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 Felipe's, an authentic burrito joint that has a popular roof deck with great views of the city. And if you have a sweet tooth, you'll enjoy Milk Bar's 'cereal milk soft serve'—ice cream that tastes just like the milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl.
Boston is also home to several food trucks where you can try dishes from around the world on the cheap.
Our very own University Hall in Porter Square is a hub for the Japanese community. There, you'll find several authentic Japanese restaurants including Yume Ga Arukara ("Because I have a dream"), an udon noodle shop named one of the "hot ten" new restaurants in America in 2018 by Bon Appetit Magazine. And, just up the road a bit, you'll find Yume Wo Katare ("Speak your 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
Our fitness center in Doble Hall is great for cardio and strength training and our tennis/basketball court is great if you want to soak in the sun while working out. We also have on-campus fitness classes like yoga and introduction to boxing. There's also a Planet Fitness gym next door to University Hall.
If you like to get your exercise outside and around the city, 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 the Movies
Catch independent and arthouse features at Kendall Square Cinema and Brattle Theater, or indie and first-run films at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. Brattle Theater is a quick walk away, and Somerville Theatre and Kendall Square Cinema are both easy to get to with 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. For blockbusters, AMC Loews Boston Common 19 is a 10-minute subway ride away. Our Student Activities Office has movies on campus throughout the year, sometimes outside.