Restaurants Fire & Ice
205 Berkeley Street B/C/D Line to Arlington Feel like creating your own meal? At Fire & Ice you choose all the ingredients and sauces for your dish, and have it cooked in front of you. It’s a great place to go with a large group of people because everyone gets their food quickly and with its huge selection, no one will leave hungry or dissatisfied.
1612 Commonwealth Avenue B Line to Washington Street Walk into this restaurant and you will feel like you’ve traveled over the Atlantic to Madrid. The authentic décor and wide variety of Spanish tapas will entice you back for more.
1033 Commonwealth Avenue B Line to Babcock Street Although on the outside, Brown Sugar appears to be another take-out restaurant, the interior decorations, prompt service, and tasty Thai food prove that this restaurant deserves its Zagat Survey, “Best Thai Food in Boston,” rating.
1412 Beacon Street C Line to Summit Ave A favorite if you are in the mood for some tasty and CHEAP Mexican food. The service is always prompt and the food fresh and flavorful. Try the chicken quesadilla once and you’ll be back for more of Anna’s addicting food.
Roggie’s Brew & Grill
356 Chestnut Hill Avenue BC Comm. Ave Bus to Bank of America Stop A classic BC hangout, this is perfect spot to watch any sports game while enjoying chicken wings and pizza. If you are feeling really hungry, try a “Big Daddy” slice to satisfy your cravings. Also, Roggie’s takes Eagle Bucks, delivers, and is open late, adding to the appeal of this already great restaurant.
1249 Commonwealth Avenue B Line to Harvard Ave If you are still looking for that sporty Roggie’s-like atmosphere but want to get away from BC, The Avenue, owned by the same people as Roggie’s, is where you will find the same tasty food and great service.
Applebee’s 381 Chestnut Hill Avenue
BC Comm. Ave Bus to Reservoir Stop Just opening a year ago, this chain restaurant has quickly become a BC hangout. Eat outside when it’s nice out, or enjoy the cozy booths inside when Boston winter’s hit. A great place to eat with friends in a relaxed atmosphere.
1920 Beacon Street BC Comm. Ave Bus to Bank of America Stop Known for its pizza, Pino’s is a staple of Cleveland Circle. The cheese pizza with feta is phenomenal, just like their quick service and cheap prices. Pino’s also offers a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, and delivers.
761 Beacon Street, Newton Center D Line to Newton Center This cute Italian restaurant is perfect when you are craving some hearty food. It’s also a short walk from the Newton Campus, so when Stewart Dining Hall isn’t doing it for you, grab a bite to eat here.
Legal Sea Foods
43 Boylston Street D Line to Chestnut Hill or walk down Hammond St. from Upper Campus Great for fish lovers. The lobster is amazing and if you want clam chowder, this is the place to go. Originating in Cambridge, this lively restaurant is a great place to take the parents when they come to visit.
Dick’s Last Resort
Faneuil Hall (4 North Market Street) B/C/D Line to Government Center A great place to have a few laughs and hang out in a lively atmosphere. Not only can you enjoy buckets of ribs, chicken, and shrimp, but also being served will be an experience in itself because the waiters are allowed to be as sarcastic and wild as they please.
159 Newbury Street B/C/D Line to Copley Stop Come on, who doesn’t love Italian food, especially when it’s reasonably priced without losing any of its delicious flavor? Papa Razzi is great place to go after a long day of shopping at Chestnut Hill Mall, or whenever you are craving some hearty chicken parmesan.
The Cheesecake Factory
Prudential Center (115 Huntington Avenue) E Line to Prudential Stop Who doesn’t love raspberry, banana cream, tiramisu, Oreo, decadent chocolate, or just plain cheesecake? Did I mention that this restaurant also has extensive dinner and lunch menus too? The cheesecake slices are gigantic, so grab a few friends and sample a variety.
