The Green Monster! Inscrutable dialects! Entire city blocks where people talk 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. 

Favorite places and handy guides to Boston and local events

See students' favorite places and Boston and Beyond. For some geographical context, see where Wellesley and other local colleges are located in this New England map.

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 | 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

Boston is a major sports town. It's hard to live in the Boston area and not check out a game: Red Sox baseball | Celtics basketball | Patriots football | Bruins hockey | New England Revolution soccer. Also the Boston Marathon; one of the greatest traditions on campus is the Wellesley "Scream Tunnel" the halfway point for the runners, alongside the Wellesley campus.

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. See also Five Ways into Boston.