Discovering Boston

massachusetts statehouseAs a BU Law student, you'll be part of a city whose professional and cultural breadth will expand your horizons. Long-recognized as the country's academic capital, Boston offers one of the world's greatest settings for advanced study. Its unique blend of educational, cultural, financial and high-tech scientific activity attracts thousands of students and scholars each year from all over the world.

Voted one of America's most desirable cities to live in, Boston presents a charming urban personality, unique in the way it blends the old with the new.

See what our JD student bloggers have to say about living in this major hub for government, business, health care, education, and more.

Learn about the Boston area's various neighborhoods.

Here's a sampling of what Boston has to offer

Rich history including the Freedom Trail, Old North Church, U.S.S. Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument and The Paul Revere House

World-renowned museums, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, John F. Kennedy Museum and New England Aquarium

Live music, from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops to pubs, jazz clubs and street performers on Boston Common

Broadway shows in the Theatre District, improv and dinner theater, Shakespeare in the Park and classical masterpieces of the Boston Lyric Opera

Sporting events, from Red Sox baseball games to the thrill of the Boston Marathon and the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta

World-class restaurants of all descriptions offering every kind of cuisine from every part of the globe

Shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market or trendy Newbury Street, which feature fashion, boutiques, salons, galleries and antiques

Beaches to the north and south, including the famous shores of Cape Cod, and the mountains of New Hampshire for hiking and skiing