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Boston Visitor Info

Boston Visitor Info

The historic, tree-lined Simmons campus is located on the borders of Boston's lively Fenway neighborhood and the Longwood Medical area, and is easily accessible by public transportation.

One of the great things about Simmons is its Boston location. There's probably no better city in the world to be a student. Boston has fascinating historical sites, first-rate cultural institutions, and excellent shopping and restaurants, not to mention more than 300,000 other students. It's a great place to browse in bookstores, wander through galleries, catch a concert, or just hang out and people-watch. Be sure to save some time on your visit to see the sights.


Note: Hotels fill up early, especially in the fall, so make reservations well in advance. Many also have college discounts, so be sure to ask when booking.


  • The Border Cafe (Mexican)
    32 Church Street, Cambridge
  • Boston Beer Works
    61 Brookline Avenue, Boston
  • Thaitation (Thai)
    129 Jersey Street, Boston
  • Cafe at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    280 The Fenway, Boston
  • Legal Seafood
    Copley Place and Prudential Center, Boston
  • Pizzeria Uno
    645 Beacon Street, Boston
  • Sonsie
    327 Newbury Street, Boston

The top things to do while in town:

  • view the city from the top of the Prudential or Hancock buildings
  • take a Duck Tour of the city
  • have cappuccino and cannoli at Mike's Pastry in the North End
  • take in a show at the Comedy Connection
  • rollerblade along the Charles River
  • check out Newbury Street
  • see the latest exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, or the Institute of Contemporary Art
  • treat yourself to tea at the Ritz