Northeastern University is situated on Huntington Avenue in downtown Boston, in close proximity to historical and modern amenities, as well as a number of excellent hotels and restaurants. While ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are ubiquitous, Boston’s public transportation service, known as the T, is also efficient and quite inexpensive. An organizer-curated selection of hotels, transportation options, restaurants, and outings are below.
- The Colonnade Hotel is a high-end hotel on Huntington Avenue that is .6 miles from Northeastern and is accessible via the T.
- The Midtown Hotel is a cost-effective hotel on Huntington Avenue that is .4 miles from Northeastern and is accesible via the T. A small block of hotel rooms has been registered under “STRINGDATA” and is available through Nov. 15, 2017, at a rate of $99 per night.
- airbnb offers private apartments at a variety of price points in many Boston neighborhoods. The South End and Back Bay are neighborhoods with short walks from Northeastern, and downtown, Brookline, and Jamaica Plain are easily accessed via the T.
Garage parking is available in the Renaissance Garage or the Gainsborough Garage.
The T is run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which provides all T maps and schedules. In practice, locals often use Google Maps for T directions, which are accurate both for routes and timing.
T stops near Northeastern include:
- Northeastern, a Green line stop on Huntington Avenue.
- Ruggles, an Orange line stop on Forsyth Street.
Relevant downtown T stops include:
- Arlington, a Green line stop at the Boston Public Garden, in between Copley Square and the Boston Common.
- Haymarket, an Orange line stop near Boston’s historic North End.
- Downtown Crossing, an Orange line stop in the heart of downtown. Transfer here for service to MIT and Harvard.
Uber and Lyft drivers are typically available for pickup within five minutes, providing an alternative to the T.
A selection of restaurants near Northeastern for dinner include:
- Toro, a Barcelona-style tapas restaurant in Boston’s South End.
- Five Horses, a South End gastropub with many local microbrews.
- Symphony Sushi, five minutes from campus, inexpensive and excellent.
- Thaitation, Thai cuisine in the Fenway neighborhood.
- Squealing Pig, a Mission Hill gastropub.
- El Centro Mexican, Mexican cuisine in the South End.
While some of the above are suitable for lunch as well, some quicker options include:
Additional options can be found on Huntingtown Avenue, in the directions of Massachusetts Avenue.
Though our workshop is short and the days will be busy, natural outings for the interested participant include:
- Boston Common and Boston Public Garden, two famous adjacent parks in the heart of downtown.
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s premier art museum, directly across the street from Northeastern.
- JFK Museum, celebrating the life and work of native Bostonian and America’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy.
- The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston that passes many historical sites significant to the American Revolution.
- The North End, Boston’s
oldest residential neighborhood known for revolution era events, as well
as its fine Italian restaurants.