Fugakyu Japanese Cuisine 1280 Beacon Street C Line to Coolidge Corners
The unique décor, which will make you feel like you are in Japan, and prompt service are just the beginning of a wonderful dining experience. This restaurant has an extensive collection of sushi, including non-fish variety, so go with a group and split a few rolls.
1960 Beacon Street BC Comm. Ave Bus to Bank of America Stop A great place to grab a bite to eat or people watch if you are lucky enough to get a seat on the balcony overlooking Cleveland Circle. Convenient location, reasonable prices and good service make this restaurant a must-go-to.
The Hard Rock Café
131 Claredon Street B/C/D Line to Copley Rock out at the Boston location of this world-famous restaurant. See if your favorite artist has visited and signed the wall while enjoying a tasty meal.
11 ½ Thatcher Street B/C/D Line to Haymarket Although now Pizzeria Regina has branched out, the original located in the North End is a great place to go for a few slices. This restaurant also offers other entrees, but is most famous for its pizza. Try a slice of triple-cheese pizza and you will understand why.
The North End B/C/D Line to Haymarket A little taste of Italy in Boston. You will feel like you’ve been transported to the cobbled streets of Rome with the variety of authentic Italian restaurants.
Coffee & Dessert White Mountain Creamery
19 Commonwealth Avenue Located across the street from St. Ignatius Church on Lower Campus Looking to take a study break? From Purple Cow ice cream to the ever-unique Coffee Oreo flavored ice cream; this place has something for everyone. They also make ice cream cakes and other delicious desserts.
Cold Stone Creamery
94 Belvidere Street E Line to Prudential Not satisfied with the same, boring ice cream flavors? Cold Stone lets you create your own. So if you are craving banana ice cream with cookie dough, graham crackers, and Reese’s peanut butter cup, you can have it at Cold Stone.
JP Licks 311 Harvard Street, Brookline
C Line to Coolidge Corner This small but classic ice cream parlor has cool decorations and delicious ice cream, smoothies, and shakes; perfect for a hot afternoon.
15 Commonwealth Avenue Located across the street from St. Ignatius Church on Lower campus Dunkin Donuts is a great place get a cool smoothie in the summer or a hot coffee in the winter. They also have a wide variety of delicious donuts, bagels, and breakfast pastries available at all times.
470 Washington Street Walk down Lake Street from Lower campus, go right on Washington Street Craving a tall mocha frappuccino? Starbucks has something for everyone along with a great environment for studying.
300 Hanover Street B/C/D Line to Haymarket Famous for its delectable confections, this is the perfect place to go for an after dinner dessert.
Movies Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street C Line to Coolidge Corner Bored with mainstream films? This theater shows artsy and foreign films at great prices.
Regal Fenway Stadium 13 and RPX
201 Brookline Avenue D Line to Fenway Call for show times and prices!
Brattle Theater at Harvard Square
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take Red Line to Harvard Square Yet another great venue to catch a classic film.
Simon’s IMAX Theatre Central Wharf
B/C/D Line to Government Center, Transfer and take Blue line to Aquarium Located in the New England Aquarium, the 3-D screen will make you feel like you are part of the movie. Call for show times and more info.
Make sure to ask if the movie theater offers a discount with student ID!
Music and Dance Venues The Hatch Shell
Memorial Drive B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take the Red Line to Charles/MGH Located on the picturesque Esplanade, this venue features FREE music and movies. Call for schedules and information.
15 Lansdowne Street B/C/D Line to Kenmore Dance club featuring hip-hop music with a large dance floor. Call for cover charge and more info.
Hamilton Place off of Tremont Street B/C/D Line to Park Street Features mainly rock music, attracting popular small groups. Call for more info.
Comedy Clubs Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Vault
124 Boylston Street B/C/D Line to Boylston Dubbed the “Godfather of Boston Comedy,” you will be sure to get a few good laughs in at this club. Call for information and reservations.
Shear Madness 74 Warrenton Street B/C/D Line to Boylston
With the ending changing every night, this record holding performance will have you laughing with “shear” delight.
