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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.

Guide - Nightlife - Comedy Club

Comedy Studio

1238 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 617-661-6507

Description: CAMBRIDGE. Located on the third floor of Harvard Square's Hong Kong Restaurant, this comedy club attracts folks looking to unwind with a laugh or two. You'll find a fun-filled schedule of both stand-up and sketch comedy at the Mass Ave comedy house, which also features political humor, new talents, and group performances. The club serves New American cuisine, and Chinese eats from the restaurant can be had as well. Cash only at the door; credit cards accepted inside.
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Dick's Beantown Comedy Vault

124 Boylston St, Remington's Restaurant, Boston, MA 021116 617-482-0110

Description: THEATRE DISTRICT. This comedy spot, big on laughs, can be found below Remington's Restaurant in what used to be a bank ­ thus the name. Folks in need of a laugh or two stake out a table in the intimate space and enjoy the wit and antics of improv groups, local talents, and even fearless audience members on open-mic night. You may even catch Dick Doherty, owner of the club, delivering a routine to a packed crowd. Great for a light-hearted time.
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Improv Asylum

216 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 617-263-6887

Description: NORTH END. Fans of sensational sketch comedy and inventive improv adore this Boston venue. The comedy club's talented cast performs everything from short-form improv games and hysterical long-form improv to an adults-only "Raunch" show on Saturdays at midnight (free if you attend an earlier performance). Described as "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" meets "Saturday Night Live," Improv Asylum is one of Boston's top venues for creative comedy, complete with reasonably priced drinks and an intimate "underground" ambiance.
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40 Prospect St, Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-576-1253

Description: CAMBRIDGE. This is the scene to turn to when looking for laughs in Cambridge. Carving out a place in Central Square, Improv Boston brings down the house 5 nights a week. Great for families, groups, or that first date, the performances will leave you feeling good and wanting more. Offering a wide range of classes on improvisation and acting as well, so if you want to take some of what you see home with you, you can!
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Nick's Comedy Stop

100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116 617-438-1068

Description: THEATRE DISTRICT. Looking for a laugh at the end of a long day? Head to Nick's, where they abound. In business for more than 24 years, the place manages to find life's humor, and it often brings locals and visitors back for more. Nick's is a comfortable, casual sort of place where you can sit back, enjoy a drink, and belly laugh all night long. Available for private party bookings.
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The Wilbur Theatre

246 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 617-248-9700

Description: THEATRE DISTRICT. The biggest names in the funny business take the stage regularly at this historic Boston theater. Amongst comedy clubs in the city, The Wilbur books the most A-list acts, having featured such stars as Kathy Griffin, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Bill Maher and Rob Schneider. Plus, the venue itself is as grand as the entertainment. Built in 1914, the theater exudes simple historic elegance while also boasting a modern state-of-the-art sound system and multiple bars.
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