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Discover sightseeing attractions and things to do in Boston Massachusetts

With Hotel Commonwealth as its grand cornerstone, Kenmore Square is a charming neighborhood of the Back Bay and the true gateway to the many things to do in Boston. In addtion to being the landmark of historic site Red Sox Fenway park, Kenmore Square provides close proximity and easy access to Boston’s many neighborhoods as well as cultural, historic and leisure attractions, the area has an allure all its own.

Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

Overlooking historic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect choice for baseball fans and is within a short walking distance from the beloved home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Boston University:  Hotel Commonwealth's Avenue Neighbor

Home of the Boston Terriers, Boston University is the largest university in the city, founded in 1839. With over 16,000 full time undergraduates and over 8,500 full time graduate students, as well as a faculty of nearly 4,000, the University spans more than 13 acres right in the heart of Boston. 

With more than 100 colleges and universities located within its metropolitan area, Boston has been appropriately dubbed, "The Athens of America". Boston area schools include some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. 

World Renowned Hospitals and Medical Centers

The Boston area is world renowned for its state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities. From teaching hospitals associated with the area's most prestigious universities, to community health centers, Boston offers the cutting-edge treatment and research that breaks new medical ground and expertly delivers successful patient care. 

Recognized as one of Boston's most upscale neighborhoods and attractions, the Back Bay stretches from the Charles River on the north to Newbury Street on the south and encompasses some of the city's most historic homes, businesses and high-end shopping and dining destinations.

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Barbara Krakow Gallery

10 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 617-262-4490

Description: BACK BAY. This popular gallery showcases exceptional paintings, prints, sculpture, and gouaches and is the site of numerous temporary exhibits and artist receptions.
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Carroll and Sons Art Gallery

450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118 617-482-2477

Description: SOUTH END. Originally known as the Bernard Toale Gallery, Joseph Carroll took over the space in 2008 and reopened as Carroll and Sons. Those faint of artistic spirit need not visit - the gallery only features contemporary artists whose works are almost painfully cutting edge.
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Copley Society of Art

158 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 617-536-5049

Description: BACK BAY. The country's oldest nonprofit art association helps young talents break into the mainstream art world. More than 500 members participate in Co|So's 15 to 20 annual exhibitions, affording promising artists considerable exposure and opportunity.
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Gallery NAGA

67 Newbury St, Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA 02116 617-267-9060

Description: BACK BAY. In operation since 1977, this gallery, which has been a forum for some of Boston's leading contemporary artists, places a strong emphasis on painting and studio furniture. Frequent temporary exhibits spotlight sculpture, photography, and prints.
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International Poster Gallery

205 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 617-375-0076

Description: BACK BAY. This wonderful gallery is filled with more than 10,000 vintage posters primarily from Europe, the former Soviet Union and the US. Subject matter includes animals, art, travel, sports, music, automobiles, film, politics, and wartime efforts. The friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to field questions.
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Pucker Gallery

171 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 617-267-9473

Description: BACK BAY. At this gallery, you'll discover a prominent collection of art from America, Europe, Israel, Asia, and South and West Africa. Media include paintings, graphics, sculpture, and ceramics. Exhibits of Inuit carvings and works by Chagall, Picasso, and Hundertwasser are also available.
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Vose Galleries of Boston

238 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 617-536-6176

Description: BACK BAY. Traditionalists and fans of representational art particularly enjoy this popular gallery, which features a premier collection of 18th and 19th century American paintings since 1841.
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