Dozens of delicious (and affordable) places to eat are within walking distance of campus. Our undergrads love Tasty Burger in Harvard Square, especially since it’s open late. Nearby, dueling burrito joints El Jefe and Felipe's vie for best Mexican eats in Harvard Square. (Pro tip: Felipe’s has a roof deck.) Closer to our Porter Square campus, stop by Bagelsaurus for, well, bagels. And Simon’s and Café Zing in Porter Square Books are popular for caffeine-fueled studying.
The ground floor in own University Hall in Porter Square is a hub for Japanese cuisine. Try Yume Ga Arukara, a noodle shop named one of the "hot ten" new restaurants in America by Bon Appetit Magazine in 2018.
2. Work Out
There are lots of ways to stay fit in and around Lesley. Our fitness center in Doble Hall offers cardio and strength training, while our tennis/basketball court is great for pick up games with friends. There's also a Planet Fitness in University Hall.
Get off campus with a run, ride, or walk along the Charles River (MBTA Red Line, Charles Street/MGH Station). Or, jump on the Minuteman Bikeway, an 11-mile bike path that you can pick up in Cambridge (MBTA Red Line, Alewife Station).
3. Go to the Movies
Catch independent and arthouse features at Kendall Square Cinema and Brattle Theatre or indie and first-run films at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. For blockbusters, AMC Loews Boston Common 19 is a 10-minute subway ride. Our Student Activities Office also screens movies on campus throughout the year.