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Places to Park

  • Out-door parking lot on Boylston Street between Fenway & Mass. Ave. 
  • Indoor parking lot on Westland Ave between Fenway & Mass. Ave. next to Whole Foods
  • Indoor parking lot on Newbury Street just before Mass. Ave.
  • Street Parking is generally only 2 hour parking along Hemenway Street and Ipswich Street

Places to Stay

Please see the Boston Hotels page in the Campus Visit section of the website.

Places to Shop

Cambridgeside Galleria 

Known for its array of choices, reasonable prices, and inexpensive parking! Take the Green line to Lechmere. When you exit, take a right and it will be down the road on the left.

Charles Street 

Historic area of Boston complete with gas lamp lined streets. You'll find eclectic and antique shopping but also new hip stores sprinkled in here and there! Take the Green line to Arlington. Walk to the northeast corner of the Public Gardens to enter Charles St.

Copley Place 

An upscale mall located right in front of the Prudential Center and the second tallest building in Boston. Take the Green line to Copley and it's across the street from the south side of the Boston Public Library.

Downtown Crossing 

Home of many great stores including H&M, DSW, and many more! Take the Green line to Park St. The Downtown Crossing area is across the street from the station.

The Garment District

Looking for that perfect retro outfit or Halloween costume? Head to this campy Cambridge warehouse of funky secondhand clothes. Take the Green line to Park St., transfer to the Red line and get off at Kendall/MIT. Make a left when you come out of the station and the Garment District is located four blocks away at 200 Broadway.

Harvard Square

This area is complete with shopping, street performers, and restaurants, oh my! Take the Green line to Park St. and transfer to the Red line. Get off at Harvard.

Newbury Street 

From the Conservatory, take a right onto Boylston and a left on Mass Ave. You'll hit Newbury! It's a great place for anything from antiques to trendy stuff to cute little cafés on the corner!

Prudential Center

75 shops and restaurants, including the region's only Saks Fifth Avenue. While you're there, visit the Skywalk, which offers a 360 degree view of the city from 700 feet up (Adults $13, Students $11). From the Conservatory, take a right onto Boylston St. and cross over Mass Ave. The Prudential center will be located on the right a few blocks down.

Quincy Marketplace

More formally know as Faneuil Hall Market Place, this area has shopping for three blocks! Take the Green line to Haymarket and walk along the west side of Purchase St. until you reach Clinton St., then turn right.

The Waterfront / Historic North End / Greenway

Located between Northern Ave. and Hanover St., east of Congress St., Boston's waterfront is quickly turning into one of the city's chicest neighborhoods. There are many quaint shops and fresh seafood restaurants. Take the Green line to Haymarket. Either cross the Greenway to the historic North End or walk along the Greenway. There are several walkways and short streets to the left, off the Greenway, that lead to the waterfront.

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