Greetings, sports fans and hello, arts aficionados: you've come to the right place. The Red Sox have played Fenway Park since 1912, with mixed results. Loyal fans saw the Sox through a 86-year dry spell to their 2004 victory, commemorated in the Farrelly Brothers' baseball rom-com Fever Pitch. Between games, Sox fans flirt on the Cask n' Flagon patio and at Game On! trivia nights. World-class neighborhood "cultchah" attractions prove there's more to Boston than baseball and beer, at least between World Series. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a splendid Italianate courtyard mansion packed with priceless art treasures—with 13 notable exceptions stolen in a 1990 heist. Until the $50 million worth of Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrant paintings are recovered, empty frames mark their places on the Gardener's gallery walls. The Museum of Fine Art is flaunting a new Art of the Americas wing, with 53 galleries packed with jade Olmec masks, Eames chairs, and Georgia O'Keefe's sexy flowers. If you're not in the mood for Grammy-winning symphony performances, Berklee Performance Center showcases virtuosos from banjo sensation Bela Fleck to punk pioneer Henry Rollins. For serious beats, hit hiphop Mondays at Church or the House of Blues' gay-friendly Epic Saturdays with DJs in drag.
Getting Around Boston
The easist way to get around Boston is the subway. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency (MBTA; http://www.mbta.com/) operates the Silver Line SL1 to and from Logan Airport for the best direct connection to and from the Red Line at South Station. This is the best option for transportation to Cambridge, Downtown Boston, MIT and Harvard. Service from Logan on the Silver Line SL1 runs from 5:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. every day. MBTA operates 5 subway lines which operate Monday-Saturday 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Sundays 6 a.m. to midnight. Fare on all lines is $2.50 regardless of distance. Passes are available: $11/Day or $18/Week; Children under 12 are free. Boston features a bicycle sharing program, The Hubway (http://www.thehubway.com/), which offers a 24-hour pass for $5 and a 3-day pass for $12.
- Boston Logan International Airport-BOS
Things to Do and See Near Fenway-Kenmore
- Newbury Street
- John F. Kennedy Library
- Fenway Park
- Museum of Science
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Faneuil Hall
- USS Constitution
- Harvard Museum of Natural History
- North End
- Massachusetts State House