alive through exhibits and educational programs. Changing exhibits interpret artifacts and documents that illuminate Massachusetts history.

dbar

dbar is Dorchester's premiere destination for fine dining, delicious cocktails and exciting nightlife.

Venezia Waterfront Restaurant & Banquet Facility

Fine European cuisine and attentive, professional servers await your arrival. Venezia Waterfront Restaurant can accommodate groups up to 100 people for all occasions. Private rooms available for groups of 50 people or more. Our waterfront Ballroom can accommodate groups up to 400...

Where to Stay IN DORCHESTER

Comfort Inn Boston

A 132-room hotel offering complimentary continental breakfast, shuttle service to subway stations and Logan, as well as onsite parking.

DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Bayside

The DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Bayside is Boston's premier choice for hotel accommodations. Located off I-93 adjacent to the MBTA Red Line, we offer complimentary shuttle service to Logan International Airport and downtown Boston - just minutes away. Our 197 beautifully...

Ramada Boston

The Ramada Boston offers a unique combination of lodging, dining and family entertainment. Overlooking the harbor, the Ramada boasts 174 tastefully decorated guest rooms. Dining is offered at The Old Phillips Old Colony House, Freeport Tavern and Pizano Cafe . Only 4 miles from...

University of Massachusetts Boston - Conference and Event Services

Residence Hall Summer Housing UMass Boston is pleased to offer comfortable, convenient, and affordable summer housing options for you or your group. Our residence halls are steps away from campus buildings, university conference and event space, and within walking distance to the...

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Boston Neighborhoods: Jamaica Plain, Roxbury & Dorchester

You think you know Boston, right? You’ve been here before, maybe you even went to school here. You and your friends hit up the nightlife in Faneuil Hall, or more recently in the Seaport, and you did

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GREAT DEALS

Our Great Deals offer specials, discounts and savings on: museums and attractions, tours, family fun and dining. 

Our Free Things To Do page includes free live music and theater, outdoor festivals, tours, family activities and more.

Discount Parking - Up to 50% off drive-up

Book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking...

Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston

Book in Advance and Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston. Book your travel early to get our...

Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified adult entree.

Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy

BosTix Deals! Save up to 50% off year-round on Greater Boston’s best theatre, music, dance, and...

Up to 55% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 55% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like New England Aquarium, Museum...

40% OFF: Ultimate Boston Self-Guided Walking Tours Bundle

This is the ultimate “must-do” package for a trip to Boston and New England. Buy the Boston Bundle...

10% Off Any Tour

Award-winning Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers food tours and chocolate tours in Boston,...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

We are welcoming visitors once again after reopening on September 4! And we now offer free admission...

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

Sushi Unlimted every Monday starting at 5pm - $32 Per person