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: Fun lists of the top places to frequent in Boston
Improper Bostonian and Universal Hub: Bits of blogs and city news 
Boston: 10 Things to Do in "TIME Travel"

Tourist Attractions

Even if you have lived here all of your life, it’s still fun to explore tourist attractions: 
Boston Common
Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market
The Freedom Trail
Boston Duck Tours

Boston is also home to more than 100 museums and galleries including: 
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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 game: 
Red Sox
Celtics
Patriots 
Bruins
New England Revolution

Boston Marathon: One of the greatest traditions on campus is the Wellesley Scream Tunnel! Wellesley College is the halfway point for the runners. 

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.