Performing Arts Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue B/C/D Line to Copley, Transfer and take E Line to Symphony Home of the famous Boston Pops from April to June and the Boston Symphony Orchestra from September to April, this theater features low priced tickets on certain nights for students. Call for schedule and pricing information.
The Wang Center for Performing Arts
270 Tremont Street B/C/D Line to Boylston Home of the Boston Ballet, Students can purchase tickets for a discounted price prior to the show. Call for info and performance schedules.
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street, Cambridge B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take the Red Line to Harvard Square A great place to go for entertainment, featuring a wide variety of music, dance, and theater performances along with cultural festivities.
106 Boylston Street B/C/D Line to Boylston Call the box office for current shows and ticket information.
265 Tremont Street B/C/D Line to Boylston Call the box office for current shows and ticket information.
74 Warrenton Street B/C/D Line to Boylston Home to the famous “Blue Man Group,” this theater also features a variety of Broadway shows. Call for more information.
Copley Square or Faneuil Hall Marketplace B/C/D Line to Copley or Government Center
Buy half-price tickets and score last minute deals on shows ranging from Blue Man Group, comedy events, classical music, and blockbuster musicals.
Make sure to inquire about student and group discounts!
Museums Museum of Science
Science Park B/C/D Line to Government Center, take Lechmere train to Science Park With exhibits on astronomy, natural history, physical science, man and medicine, and the OMNI theatre, you can spend all day here. Call for student discounts and hours.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue B/C/D Line to Copley, Transfer and take the E Line to Northeastern/MFA Features a wide variety of classic and modern, European and American artwork. The outdoor sculptures alone are worth the trip here. Student discounts are available. Call for pricing, exhibition information, and hours.
The New England Aquarium
Central Wharf B/C/D line to Government Center, Transfer and take the B line to Aquarium Between the penguins and the wide variety of exotic fish and sharks, how can you resist going to the Aquarium? Call for pricing and hours.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 Fenway B/C/D Line to Copley, Transfer and take the E Line to Northeastern/MFA This unique museum features an eclectic variety of art from around the world. In addition to the collection of exotic artwork and trinkets, the gorgeous house itself is museum-worthy.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
28 Oxford Street, Cambridge B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take the Red Line to Harvard Square Go back to the time when the dinosaurs ruled the earth. Make sure to visit the famous â€œglass garden,â€? exhibit, featuring over 3,000 glass flowers handcrafted by a father-and-son team. $6 with a student ID; call for more information.
Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Road B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take the Orange Line to Green Street Be a little kid again and visit your favorite animal at the zoo. Call for information about student discounts and hours.
Boston Common Visitor Center B/C/D Line to Park Street Where else can you find a tour led by someone resembling Paul Revere? Walk the path to Independence on this tour, reliving Boston through the eyes of a Colonist.
Boston Common Boston Common Visitor Center B/C/D Line to Park Street Take a stroll, play some Frisbee, or people watch in the heart of Boston. A great place to go for a picnic or just to relax, make sure to check out the connected Public Gardens.
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street B/C/D Line to Park Street Home of protests over the Boston Massacre and the origin of the Boston Tea Party, this restored historic landmark will make you proud of your colonial ancestors.
Paul Revere House
19 North Square B/C/D Line to Government Center “One if by land, two if by sea.” Visit the house of the famous Boston silversmith who undertook the dangerous mission to spread the word that the British were coming.
Black Heritage Trail
14 Beacon St B/C/D Line to Park Street This walking tour celebrates the history of Boston’s Black Community between 1800 and 1900. Call for information on tours and prices.
Faneuil Hall/Quincy Marketplace B/C/D Line to Government Center This historic area of Boston, established in 1742, has everything to satisfy your shopping and hunger cravings. Visit the unique restaurants and shops located in the heart of Boston and see why Faneuil Hall has remained a bustling marketplace for over 250 years.
Old State House
206 Washington Street B/C/D Line to Park Street Beautifully restored, this Colonial-era landmark is where the Declaration of Independence was first read in public in Boston.
