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An Excellent Student’s Guide to Boston

November 3, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu Boston 0 Comments

Boston is one of the most entertaining places to live in as a student. There are plenty of things to do on a limited budget, and lots of nice coffee shops to pass the time while writing a paper or cramming for finals. This helpful guide has some tips on great places to go whether you’re looking for a day of fun or have work to do.

Cheap and Fun Things to do in Boston

It’s hard to find fun things to do on a student’s income, but Boston has an abundance of adventures to offer if you look in the right place. Whether you’re looking to go out with friends, or go on an inexpensive date, there’s always something for you to choose.

Frog’s Pond:

This public pond offers ice skating in the winter months, and provides a charming atmosphere for getting out when the cold tempts you to stay in. Admission is only $4 for adults, and you can rent skates for only $8. It’s the perfect place to take a date before heading out to a night on the town, and will be a memory that stays fondly in your mind over the years.

Shopping in Filene’s Basement:

This staple of Boston, which has been around since 1908, is a treasure trove of designer clothing for anyone looking to get great clothes at bargain-basement (literally) prices. Finding the perfect item at Filene’s is an experience in and of itself, with clothes piled in bins throughout the store. Always an entertaining outing, this one-of-a-kind clothes shop is a must for any student living in the Boston area.

Fenway Park:

Go to the stadium on a sunny afternoon and watch the renowned Boston Red Sox take on their opponent. The history of the park is evident throughout, and one can’t help but find themselves thinking back to long-gone days where thousands of fans crowded in to watch Ted Williams and other great players. Tours are also available for $12 and offer the chance to learn about the iconic stadium’s history, with the added bonus of a fantastic overlook atop the infamous Green Monster.

Studying in Boston

Every college student knows that coffee shops are a great place to go when you need to get some studying done. The quiet, thoughtful atmosphere gives you a place to focus without the distraction of roommates or the noise of a common area. There are a number of good coffee shops in the area, but one that consistently gets great reviews for both its atmosphere and drinks is Darwins Ltd. The shop is located in Harvard Square at 1629 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02138. It’s about 8 miles from central Boston, so it should only take about 10 minutes to get there.

Whatever you do…

Make sure that you make the most of your time in this charming city. It’s easy to get caught up in school work, a job and all the other things that come with being a student. Just remember that it’s important to take time to learn about life as well as the things that you’re studying in school.

This article is presented by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Boston. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Boston offers Le Cordon Bleu culinary education classes and culinary training programs in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the class offerings, please visit Chefs.edu/Boston for more information.

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