Things to Do in Boston

One of the best parts about studying in Boston is the host of exciting activities the city has to offer, from historic sites and museums to entertainment, dining, and shopping. Below, you can find some of CELOP students’ favorite ways to spend their leisure time.

Boston Neighborhoods

Boston is known for its diverse collection of interesting and distinctive neighborhoods, from Cambridge to Southie to Jamaica Plain. Over the years, BU Today, the University’s daily news website, has profiled many sections of the city, always with the BU community in mind. All the neighborhoods are within easy access to campus by foot or public transportation.

Boston is filled with famous and enriching museums and other educational entertainment. Some of our most famous are:

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Boston is great city for shopping and is home to many well-known shopping districts. Start with the ones below.

  • The Prudential Center is a complex of buildings joined on the inside. The Prudential Center consists of upscale department stores, hotels, food courts, and other retail stores.
  • Newbury Street is one of Boston’s most known streets, made up of eight blocks filled with shopping, salons, boutiques, fine dining, and more. It’s the place to be with something for everyone.
  • Faneuil Hall is located near the waterfront in Boston’s Government Center and has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. In 2008, Faneuil Hall was rated number 4 in America’s 25 Most Visited Tourist Sites by Forbes Traveler.
  • The Wrentham Village Premium Outlets are one of Boston’s largest outlet shopping centers just 35 minutes south of Boston. Here you can find designer stores, sportswear, jewelry, home goods, luggage, food, and more.