Whether you’re visiting graduate or undergraduate schools, you owe it to yourself to check out these Boston landmarks in between your campus tours. You’ll find a list of nearby—about half a mile or less—colleges and universities with each one.
Related: College Student City Guide: Boston
Check out Boston Common and the Public Garden
If you’re visiting Boston for the first time, make sure you visit the Public Garden to see the famous Swan Boats and Make Way for Ducklings statue. On Boston Common, you can see the old—and haunted, of course—Central Burial Ground.
- Emerson College
- Fisher College
- New England Law | Boston
- Suffolk University
- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Stroll down the Esplanade
No matter what time of year you visit campuses, the views from Boston’s Charles River Esplanade are sure to impress—and they’ll only be partially obscured by locals jogging, biking, or sailing along the Charles River.
- Boston Architectural College
- Boston University
- Fisher College
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- New England College of Optometry
Go to the top of Prudential Tower
From the top of the Prudential, on a clear day, you can see nearly 80 miles away and virtually every Boston neighborhood down below. It does cost money to visit the Observation Deck, but—pro tip—your best bet is sitting in the lounge at The Top of the Hub restaurant, where you can take in all those beautiful views while eating a plate of fresh-baked cookies.
Check out Fenway Park
You probably don’t have time to catch a game at Fenway Park if you’re visiting colleges, universities, or grad schools in Boston. But you may be able to swing by to see what the surrounding area (Lansdowne Street) is all about. There’s usually a crackle of excitement in the air around the park—especially if it’s October and the Red Sox are doing well.
These landmarks and hotspots just scratch the surface of everything there is to see and do as a (visiting) student in Boston. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out this Guide to Visiting Boston or this list of 101 Things to Do in Boston Before You Graduate.
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