A swath of rolling green hills and trees, this 18-hole golf course is situated in a pleasant residential section of the city. The course was designed by Donald Ross and has been selected in various polls as one of the top public golf clubs in the country. The large fleet of golf carts almost ensures that one will be available for you, and you can stock up on tees and gear at the pro shop. You can also enjoy the snack bar or retire to the clubhouse after a day spent in the sun.
36 Perkins Street Boston, MA 02130 +1 617 635 4505(City Park Council)
This large pond was carved out by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Unusually deep and cold, Jamaica Pond is linked via underground channels to other bodies of water along the Jamaicaway. The park features one path for walkers and runners and another path for cyclists. During the summer months, you can rent a rowboat or sailboat, or you can fish for trout, bass, salmon and perch. Check website for more.
30 Germania Street Boston, MA 02130 +1 617 368 5080/+1 617 368 5213
Learn the history of the Boston Beer Company, brewer of Sam Adams beer, since its beginnings in 1984. Have you ever wondered how the brewing and fermentation process works? You will learn how yeast, grain and malted barley turn into liquid cheer. View the giant machinery that does it all with a little help from the brew-masters. At the end of the guided tour, visitors get a taste of the famous Boston Lager and seasonal brews. There is a gift shop on site.
Arnold Arboretum, a botanical garden, located in Jamaica Plain, is the crown jewel in Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace, which is the chain of Boston parks that he created. The manicured grounds, under the management of Harvard University, are filled with exotic flora that are tagged with species and genus names for the eager amateur botanist. The annual 'Lilac Sunday' during the second week of May draws thousands of visitors to enjoy the beauty of over 500 lilac bushes.
From early spring through late fall, visitors can take a guided tour through the gardens and foliage of this peaceful, beautiful cemetery. The garden-style graveyard is the burial site of playwright Eugene O'Neill and poet E.E. Cummings. On Sundays during warm months, meet at the big Gothic gate for a sculpture tour. Do not miss the Garden of Memories.
832 Commonwealth Avenue Boston University Boston, MA 02215 +1 617 975 0600
Established in 1976, the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) is located on the campus of the Boston University. Described as a one-stop shop for photography lovers, this center offers everything ranging from thematic exhibitions, workshops, lectures and discussions. Latest trends in contemporary photography are faithfully tracked and then disseminated through education programs. Resources for enthusiasts include a library with over 4000 volumes so check website for more details.
The Boston University Sailing Pavilion serves up the whims of experienced sailors to enjoy sailing boathouse or splash-splashing with kayaking. The university offers annual or seasonal sailing cards for reasonable fees to enjoy recreational sailing at the Pavilion. In case you are planing to take your family or friend along, you will be charged a nominal amount per person.
685 Commonwealth Avenue Boston University Boston, MA 02215 +1 617 353 8725
Tsai Performance Center is a 525-seat venue for theatrical performances, concerts, lectures, conferences and other events. The center rests inside the College of Arts and Sciences in the campus of Boston University. Tsai Performance Center is technically well-equipped with great acoustics and lighting along with comfortable seats and a good stage. So, you can appreciate the performances from any seat, anywhere in the hall.
537 Commonwealth Avenue New England School of Photography Boston, MA 02215 +1 617 437 1868
Affiliation with the New England School of Photography enables this all-photography gallery to introduce the newest talent from Boston and surrounding areas. The space also sees a series of rotating exhibits throughout the year. The work offers unique perspectives on every category imaginable, from children to the seniors, urban city dwellers to suburban communities, nature and people from all walks of life.
Get a feel for Boston with a stroll along 17 miles of riverside paths and parks. Watch sailboats and racing college crews on the Charles River Esplanade. On summer evenings, there is free music at the Hatch Memorial Shell, and there are always hundreds of walkers, joggers, bikers, dog-walkers and sunbathers enjoying the view. The best way to reach the river is via the Arthur Fiedler footbridge, which is close to the intersection of Beacon and Arlington Streets in the Back Bay, or via the pedestrian bridge near the Charles/MGH T station.
The Tremont Temple church is one of the city's largest
baptist churches and is an architectural masterpiece. The converse hall at the church is extremely large and can seat around 1800 people but even with its humongous size, the ...
When this congregation was formed in 1669, it was a
dissenting group from the First Church in Boston and was known as the Third Church. Famous historical members of this church's congregation included Benjamin Franklin, William Dawes, James Otis ...
Preserving the grounds and home of former Presidents John Adams
and John Quincy Adams, this historical park offers a variety of activities for visitors. Don't miss a chance to learn about its heritage by touring the former homes, browsing ...