Exploring Boston

Exploring Boston 

Pauline Petersen (she/her)

I love getting off campus to places like Boston almost every weekend. Whether it be a coffee shop to do QEA on a rainy day or getting Boba on Newbury Street, it’s nice to explore new places. I’m not a local, but I’ve collected a few of my favorite places to check out and tips for those new to traveling into Boston. If you have recommendations to add on, let me know!

Getting into Boston

Split an Uber or carpool to Eliot Station and take the green line

Take the MWRTA shuttle from Babson to Woodland Station along the green line https://www.mwrta.com/routes/fixed-routes/route-1

Take the commuter rail from Wellesley Hills or Needham Heights ($10 weekend pass for unlimited rides) 

The Wellesley Shuttle once you have a Wellesley ID or purchase tokens from Lulu

Getting around Boston

Use the transit section in a map app to find subway and commuter rail times and routes.

Scavenger Hunt of Places to Check Out Around Boston/Cambridge 

  • The Charles Boardwalk
  • Bakey
  • Banana Lounge (unlimited supply) 
  • Get a Cannoli (Mike’s or Modern Pastry)
  • The Slide (it’s metal and curves)
  •  Most Photographed Street 
  • Bates Hall
  • Brattle Bookshop

Let me know your recommendations! 

–> ppetersen@olin.edu

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