The Esplanade B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take the Red Line to Charles/MGH Stretching from Charles Bank Park to Harvard University, this is a great place to exercise outdoors. Bike and roller blade rental is available.
Memorial Drive B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take the Red Line to Charles/MGH Parallel to the Charles River in Cambridge, this is another great place for cyclists, runners, and roller bladers.
Prudential Building Sky Walk B/C/D Line to Copley A great location to get an aerial view of Boston.
Boston Common Swan Boats (seasonal)
B/C/D Line to Park Street Enjoy a relaxing ride on Boston’s famous Swan boats!
Boston Sports Boston Red Sox
D Line to Fenway or B/C Line to Kenmore Red Sox Fan or not, it’s always fun to check out a game in historic Fenway.
B/C/D Line to North Station Who doesn’t love a good basketball game?
B Line to Pleasant Street Cannon’s lacrosse games will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
B/C/D Line to North Station Winter brings snow, cold, and hockey season. Discounted tickets are available.
New England Revolution
Gillette Stadium A must watch for all soccer fans.
New England Patriots
Gillette Stadium These three-time Super Bowl champs always put on a good show.
Shopping Newbury Street B/C/D Line to Hynes Convention Center This 8-block street is Boston’s equivalent to NYC’s 5th Avenue, featuring mainly upscale retailers. Newbury has the most stylish designers, trendiest boutiques, and best sidewalk cafes.
B/C/D Line to Copley With Neiman Marcus as its anchor, this is a great mall to shop at. It also connects to the Prudential Center, ensuring that all your shopping needs will be met.
B/C/D Line to Copley Shop at the famous “City Under Glass.” Full of high-end stores and restaurants, this is a great place to do some retail therapy.
Downtown Crossing B/C/D Line to Park Street Located in the heart of downtown, this district is always bustling with shoppers looking for a bargain, street performers, and outdoor merchandise kiosks. It is also home of the famous Filene’s Basement, along with Macy’s, DSW, Marshall’s, H&M, and TJ Maxx.
Newton Centre D Line to Newton Centre This area is full of cute restaurants and boutiques. Great for window-shopping and a short walk from the Newton Campus.
Chestnut Hill Mall Short cab ride from D Line Chestnut Hill This upscale mall, full of stores such as Jasmine Sola, Sephora, and BCBG, is a great place to keep up with the current fashions.
CambridgeSide Galleria B/C/D Line to Government Center, take a train to Lechmere This giant mall is sure to satisfy your shopping needs. From Abercrombie & Fitch to H&M, this mall has something for everyone.
Harvard Square B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take Red Line to Harvard Square Although this area is only a few blocks long, it is home to over 150 stores selling everything ranging from clothing, books, music, and furniture. Make sure you check out the street performers and outdoor merchandise kiosks.
200 Broadway B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take the Red Line to Kendall Square This unique clothing store, famous for pricing per pound, is perfect to find funky secondhand clothing or pick up a Halloween costume.
Coolidge Corner C Line to Coolidge Corner Full of funky cafes and cutesy shops, this is a great place to stroll and window- shop on a nice day.
Points of Interest The Clayroom
1408 Beacon Street C Line to Summit Avenue Feeling artsy? You can paint your own pottery at the Clayroom for a small fee. Great place to go to create a homemade gift or to just relax.
Bull and Finch Pub and Restaurant
84 Beacon Street B/C/D Line to Arlington Visit the inspiration for the famous sitcom, Cheers.
Harvard Yard B/C/D Line to Park Street, Transfer and take the Red Line to Harvard Square Visit the site of the movies, Love Story, The Paper Chase, and With Honors.
Real World House Cab it to the Corner of Mt. Vernon & River Streets, Beacon Hill The Locations, People, and Drama are real. Visit the famous Season Six MTV Real World House in Beacon Hill.
John F. Kennedyâ€™s Home
Cab it to 83 Beale Street, Brookline See where John F. Kennedy was born and look at artifacts from the late presidentâ€™s life.