things to do Around Campus

TUSC recognizes Tufts is part of a vibrant community with a lot to do and see. We work hard to bring as many engaging events to campus as possible, working collaboratively with many local business, but unfortunately we can't bring them all. 

We've compiled a list of our favorite places around Tufts. To help you plan for your outing, we've added additional details. Cost ranges are denoted with 1 to 4 dollar signs based on how expensive the attraction is in comparison to others on the list. Our suggested transportation methods are listed either via the Tufts Shuttle Service to Davis or the SMFA, the MBTA train (the "T") or MBTA bus. Remember, Charlie Cards for the MBTA can be purchased at the Mayer Campus Center Information Booth.

SITES TO SEE   |   GAMES   |   SPORTS   |   CULTURE   |   SHOPPING

Sites to See
 
Davis Square

Somerville’s hip Davis Square has an eclectic mix of restaurants and shopping that draws a young crowd.

address

1 College Ave

Somerville, MA 02144

Cost

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Davis Shuttle

Varies

No

Medford Square

Medford Square is a leafy, peaceful town center with quiet side streets. The town caters toward a population that includes everyone from Tufts students and life-long residents to young families.

address

23 Riverside Ave

Medford, MA 02155

Cost

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$$

Bus

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FANEUIL HALL

Shopping center with many stores and restaurants comprising three historic market buildings and a promenade.

address

4 S Market St

Boston, MA 02109

Cost

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T

No

No

FENWAY PARK

Since 1912, Fenway has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city's American League baseball team, and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball franchise. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB.

address

4 Jersey St

Boston, MA 02215

Cost

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$$$

T

No

No

BOSTON COMMON

Boston Common, dating from 1634,  is the oldest city park in the United State. It features fields, a pond, and statues.

address

139 Tremont St

Boston, MA 02111

Cost

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T

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Freedom Trail

Boston's iconic 2.5 mile-Freedom Trail connects sixteen nationally significant historic sites, including museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and more, each one an authentic treasure.

address

139 Tremont St

Boston, MA 02111

Cost

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T

No

No

Boston Public Library

On the National Register of Historic Places, the library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.The central library as a whole with the two buildings combined contains 930,000 square feet (86,000 m2) of space and houses 21 million items in its collections.

address

700 Boylston St

Boston, Ma 02116

Cost

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$

T

No

No

GAMES
Amaze Escape

Room Escape Adventures are team building activities that create scenarios where participants must rely on each other, their ability to communicate, and their creative genius to escape a room.

address

7 Central St #130

Arlington, MA 02476

Cost

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$$

Bus

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No

Boda Borg Boston

Are you ready to break out of prison, be on a TV game show, explore a haunted house or run an obstacle course? Boda Borg Boston has seventeen Quests to challenge your team. You'll climb, crawl, explore and fail -- a lot -- as you work together to conquer our challenging Quests.

address

90 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

Cost

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$$

Bus

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No

SkyZone Trampoline 

Sky Zone is the world's original indoor trampoline park and features freestyle bouncing, dodgeball, fitness programs & more.

address

69 Norman St

Everett, MA 02149

Cost

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Jumbocash

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$$

Bus

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No

 
SPORts
Minuteman Bikeway

The Minuteman Bikeway is a 10-mile paved multi-use rail trail located in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts. It runs from Bedford to Alewife station, at the northern end of the Red Line in Cambridge, passing through the towns of Lexington and Arlington along the way.

address

Bedford to Alewife Station

Cost

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$

T

No

No

Middlesex Fells

Middlesex Fells Reservation, often referred to simply as the Fells, is a public recreation area covering more than 2,200 acres. The state park surrounds two inactive reservoirs, Spot Pond and the Fells Reservoir, and the three active reservoirs.

address

4 Woodland Rd

Stoneham, MA 02180

Cost

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$

Bus

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No

MetroROCK Boston

With 26,000 square feet of climbable wall and hundreds of routes, MetroRock is a great space to learn and improve in the sport of rock climbing.

address

69 Norman St #9

Everett, MA 02149

Cost

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$$

Bus

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No

Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders builds and operates a 40,000 Square Foot Facility that includes bouldering, auto-belay, top-roping, and lead climbing to foster community through rock climbing, fitness, arts and culture, active co-working, and events.

address

12A Tyler St

Somerville, MA 02143

Cost

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$$

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The Phoenix multisport mission

The Phoenix offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose a sober life. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery.

address

54 Newmarket Square

Boston, MA 02118

Cost

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$$

Bus

No

No

 
CULTURE
Somerville Theater

The Somerville Theater is an independent theater and concert venue in Davis Square featuring movies, live events, special events, and the Museum of Bad Art!

address

55 Davis Square 

Somerville, MA 02144

Cost

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$

Davis Shuttle

No

No

Chevalier Theater

Seating 1,900, this landmark theater features national bands, comedians & other live performances.

address

90 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

Cost

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$$

Bus

No

No

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is the fifth largest museum in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas and offers free admission for students!

address

465 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Cost

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$$

T or

SMFA Shuttle

No

No

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is an art museum which houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American art. Its collection includes paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts

address

25 Evans Way

Boston, MA 02115

Cost

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$$

T

No

No

Institute for Contemporary Art

The ICA is a Boston waterfront museum featuring leading visual artists and performance. Admission is $10 for students.

address

25 Harbor Shore Dr 

Boston, MA 02210

Cost

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$$

T

No

No

MIT Museum

The MIT Museum offers $5 admission for students and hosts collections of holography, technology-related artworks, artificial intelligence, robotics, maritime history, and the history of MIT.

address

265 Massachusetts Ave

Cambridge, MA 02139

Cost

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$

T

No

No

TAza Chocolate Tour

Public tours are offered 7 days a week for $6 and depart from the Taza Chocolate Factory Store, 561 Windsor Street, Somerville. Online reservations required.

address

561 Windsor St

Somerville, MA 02143

Cost

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$

Bus

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No

Made by Me:
Paint Your Own Pottery

Come in anytime, browse our shelves, and pick out the piece you'd like to paint. We'll glaze and fire it for you, and have your masterpiece ready for you to pick up in 6 days.

address

1685 Massachusetts Ave

Cambridge, MA 02138

Cost

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$$

T

No

No

 
Shopping
Assembly Row Somerville

You can find it all at The Row. From shopping, to dining and attractions, these Somerville stores have activities and events for kids and adults.

address

598 Assembly Row

Somerville, MA 02145

Cost

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$$

Bus

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Bow market

Former storage building featuring over thirty local boutiques, cafes & art shops around a central courtyard in the heart of Union Square, Somerville.

address

1 Bow Market Way

Somerville, MA 02143

Cost

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$$

Bus

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GarMent District

Sprawling store offering new & used apparel, including vintage pieces, for men & women.

address

200 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02139

Cost

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$

T

No

No

Newbury Street

Boston's most enchanting street. Eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining. Boston's Newbury Street has something for everyone.

address

279 Newbury St

Boston, MA 02116

Cost

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$$

T

No

No

Prudential Center

Why not start right here in the middle of everything Boston has to offer? Here you'll find unique shopping, a variety of popular activities, and restaurants. And it's all under one roof!

address

800 Boylston St

Boston, MA 02199

Cost

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$$

T

No

No

 

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