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Five Things to Add to Your Babson Summer Bucket List

Even when the academic year closes, many students are on or near the Babson campus, taking summer classes or perhaps working their dream internship in Boston. For those living on campus over the summer, the first year quad and surrounding residence halls might feel like a ghost town. As a native of the Greater Boston area, here are my recommendations for five fun (and convenient) things to do in the area this summer.

  1. Explore the Boston Common.  Located in the heart of Downtown Boston, the Common is an expansive public park and has the distinction of being the oldest city park in the US. A perfect place for a run or to spend an afternoon outside with a group of friends, the Common is always a great first stop on any Boston adventure.
  2. Visit a Museum. Two of the most famous art museums in the world, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are must-sees for any Babson students interested in culture and the arts. The MFA is one of the largest museums in the world and constantly premiers new exhibits, making for a fresh experience every time you visit.
  3. Stroll and Shop at Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street. Two of Boston’s most well-known shopping districts, Babson shoppers will have no trouble spending hours (and a chunk of change) at both areas renowned shops and restaurants. Located in the Government Center area of the city, Faneuil Hall is an extremely popular tourist destination, boasting over 18 million visitors in 2016.
  4. Hit the Beach. Spend the day at one of the sandy beaches in South Boston. Carson Beach, conveniently located only 20 minutes away from Babson’s Wellesley campus, is a perfect spot for an impromptu beach day with friends. While there, be sure to check out nearby Castle Island, which despite its name is accessible by land and is home to historic military fort dating to 1634.
  5. Root for the Home Team at Fenway Park. A quintessential Boston summer venue, Fenway Park is the historic home of Major League Baseball’s Red Sox. Constructed in 1912 the cozy stadium is the oldest ballpark in the country and has become a historical Boston landmark. With home games all summer long, there are plenty of opportunities to catch the action with a group of friends. Be sure to check out the discounted student tickets, which can be as cheap as $9 a person. While there, don’t forget to indulge in a Fenway Frank, a classic game day snack.