Boston is a foodie’s paradise. There are dozens of delicious places to eat in the area, but a favorite among our undergrads is Tasty Burger in Harvard Square, open until 2:00 am most nights and 4:00 am on the weekend. Another top pick is Pinocchio's Pizza, also in the Square.
Boston is also home to several food trucks where you can try dishes from around the world on the cheap. There’s even a truck—the Cookie Monstah—specializing in ice cream sandwiches made from freshly baked cookies and ice cream from a local farm.
Our very own University Hall in Porter Square is a hub for the Japanese community. There, you'll find several authentic Japanese restaurants. And, just up the road a bit, you'll find Yume Wo Katare ("talk about dreams"), a famous ramen shop in Japan and popular in this area, too. Be prepared to stand up and share your own dreams with other patrons.
2. Work Out
Check out our fitness center in Doble Hall for cardio and strength training. You can also request open gym time for basketball, soccer, and volleyball, or play tennis on the courts on Doble campus. We have evening fitness classes, such as Yoga, Insanity (where you use your own body weight for resistance), and Cize (dance workout). Look in the fitness studio in Stebbins Hall (also on Doble campus) for a schedule of classes.
If you like to get your exercise outside, head over to the Charles River Reservation (MBTA Red Line, Charles Street/MGH Station) where you can walk, run, bike, or even Rollerblade. Or, jump on the Minuteman Bikeway, an 11-mile bike path that you can pick up in Cambridge (MBTA Red Line, Alewife Station) and take through Arlington, Lexington, and to the end in Bedford.
3. Go to Movies
Catch independent features at Kendall Square Cinema , or indie and first-run films at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. Both are on the MBTA Red Line (subway). The Capitol Theatre on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington is also popular among our students—for the ice cream and the throwbacks—and you can get there easily by bus. Another convenient theater is AMC Loews Boston Common 19, accessible by the Green Line. Our Student Activities Office has movies on campus throughout the year, sometimes outside.