Get to Know Boston: Great Outdoors

Now that you've been accepted to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), it's time to get to know your new backyard: the city of Boston!

The beautiful city of Boston has so much to offer—from art and culture, to shopping and restaurants. But, you may not realize that the city is also filled with nature and opportunities to connect with the great outdoors.

Check out some of our favorite ways to connect with nature in the city of Boston:

Charles River

When our students aren't studying, they like to take a break by experiencing the splendor of the Charles River, one of the most famous parts of our beautiful city. With walking and running paths along the esplanade, community and university boat houses, and green spaces and wildlife, the Charles River is a quiet oasis in a bustling city. The perfect place to unwind!

Swan Boats

One of our favorite summer activities in the city is the world-famous Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden! Did you know that the first Swan Boat set sail in 1877? Generations of Bostonians have enjoyed this unique experience.

Boston Waterfront

One of the most beautiful parts of our city? Boston's Waterfront! Follow the Harborwalk through this vibrant neighborhood—you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants or do a little shopping. Or, just take a moment to relax and watch the tugboats, sailboats and water taxis go by.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

The Emerald Necklace is located right in our neighborhood and includes over 1,100 of acres of beautiful parkways and riverways, extending into Brookline. Just a ten minute walk from campus, the Kelleher Rose Garden is located in the Back Bay Fens and has over 1,500 beautiful roses along garden paths and trellises. Complete with a 1930's-era fountain, the park is a peaceful spot in a busy city.

Ready to call MCPHS home? Submit your enrollment and housing deposit today!