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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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Downtown Boston Business Improvement District

59 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111 617-261-0066

Description: Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) is a pedestrian mall that's like a community in and of itself. It offers a centralized area in which visitors can shop, eat, and soak up the ambience. Special events and activities are held throughout the year, adding to the district's appeal. Retail merchandise runs the gamut, from clothing to sports gear, jewelry, toys, and more. A number of fine dining venues, nightclubs, and theaters also call Downtown Boston BID home.
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Harvard Square

Mass Ave at Peabody St, Cambridge, MA 02138 617-491-3434

Description: HARVARD SQUARE. Encompassing approximately four square miles, Harvard Square is a centralized area that includes restaurants, shops, nightlife venues, and parks for locals and visitors to enjoy. Historic sites are scattered throughout the picturesque square, which is itself brick-paved and dotted with trees and greenery. Other area attractions include museums, cafes, and theaters.
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Newbury Street

Newbury St, Boston, MA

Description: BACK BAY. Boston's version of Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive, Newbury Street spans eight city blocks, and its historic storefronts offer charming glimpses of Boston during the mid-to-late 19th century. Among a phalanx of open-air coffee shops, cafes, antique stores, custom clothiers, and brand-name boutiques are some of the city's true architectural gems, including the Art Deco Ritz Carlton, Richard Upjohn's Church of the Covenant (1865), and the Temple for the Working Union of Progressive Spiritualists, finished in 1884.
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Newburyport

Newburyport, MA 01950 978-462-6680

Description: Gift and specialty stores fill the attractive red brick buildings that line this pedestrian friendly port town. An independent bookstore, gourmet shop, British-themed gift store, bridal shop and bakery are among the numerous shops you'll find here.
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North End

Boston, MA 02109

Description: NORTH END. Visit the oldest residential neighborhood in the city. The North End is a potpourri of friendly banter about the Red Sox, cobblestone streets, and enticing smells of authentic Old Country cuisine. The majority of the residents, restaurants, and shops here are Italian. Many of the sites on the Freedom Trail are located in this area, including Paul Revere's House and the Old North Church. It is recommended that visitors walk since the streets are very narrow and parking is virtually impossible ... And walking makes it easier to stop off for a snack at one of the fresh produce markets.
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Roslindale Village

Corinth St, Roslindale, MA 02131 617-327-4065

Description: ROSLINDALE. The area of Roslindale is located about six miles from downtown Boston and offers locals and visitors alike a pleasant excursion from the city. The area is very picturesque and well-maintained and houses a variety of shopping and dining establishments.
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