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Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Walden Pond

Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847. His experience at Walden provided the material for the book Walden, which is credited with helping to inspire awareness and respect for the natural environment. Because of Thoreau's legacy, Walden Pond has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is considered the birthplace of the conservation movement. Park Interpreters provide tours and ongoing educational programs. The Reservation includes the 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole pond. Mostly undeveloped woods totaling 2680 acres, called "Walden Woods," surround the reservation.


Minute Man National Historical Park

At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.


Boston Public Garden

The Boston Public Garden is the oldest botanical garden in the United States. It was created in 1837 and offers plenty of activities for kids. One of the most popular attractions is the swan boats, as well as, the duckling statues, built in honor of Robert McCloskey's beloved "Make Way for Ducklings" book. There are many beautiful plants and flower beds to enjoy and because of this, the Garden is a popular location for weddings.



Fenway Park

Visit historic Fenway Park and take in a Red Sox Game while you’re here. Opened since 1912, Fenway Park was named for the Fenway section of Boston and has been home to the Red Sox since its opening. It is one of the most well known ball fields in the world and has popular features such as the Green Monster, The Triangle and Pesky’s Pole. For a fun day out, visit Fenway Park and cheer on the Red Sox.


Legoland Boston

The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston, located at Assembly Row, Somerville is an exciting, new children’s attraction. Ideal for children ages 3-10 years old, this is the perfect indoor attraction for your family. It features 2 LEGO® rides, a 4D cinema, and a large soft play area. Experts are available to provide building tips at the Model Builder Academy and you’re sure to get a kick out of seeing Somerville and some of Boston’s iconic buildings and attractions made from LEGO bricks at MINILAND.


TD Banknorth Garden

Open since 1995, TD Banknorth Garden has seen more than 30 million walk through its doors. People have visited the TD Garden to see the NHL's Boston Bruins, NBA's Boston Celtics, and the NLL's Boston Blazers, as well as other sporting events. TD Banknorth Garden is also home to many wonderful family shows and concerts.

Popular Boston Areas

Popular Boston Areas

Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor is a natural harbor and estuary of Massachusetts Bay, and is located adjacent to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Port of Boston, a major shipping facility in the northeast.


Downtown Boston Historic District

Historic Downtown Boston encompasses much of the oldest and most historic areas of the city. This is where you'll find numerous Freedom Trail sites, Haymarket, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and a lively mix of historic taverns and Irish pubs. Historic Downtown Boston hotels include luxury options as well as mid-range choices. All offer ideal locations for exploring both modern and historic Boston sites, nearby neighborhoods such as Beacon Hill and the North End, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway and waterfront departure points for Boston Harbor cruises.


Boston Common

Located in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill you’ll find Boston Common, the country's oldest park, which also contains a beautiful public garden and frog pond. Also, in this area is the Old State House, Boston's oldest public building.   For an education pit stop, visit the nearby Museum of Science, which contains hundreds of educational and interactive exhibits,


Back Bay

Back Bay is a quaint neighborhood filled with brownstones and tree-lined streets. The Boston Public Library can be found in this area, as well as great venues like the Boston University Observatory, where you can look through professional-grade telescopes and learn about the history of space.  There is also great shopping and dining in the area.


North End

The North End neighborhood is a largely Italian community that is filled with history. The Old North Church is the oldest religious building in Boston. Drop into Gelateria for some traditional, Italian gelato. Just up the road is Christopher Columbus Park, which features stunning views of the harbor. If great food is what you’re looking for, check out the many wonderful restaurants in this popular Boston area.


Lahey Clinic

Lahey Clinic is a non-profit group practice that is led by physicians. Founded in 1923 by Frank Lahey, he wanted patients to be able to access physicians for almost every medical specialty under one roof. Today, this unique offering is still available and patients travel from all over to access this high-level care. Lahey Clinic serves more than 3,000 patients a day and also has a 317-bed hospital. In addition, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center serves as a teaching hospital for Tufts University, School of Medicine.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities

Bentley University

Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.


Brandeis University

Brandeis University is a community of scholars and students united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission from generation to generation. As a research university, Brandeis is dedicated to the advancement of the humanities, arts and social, natural and physical sciences. As a liberal arts college, Brandeis affirms the importance of a broad and critical education in enriching the lives of students and preparing them for full participation in a changing society, capable of promoting their own welfare, yet remaining deeply concerned about the welfare of others.


Harvard University

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged in teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education.


Lasell College

An innovator in education for over 150 years, Lasell College today is a comprehensive, coeducational college offering professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs. Our 50-acre campus is located in suburban Newton, Massachusetts-within eight miles of downtown Boston in the heart of the Route 128 high-tech corridor.


Lesley University

We focus on experiential learning and close collaboration between students and faculty, providing our students the foundation to create a positive impact in their communities.


Regis College

Originally an undergraduate college, Regis has developed widely recognized graduate and professional programs, including a doctorate in nursing practice. Our undergraduates can pursue their graduate studies here, taking advantage of accelerated programs and smooth transitions.


UMass Lowell

UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable high-quality education.