Life in Boston

Home to over 60 colleges and universities, several major medical centers, biotech, and computer industries the Boston area has a robust economy and lively academic life. Dozens of museums, galleries, and parks provide something for everyone.  Whether you want to experience the historical side with a walk on the Freedom Trail, enjoy a picnic or run in the Boston Common, or eat a delicious dinner and cannoli in the North End, there is always something to do.  Through MGH and Harvard, you will also get discounted (or free) access to many museums, lecture series, and even the community boating program.  Of course for the sports fans, you’ll be kept busy rooting for the Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, and New England Revolution (soccer). It’s easy to sightsee in the city traveling on the MBTA.  Click on the pins below (as well as the link for To Do in New England) for more information on some of our favorite spots!

With “The Hill” up the street, these are two great pubs across the street from MGH, where you can often find doctors and nurses socializing after work. Classic gathering holes for Med/Peds get togethers, Department of Medicine “Liver Rounds,” Department of Pediatric “Phatty Liver Rounds”

55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114

Few cities love a team and identify with it as much as Boston loves and identifies with the Red Sox. No stint of living in Boston is complete without at least one game here – a classic Boston experience!

Home of the Harborwalk and many restaurants with wonderful ocean views

A trendy area of Boston with great restaurants and coffee shops.

Home of Newbury Street and Boylston Street with all the shopping, restaurants, and bars they have to offer. (A bonus for those whose clinic is at MGH Back Bay!)

The Italian neighborhood with many delicious restaurants. A favorite location for visit dinners with inpatient teams!

Home of the Bruins, Celtics, and a venue for many concerts touring through Boston.

A historical Boston marketplace through which the Freedom Trail winds. This is a classic place to take visitors as well as to walk around on your own.

The Common is beautiful to stroll through at any time of the year. We love ice skating on Frog Pond in the winter and riding the Swan Boats with our families in the summer.

Charles Street is the main street of Beacon Hill, lined with restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and ice cream shops


A beautiful place to sit, run, walk, or bike while getting some of the best views of the water and the city skyline. There are several running loops you can do from MGH around various bridges ranging from 2 – 6+ miles.

A boathouse where you can learn to sail, rent sailboat, rent kayaks, and more! Inexpensive summer memberships. Ask Tommy and Jack about their sailing experiences!


A trendy hotel that was formerly the Charles Street Jail, The Liberty hosts 3 critically-acclaimed restaurants and a indoor/outdoor patio bar that is a favorite spot for DOM “Liver Rounds” during the summer months.