If you find yourself stuck on campus during a slow weekend, hitch a ride on the T and head into Boston to discover one of America’s most culturally-rich and entertainment-filled cities. The city is home to numerous attractions and events that can make for an amazing and fun semester.
Over the next few months, some exciting events are happening that will be sure to make any weekend one to remember.
College Fest is one of the city’s most popular events among college students. On Oct. 12 and 13, the Hynes Convention Center will be filled with vendors giving out bags of free goods, along with raffles, musical entertainment, and contests. College Fest draws in a large crowd from all of the higher education institutions around Boston, allowing students to come together and interact with each other.
Fall also supplies perfect weather for shopping and discovering the city. Head over to Newbury Street and peruse the mile-long stretch of shops, maybe stopping to grab a bite at one of the prominent and delicious restaurants along the street. Nearby is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in New England. This hidden gem is the Boston Public Garden. You can walk the entire stretch of garden and natural park area or spend a day with friends beneath the willow trees.
If you find yourself without anything to do on Halloween night, the Berklee Performance Center at Berklee College of Music is conducting BPC Screams!, a musical theater Halloween event. Dress up in your best costumes to sing and dance along to the “musical haunted house” that will be playing classic Halloween songs and videos. “Time Warp” from Rocky Horror Picture Show and “Thriller,” the classic Michael Jackson song, will headline the Halloween event that promises a night of freaky fun.
Boston Night Tour, another popular Halloween event, is a “haunted house” tour led by a group of paranormal experts. The tour leads people through the freedom trail after nightfall, lit only by lanterns. The twist of this tour is that it focuses only on documented examples of paranormal activity and encounters instead of simply legend. The tour leaders have been trained as Paranormal Investigators. Tickets can be purchased online at their website, and the tour meets at Faneuil Hall.