Best of Boston

2018 Best Neighborhood Diversion, South Boston

Castle Island

There’s only one sign of spring that matters: opening day at Sullivan’s. Once Castle Island’s venerable concession stand starts slinging fried clams, we know it’ll soon be time to romp shoeless on the sandy shores of Pleasure Bay and wander the 184-year-old Fort Independence.

2010 Day Blvd., Boston, 617-727-5290,