The Symphony-Fenway area is so chock-full of famous cultural landmarks and exciting things to do, we could not fit them all in just one blog post! Check out the first five famous Symphony-Fenway spots in Part One, and read on to find five more places in Symphony-Fenway that you do not want to miss.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Do not let the nondescript building fool you. The Isabella Stewart Gardner museum houses one of the most impressive collections of international art in the region. The courtyard is also gorgeous, and check the museum’s website for lectures, classes, and concerts.
If you are itching for some green space, head over to The Back Bay Fens and explore one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Bostonians and tourists alike have been enjoying walking trails and monuments at The Fens since it was established in 1879. In fact, The Fens is so famous, the city of Boston named Fenway Park after it.
Charles River Reservation
This 17-mile stretch is popular among outdoorsy sightseers and residents alike. Along the beautiful Charles River, you can bike, walk, or jog. Or, why not try sailing or canoeing on the water itself? Keep an eye out for crew teams from the local universities practicing on the river. And check out the free events along the river over the summer, like Fourth of July fireworks, free concerts, and movie screenings.
The Berklee Performance Center
Berklee College, one of the best music schools in the world, is located right in your Boston neighborhood. Reap the benefits by taking in a show at the Berklee Performance Center! This modern concert hall with incredible acoustics hosts musicians from all over the world, so you can drop in to see anything from big band swing to Indian folk music.
If you check out the beautiful Mary Baker Eddy library, you will also find the unique and educational mapparium inside. The mapparium is a three-story tall map made of stained glass, and since the 1930s, adults and children alike have delighted in walking around inside of it, gazing overhead in wonder.