Boston is known not only for its significant historical institutions, fine dining and vibrant culture, but also for its easily accessible train stops placed all over the city. The subway system (known by locals as “The T) is located just about anywhere you might want to go in the city. Listed below are some of our favorite T stops, which also lead to some of the city’s greatest attractions.
Discover Harvard University’s legendarily picturesque campus as well as a number of signature retail shops and restaurants. Check out Harvard shops like J. August for Crimson Tide-themed apparel, The Coop for every book you could possibly imagine, and Grendel’s Den for a casual dinner and a cold beer. The Harvard Square T stop is located in Cambridge, a neighboring city of Boston, just a ten-minute ride from The Boxer.
1400 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
If you enjoy high-end shopping and power lunches with potent cocktails, check out Copley Square. Placed directly in the middle of the city, connecting downtown to Back Bay, this T stop offers access to upscale shopping on Boston’s fashionable Newbury Street as well as landmarks like the Boston Public Library and its quiet Courtyard Café. Spend the day shopping at Chanel, Armani, Vince, and Restoration Hardware on Newbury Street, and finish off with a refreshing cocktail at 29 Newbury, a restaurant known for its cocktails and outdoor seating.
640 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Back Bay Station
Back Bay Station is the gateway to the stylish South End and its eclectic selection of fine dining and upscale boutiques. Also, this T stop leads you to a renowned theater and event space called the Boston Center for the Arts as well as the acclaimed Boston Ballet. Check out restaurants like Stephi’s on Tremont, Aquitaine and Barcelona–all just a short walk from the Back Bay Station T stop.
145 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
Charles/ MGH Station
The Charles/MGH T stop is located near many leading restaurants in the posh Beacon Hill area including Figs, Toscano and the Paramount. Spend the day sampling different antique shops for rare finds, and enjoy a meal at one of these intimate restaurants with prime people-watching tables. Charles Street is a haven for Boston’s high society as well as more casual observers.
Intersection of Charles Street and Cambridge Street
The South Station T stop is near both the chic Seaport District and the classically elegant Financial District. Both of these areas are distinctive in their offerings for restaurants and cultural activities. Notable restaurants include: Legal Harborside, 75 on Liberty Wharf and Trade. These Boston restaurants are modern in their décor and offer outdoor seating complete with water and city views. Don’t forget to check out the Institute of Contemporary Art while you’re in this must-visit area.
700 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
The Haymarket T stop is located near the North End and all of its famous dining options especially Mike’s Pastry—where you might indulge in a cannoli. Haymarket is also the home of Quincy Market, which is the open market where you can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables. It is near Faneuil Hall, a historical area filled with shops and restaurants.
Boston, MA 02108