Life at Tufts is going to be pretty exciting. We know. But once in a while it's good to go out with friends and venture into the wilderness. Medford, Somerville, Cambridge and Boston are all filled with restaurants, night life, museums and plenty of other fun things to discover. Whether you want to wander through the Boston Common, shop at Newbury Street, see the Red Sox play in Fenway Park, watch a movie or a live show at Somerville Theatre or see a concert at a local club, there is always something to do in the area.
If you're on the Medford campus, the MBTA’s Red Line will take you from Davis Square to Park Street, home of the Boston Common and the Massachusetts Statehouse. From here, you can walk almost anywhere in the city of Boston. A stroll down the block will lead you to the theater district, home to off-broadway productions, or to a vibrant Chinatown. If you head towards the harbor, you can visit the Boston Aquarium or explore the city’s seaport. Further north is (appropriately) the North End - Boston’s Little Italy where every doorway is an opportunity for an amazing meal and the best cannolis are filled with ricotta. And if you're on the Fenway campus - congratulations! You're already downtown and all of Boston in on your doorstep.
A quick transfer at the Park Street station will put you on the Green Line and on track to Boston’s Back Bay. Once a literal bay, it was filled in during the 19th century and is now Boston’s shopping hub, home to Newbury Street, the Prudential Center and Copley Square. You can catch a Sox game at Fenway Park (or ‘pahk’ depending on who you ask), attend the annual Tufts night at the Boston Pops orchestra or cash in (so to speak) your free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts.
There are countless places to eat, tons of things to explore and endless adventures to be had in America’s biggest college town.
Boston is also a great place to do internships - and having access to a major city gives you so many opportunities to prepare for your future career. You can hear from some students who took advantage of these internships below or browse a list of all the internships students have done for the past two years in Boston and beyond through the Career Center here!
Somerville’s Davis Square is one of the closest neighborhoods to Tufts' Medford campus, and one of the most popular off-campus destinations for Jumbos. Students can catch a movie at the Somerville Theater for the lowest prices in Boston, munch on flatbread pizza while duckpin bowling or enjoy some of the best BBQ north of the mason-dixon. If you’re looking for mac-and-cheese on a burger, ice cream or sushi burritos (yes, really), Davis is the place for you. The 10 minute walk back to campus might do you some good after a weekend feast, but the free Tufts Shuttle runs back to campus all day if you don’t feel like a stroll.
Davis is also home to the closest subway, or ‘T’, stop to campus. From Davis you can reach Cambridge, train stations and airports, and of course the city of Boston. A trip from Davis Square to the Boston Common will set you back 20 minutes.
And if all that isn't enough, we've unleashed several students to explore the area and show you what they found. Enjoy below!