Suffolk University, located in Downtown Boston, is accessible to many leisure and hangout spots for the student looking to explore.
Boston is a world class city with such an amazing history that lies behind this city. There are a number of neighborhoods next to each other with its own special place within it. One can easily walk or take the subway from one place to another with ease. For first timers in Boston, here is a list of places to bring your friends in beantown.
1. Fenway Park
A 10 minute ride on the Green Line will take you to Boston’s green monster and the Boston Red Sox. This stadium is situated right near Downtown Boston with many colleges including Emmanuel college and Boston University nearby including shopping and restaurants to get in some leisure time. You can sit in the green monster wall or right behind the home plate. If you are a big fan, you can sit near 1st base in the hopes of catching a foul ball. The streets including the MBTA Green Line get congested on game day, so its best to avoid driving or the Green Line if you can.
2. Boston Common
Right down the street from the university lies the oldest park in the nation. Boston Common is a serene place to relax, study and hangout with your friends on a beautiful sunny day. Next door is the Public Garden where you can enjoy the swans and the nature including colorful flowers. You can take a ride on the swan boats for the cost of an admission ticket. The commons in the summer has a wading pool for the kids to cool off from the scorching heat. While in the winter, the pond is transformed into a skating rink. For the college student, they do college night where you show your college ID and get half-price admission to ice-skate. What a Deal! This is the area for all seasons with something to do.
Looking for something good to eat? But don’t want to spend a lot of time finding something cheap but delicious? Don’t want to spend money on surge pricing for Uber? Chinatown has cheap but some good food that is 10 to 15 minutes walking. There are a number of things like bubble tea and cream puffs, chinese pastries, Vietnamese noodles (Pho) and sandwiches (Banh Mi), dim sum, hot pot, traditional chinese dishes. Most places stay open until 11pm or midnight right when the last trains are about to leave the city. You’ve gotta visit on a Weekend Afternoon when the area is actively filled with people.
4. Newbury Street:
This street goes on for several blocks from the Public Garden all the way to Massachusetts Ave and Hynes Convention Center. It has good shipping for clothes and jewelry but it does get very expensive. An attraction for people to browse and see what is good to buy that is fashionable and very accessible. There are the fancy stores like Dior and Burberry and the affordable stores like H&M, Forever 21 and The North Face. In addition, outdoor patio restaurants are filled with people enjoying their meal while enjoying the sunny weather which can unexpectedly change in Boston. A famous Boston street filled with people enjoying the shopping.
5. Lawn on D Street:
Lawn on D street has put the modern twist of fun back into a city park. Right along Boston’s waterfront and right off the Red Line at Broadway, this place is great to both relax and have some fun on a sunny day. A playground that is fit for the kids, teens and adults.
However once the sun goes down, the park illuminates up to spectacular neon colors. Both day and night, there are food trucks to grab a bite from Boston’s best trucks that are mostly out during the weekday lunch hour. During the summer, there are weekday and weekend events, especially at night, from dance parties to reggae concerts. The park is only open during the summer, fall and spring seasons in addition only during dry weather. But in Boston the weather is always changing, however just wait and the forecast will be in your favor.