Boston is one of the great college towns in the US, boasting an impressive 54 institutions of higher education. Spring semester is just around the corner, and you can rest assured that Boston’s vibrant social scene will be in full swing. We compiled this list of our favorite events in town to ensure you get the full Boston experience.
Fun things to do in Boston
This famous Cambridge gastropub has a spectacular entertainment lineup in the coming weeks. While you get your fill of any of their delightful entrees or sip one of their expertly crafted cocktails, you can listen to the likes of the Glitter Boys, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, The Devil’s Twins, Tony Hinchcliffe, among others. The Sinclair also hosts themed events, like Downbeat Mondays.
Where: 52 Church St
Hailed as Boston’s best pizza since 1926, Regina Pizzeria is a veritable staple in the community. This family shop has gone through three generations of the Polcari family, and each has managed to maintain the standard of excellence Regina is known for. You can find their original brick oven pizza in a wide variety of flavors. We recommend you try their signature seasonal pizza, the Summer Beauty Tomato Pizza. You can also order from Regina using UberEATS and enjoy their incredible pizza from home.
Where: 11 1/2 Thatcher St
Back in 1775, Paul Revere set out on a journey that would revolutionize our nation’s history, elevating him to become one of America’s greatest historical icon. His house is now a museum, and you don’t want to miss taking a look at this landmark. While you’re at it, seize the opportunity to soak in some more of US history by experiencing the Freedom Trail. (The Paul Revere House is conveniently located in the middle of it!)
Where: 19 N Square
The Neptune Oyster Bar might be tiny, but there’s no doubt it’s the best oyster bar in Boston. This high-end eatery offers the freshest seafood selection in town. They’ve got it all: a raw bar, lobster tacos, sea urchin pasta, shrimp concoctions, and squid ink risotto. If you’re in the mood for innovative seafood, Neptune is sure to delight you.
Where: 63 Salem St #1
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, on this list. The Red Sox are one of the biggest and most famous Major League Baseball franchises in the country. When you’re at Fenway Park, you can expect more than sitting back and catching a ball game: there are ballpark tours available, restaurants, amenities, and concessions galore. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an afternoon at one of Boston’s most storied locations.
Where: 4 Yawkey Way Ext
Speaking of iconic Boston heritage buildings, there is perhaps no site more interesting than Old State House. Though it’s a museum nowadays, it used to be one of the most influential seats of power during colonial times. Old State House, built in 1713, stands today as one the oldest public buildings in the country.
Where: 206 Washington St
Are you in the mood for a vintage candlepin bowling experience? You can’t go wrong with the lanes down at Sacco’s Bowl Haven. If you’re in a group of 8 or more, call ahead and reserve a lane. Otherwise, their availability works on a first-come-first-serve. While you’re there, you can also enjoy their retro restaurant that specializes in flatbread dishes.
Where: 45 Day St – Somerville, MA
If you’re seeking some cultural fun, Boston’s Museum of Fine Art never disappoints. Current exhibition highlights include Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada, The Summer of Love: Photography and Graphic Design, David Ortiz: King of the Diamond, and Alfred Stieglitz and Modern America, among others. If you want something a little more hands-on, there are lectures, courses, and studio art classes available.
Where: 465 Huntington Ave
There is no better vantage point in all of Boston than the Skywalk Observatory. When you’re up there, you have access to 360-degree angles of the sprawling Boston metropolitan area. If you prize sightseeing and are an architectural enthusiast, the observatory is a real treat. They’re also now offering a tour through the Dreams of Freedom Museum, an interactive history of Boston, with the price of admission.
Where: 800 Boylston St
House of Blues is a go-to place for traditional, tasty Southern meals. As you savor every bite of their famous Jambalaya, you almost forget that the establishment’s main draw is the fact that it’s a music venue. And what a selection they’ve got lined up! Upcoming shows include Zomboy, Pepper and Tribal Steeds, Sabrina Carpenter, among others.
Where: 15 Lansdowne St
Whether you’re in the mood for soul food, museum escapades, or sporty outings, Boston has no shortage of entertainment options for you.