A beginner’s guide to Boston Reply

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Fenway Park is one of Boston’s greatest and most historical sites and offers tours year-round. Photo by Krista DeJulio

Living 20 minutes from one of the most historical, and young-spirited cities in America is a blessing for college students. Boston is known as the Walking City and for good reason. It’s easy to walk from Fenway Park to the North End, to the harbor. It’s fun to bar hop, find a new museum, or to just take a walk and find something new.

Breweries – For those who are 21+, enjoy an afternoon sipping craft beer at one of Boston’s multiple breweries. Harpoon, Samuel Adams, and Trillium are among Boston’s most popular and offer tastings, tours, and shopping, and are easily accessible.

Fenway Park – What would Boston be without the Red Sox, or Fenway Park? With only two months until opening day, take a one-hour tour of Fenway. The tours of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” are offered year-round, letting visitors sit atop the Green Monster, and learn about the legends who played there.

Observatories – Boston University’s Coit Observatory, open to the public every Wednesday night, is great for those who love space to come and observe the night sky. The observatory is free and opens at 7:30 p.m. during the winter months. The Skywalk Observatory atop the Prudential Center, is a different sensation than BU’s astronomy tower. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., it offers a view of Boston’s skyline instead of the night sky. A guided tour pinpoints historical and cultural aspects of the city.

Entertainment Venues – There are countless entertainment halls to choose from spanning from Allston and Brighton, to Boston, and Cambridge. House of Blues (Boston), Paradise Rock Club (Allston), and The Sinclair (Cambridge) are some of the most frequented and popular venues in the city, hosting concerts most nights out of the month. For big names in comedy, visit the Wilbur or Orpheum Theatres (both in Boston), and for local laughs spanning into the late night, there’s Improv Asylum, ImprovBoston (both in Cambridge), and Laugh Boston (North End).

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