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Boston - A City of Good Eats, History, and Sports

Every college has a campus. We have a whole city. From cuisine to museums, rich history to our sports culture, take a deeper dive into the reasons we love Boston so much.


One of our favorite parts of Boston? The incredible dining scene. Just a short walk from campus, you will find the bustling Fenway neighborhood, where fine dining and quick eats are abundant. Grab a burger at Tasty Burger and go shopping, dig into biscuits with honey butter at Sweet Cheeks, or enjoy a historic New England meal at Island Creek Oyster Bar. And who can beat a frank from Fenway Park?

Beyond our own backyard, you will find countless dining options in Boston’s historic neighborhoods, including Italian desserts in the North End, dim sum in Chinatown, and frozen yogurt on up-scale shopping destination Newbury Street.


Massachusetts is a state of firsts. The Boston Common is the oldest public park and the famous “T” is America’s first subway system, and just outside the city is the birthplace of the American Revolution. The rich history of Boston is visible around every corner, from the cobblestones of the North End to the shining dome of the State House.

And because we call the Longwood Medical Area home, we are part of the historic past of Boston’s home of healthcare – and we have a front-row seat to the advances of today, which are happening every day at our neighboring medical institutions.

Culture, History, and Attractions

Feel the need for a cultural fix? Boston is home to countless museums, theaters, and galleries, all contributing to a vibrant and diverse cultural narrative. The city also boasts many green spaces, parks, and historical locations to enjoy in your downtime.

Many of Boston’s best cultural highlights are just a short walk or train ride from MCPHS, including American Repertory Theatre, Boston Ballet, American Repertory Theatre, the Harvard Art Museums, the Institute of Contemporary Art, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, and so many more. And our students enjoy free or discounted admission to many of these destinations with their Fenway Card.

Sporting Events

It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s how you watch the game. And there are plenty of games and sporting events to take in in a town that loves its teams.

Boston’s sports teams have won more championships in the past decade than any other city, and while you’re here at MCPHS you’ll have plenty of opportunities watch Boston’s best in person, whether that’s baseball (go Sox!), basketball, football, hockey, or soccer.

As an MCPHS student, you have access to discounted tickets to sporting events and more through the university’s Cardinal Booth.

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