Boston

Bridge to Cambridge
Park Street Subway
Newbury Street
Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA)
Beacon Hill
Boston Public Garden
Charles River
Faneuil Hall

The Green Monster! Inscrutable dialects! Entire city blocks where people talk freely of Habermas and nanostructures! Buskers! Nightclubs! Sailboats!

Food from many lands! Well curated used clothing shops! Foreign language bookstores! 250,000 students! The past! The future! And all of it is but 12 miles (about 35 minutes) away.

Handy Guides to Boston and Local Events

Need recommendations for fun destinations? The best places to have a romantic dinner? Best Italian restaurant in the North End? Need a haircut? Citysearch has fun lists of the top places to frequent in Boston. Check out Improper Bostonian and Universal Hub, which collect bits of blogs and city news, and "TIME Travel's" Boston: 10 Things to Do.

Tourist Attractions

Even if you have lived here all of your life, it’s still fun to explore tourist attractions such as Boston Common, Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, and The Freedom Trail. To get oriented, you can't beat the classic Boston Duck Tours! Boston is also home to more than 100 museums and galleries including the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the ICA.

Transportation to Boston and Cambridge

The Senate Bus or MIT Exchange Bus will easily get you in and out of the city from the Wellesley College campus. Don't worry, you won't be stranded when you get there. The Boston public transportation system, also known as the T, will take you anywhere you need to go.

Boston Sports

Boston is a major sports town. It's hard to live in the Boston area and not check out a Boston Red Sox game, or catch the Celtics, Patriots, Bruins, or the New England Revolution. One of the greatest traditions on campus is the Wellesley Scream Tunnel! Wellesley College is the halfway point for the Boston Marathon.

Students' Favorites

Check out more on Wellesley students exploring the Boston scene. Students list some of their favorite things to do in Boston and Cambridge. See also Boston and Beyond.
 

Students say


I feel as though I get the best of both worlds here: I can easily access all that Boston has to offer in terms of cultural activities, recreation, and meeting students from other schools in the area. Still, I can always come back to Wellesley, away from the city crowds.

 


Boston is a fantastic city if you love live music. I've been going to shows for four years and I doubt I've hit even a fraction of the venues in the city.

moriah
If you're a sports fan, Boston is your town. The possibilities—from collegiate to professional —are endless.