The Charles River as seen from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Living in Boston

Boston is a vibrant city that attracts a diverse group of students and young professionals. The city is large enough to offer the resources and modern conveniences of a metropolitan area, yet small enough to discover by foot in just a day or two. Each neighborhood in the Boston area has its own personality and something unique to offer. Time away from your studies is the perfect opportunity to explore the rich history, art and architecture, cultural events, and world renown sports teams of Boston.

Be sure to check out this video on the different neighborhoods in and around Boston.

Below are some of the many offerings to explore:


The Freedom Trail

Museum of African American History

Lexington and Concord

4th of July Fireworks on the Esplanade

Culture and Music

Boston Lyric Opera

BU School of Fine Arts

Boston Symphony

Handel and Haydn Society

House of Blues

Orpheum Theater

**The Arts Initiative offers information about all things artistic and cultural happening in Boston, as well as details about student memberships and discounts to local museums and concert halls.

First year PA students on Boston Harbor cruise


Boston Red Sox

Boston Bruins

Boston Celtics

New England Patriots

Head of the Charles

Boston Beanpot Hockey Tournament


First year PA students at a Red Sox game.