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Top Things to Do in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood
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Discover the Top Things to Do in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood
Historic Fenway Park is without a doubt the highlight of the area, but there's much more to this neighborhood than Red Sox games. Situated west of Back Bay about two miles from Boston Common, Fenway has world-class cultural offerings and a prestigious academic heritage. There are 18 universities and colleges in the neighborhood along with the lively nightlife of a student epicenter. You'll find renowned museums, vibrant squares, and spectacular symphony performances. And of course - no visit to Fenway is complete without a stop at the most famous baseball shrine in the world: Fenway Park. From ballpark tours to summer concerts, explore all of the top things to do in Boston's Fenway neighborhood.
Iconic Fenway Park: Boston Red Sox Baseball Games & Ballpark Tours
Cheering for the Boston Red Sox with an exciting crowd of locals at Fenway Park is a quintessential Boston experience. There are no more fervent sports fans in the world. Grab tickets early or opt for the Go Boston Card, which gives you VIP early access to the historic ballpark so you have time to settle in, explore the park, and grab a hot dog. Be sure to drop by Bleacher Bar, which overlooks centerfield. For a more in-depth look at Fenway Park, sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour. Opened in 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and a shrine to the game. On the tour, you'll get to hear the secrets of the stadium's famous landmarks like Pesky's Pole, the Green Monster, and the Lone Red Seat.
Museum of Fine Arts: 7,000 Years of Human Creativity
With a spectacular collection of Egyptian mummies and a new Art of the Americas wing, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is a treasure trove of inspiring creativity from prehistoric times to today. See dazzling gold artifacts from the ancient Near East and sculptures from classical Greece. Admire a fantastic collection of masterpieces by famous artists like Gauguin, Van Gogh, Kahlo, and Rembrandt. Marvel at decorative arts from the European Renaissance and colorful works from Africa and Oceania. The museum also houses the finest collection of Asian art in the Western world, including Japanese metalwork, Vietnamese ceramics, Indian painting, and more. All in all, there are more than half a million fascinating pieces that represent almost every culture, media, and era you can think of. Snap a selfie with the giant baby head sculptures out back and take a break in the Japanese Garden. You'll also find several places to eat, including two upscale, full-service restaurants plus a cafeteria and bistro café/wine bar.
Boston Pops, Music Concerts, and Speakers Series at Symphony Hall
Discover a variety of live performances at Boston's Symphony Hall, including concerts by one of America's best orchestras: Boston Symphony Orchestra. It's also the home of the Boston Pops, a beloved local orchestra that plays light classical and popular music. Built in 1900, the concert hall features perfect acoustics, numerous dining options, and insider tours. You can also attend the Boston Speakers Series; upcoming talks include John Kerry, Jason Alexander, Susan Rice, Peter Diamandis, Douglas Brinkley, and Bob Woodward. No matter which event you are going to at Symphony Hall, be sure to purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible - especially for summer and holiday concerts with the Boston Pops.
Kenmore Square: Lively Community Hub & Urban Center
Buzzing with students and Red Sox fans, Kenmore Square is a busy crossroads of culture that's surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants, bars, bookstores, and shops. It's located right next to Fenway Park and between Boston University and Northeastern University - giving the area a youthful energy and dynamic atmosphere. One of Boston's most recognizable landmarks overlooks Kenmore Square, a giant Citgo sign that dates from 1940.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Boston's Venetian Palace
Inspired by a 15th-century Venetian palace, this luxurious 1903 mansion features beautiful architecture, lovely gardens, and an impressive collection of art. Discover a lush, flower-filled courtyard and a soothing, intimate ambience. Explore thousands of works of European, Asian, and American art - from sculptures and tapestries to paintings and furniture. Just a few of the artists that are represented in the galleries include Botticelli, Whistler, Titian, Michelangelo, Raphael, Matisse, Degas, Manet, and Rembrandt. Isabella Stewart Gardner loved the Boston Red Sox, and visitors wearing Red Sox paraphernalia enjoy discounted admission. If your name is Isabella, admission is free.
Luxurious Boston Hotel Near Fenway Park: Stay Right on the Waterfront
Situated just three miles from Fenway Park, our polished hotel overlooks Fort Point Channel from a perfect location at Boston Harbor. Enjoy five-star luxury at InterContinental Boston, including impeccable service, upscale dining, and beautiful suites with skyline views. Savor fine French cuisine on the terrace at our Provence-inspired brasserie, Miel. Treat yourself to 24-hour room service in the comfort of your stylish suite, and go for a swim in our 45-foot heated pool. Need tickets to a Boston Red Sox game? Our concierge will be happy to help you out. From our sumptuous spa to our elegant meeting spaces, we offer an unparalleled hotel experience with easy access to all of the best things to do in Boston: Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, and more. Indulge in a New England adventure and connect with the authentic spirit of Boston.