Stay Minutes From an Array of Boston Attractions
Enjoy the Best of Beantown
Boston boasts some of the East Coast’s premier attractions, ranging from cultural destinations to pro sports dynasties to beautiful parks and historic neighborhoods. All of this and much more is easily accessible from The Inn at Longwood Medical, which is just a short walk from the MBTA Green Line at the Longwood and Longwood Medical Area stations.
Top 10 Boston Attractions:
Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
Fenway Park is more than a baseball stadium. The oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use, this 1912 structure holds importance beyond baseball for most Bostonians, as it serves as a symbol of the city’s rich history. The team it hosts, the Boston Red Sox, has been one of the city’s top draws since moving into Fenway a century ago. Fenway Park is located in the vibrant and aptly-named Fenway neighborhood only a few blocks from our hotel.
Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument
Boston, MA 02108
The Freedom Trail winds its way through a series of historic districts in Boston, passing 16 significant sites on its 2.5-mile path. The red trail – usually made of bricks – offers a great opportunity to embark on an easy self-guided tour of Boston’s oldest areas. Highlights of the trail include the Old South Meeting House, the Paul Revere House, Old North Church and the Bunker Hill Monument.
TD Garden (Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics)
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
TD Garden doesn’t hold the same historic cachet as Fenway Park, but this gigantic arena just north of Beacon Hill does host two of pro sports’ most consistently successful franchises – the Boston Celtics (NBA) and the Boston Bruins (NHL). In addition to playing host to top pro basketball and hockey teams in-season, the arena hosts the annual Beanpot college hockey tournament and occasional NCAA basketball tournament games.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
One of the most widely respected and visited art museums in America, the Museum of Fine Arts has more than 450,000 pieces and attracts more than one million visitors per year. The museum’s newest section is the Art of the Americas Wing, which opened to much fanfare in 2010. Check out the museum’s substantial collection of ancient art from around the world or one of its more contemporary exhibitions.
Charles Street and Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02109
Boston Common is the heart of the city – a peaceful, green gathering spot between Downtown, Beacon Hill and Back Bay. Known simply as “the Common,” the 50-acre park is the oldest city park in the United States. The Common is connected to a series of other Boston parks by the Emerald Necklace, a strip of green space that stretches from the Longwood Medical and Academic Area toward the center of the city.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Located near our hotel on the Northeastern University campus, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the city’s most cherished cultural institutions. The symphony performs pieces from an array of established composers, including Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff and Mendelssohn.
Newbury Street (Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street)
Boston, MA 02109
Boston’s best shopping is concentrated on this vibrant stretch of Newbury Street between Fenway and Boston Common. Almost every variety of retailer is represented on Newbury, from department stores like Barney’s New York and Saks Fifth Avenue to apparel stores like Urban Outfitters and lululemon athletica to boutiques such as Fred Perry and GANT. Whether you’re shopping to buy or just browsing, a walk down Newbury Street is a worthwhile endeavor.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Building
Boston, MA 02109
The heart of one of Boston’s most vibrant nightlife and dining areas is the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Consisting of three buildings, the marketplace includes shops and casual eateries, surrounded by bars and more upscale restaurants. The centerpiece of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace is the 1742 meeting hall, which was used as a speaking venue by Samuel Adams and other important colonial figures.
4 Copley Place
Boston, MA 02116
One of the best ways to explore this unique coastal city is via amphibious vehicle, or a “DUCK.” DUCK tours, which depart from several points in the city daily, last between 60 and 90 minutes and pass a number of the city’s historic and cultural sights. It’s one of the easiest ways to see everything – from Back Bay to Boston Common to the Harbor – without walking or riding the T around town all day.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446
The John F. Kennedy National Historic Site preserves the birthplace of John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th president. Kennedy grew up in the Brookline house, which sits on a quiet, tree-lined street just more than a mile away from The Inn at Longwood Medical. The historic site hosts educational events and is open for visitors five days per week.