Boston is the most European of US cities with a walkable vibrant urban center and public transportation. The area offers great opportunities for outdoor exploration, from Cape Cod beaches to New Hampshire mountains.
View our Boston guide to learn about all that Boston has to offer. Popular attractions include:
- Fenway Park
- Home to the legendary Boston Red Sox and considered America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park, near Kenmore Square, is a must-visit during your stay in Boston. Experience one of the region’s most historic attractions dating back to 1912. The stadium and its surroundings offer so much more than just baseball. In addition to the historic ballpark and its surrounding alleys, Fenway Park is at the center of the nightlife and bar scene on Lansdowne Street.
- Boston Common
- Known colloquially as “The Commons,” this 50-acre plot of greenery between Downtown, Beacon Hill and Back Bay stands out as a serene place to picnic, wander, and get lost in the midst of a major metropolitan area. Boston Common holds a rich history. It was established in 1634, making it America’s oldest city park (it predates America itself!) and was used as a cow pasture, a Revolutionary War camp, and a communal gathering place for protests and civic demonstrations.
- Freedom Trail
- The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. The trail is marked on sidewalks and cobblestone streets by a thick red stripe. The walk typically takes visitors an entire day to complete, so plan accordingly!
- The Esplanade and Hatch Shell
- The Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell is an outdoor concert venue located on the Charles River Esplanade in the Back Bay section of Boston. The Esplanade is a lovely walking path that takes visitors along the banks of the Charles River. There are bike and walking trails to explore and the Charles River Bistro is a great spot to grab a quick lunch.
GETTING TO NORTHEASTERN
Northeastern is located at 350 Huntington Ave, Boston. If you are taking public transportation campus can be accessed from the Green Line (Northeastern University stop) or the Orange Line (Ruggles stop).
If you are driving to campus click here for directions.