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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.

Shopping
Guide - Shopping - Specialty Shops

Devonia Antiques

15 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108 617-523-8313

Description: BEACON HILL. This internationally renowned dealer specializes in fine antique glass and porcelain and boasts an extensive inventory. Numerous designer brands are well represented, and you'll be pleased to find complete sets of fine china, glassware, and tableware.
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Garment District

200 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-876-5230

Description: CAMBRIDGE. Featuring vintage and contemporary clothing, the Garment District labels itself as an "alternative department store" and has been in this Kendall Square location for almost 15 years. The store sells vintage clothing for a dollar-a-pound ­ along with music, party, and pop culture accessories. Over 40,000 pieces of clothing are here on any given day so if it's the retro look you're after, you're sure to find it here.
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The Flat of the Hill

60 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114 617-619-9977

Description: BEACON HILL. At this charming gift shop, you'll encounter lots of unique items to take back home! Among the the things that may catch your eye are black and white photos of New England, garden accessories, soaps, candles, painted furniture, napkins, picnic baskets, decorative pillows, handbags, silver trays, and hand-painted signs.
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Tibet Emporium

103 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114 617-723-8035

Description: BEACON HILL. This shop is a gem among some of Boston's more interesting finds along Charles Street. Tibet Emporium carries masterfully handwoven scarves, silk pillowcases, snuggly hats, and shimmering silk clothing. All in bright and lively colors. The owners are always on hand to answer questions and the staff's friendly attitude is inviting. Perfectly crafted jewelry and gifts abound here for that special someone and at very reasonable prices too!
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Tiffany & Co.

100 Huntington Ave, Copley Place, Boston, MA 02116 617-353-0222

Description: BACK BAY. Everyone knows the blue box and the glittering displays that distinguish Tiffany & Co. This sleek store combines classic and modern style, as does the beautiful merchandise. The famous selection of jewelry occupies one side; the contemporary gift store, the other. If you aren't in the market for a diamond, you'll also find china, silver, crystal, and much more. An extremely helpful staff will help you decide which bauble is best if choices become overwhelming.
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Ye Olde Pepper Companie

122 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970 978-745-2744

Description: OUTSIDE THE CITY. Open since 1806, Ye Olde Pepper Company claims to be the oldest candy shop in America. Many of original products such as black jacks (molasses candy sticks) and lemon and peppermint flavored Gibralters are still sold here today. There's a tempting selection of homemade fudge and truffles, too, and patrons may catch a glimpse of the candymakers at work behind the glass. Credit cards accepted for purchases over $5.
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