Local Area Guide

Boston University:  Local Area Video Tour



The closest airport to Boston University is Logan International Aiport (BOS), which is about eight miles from campus. From the terminal, follow the signs to Ground Transportation, where you can take a taxi or ride-share service to campus, or take the Silver Line bus to South Station to utilize public transportation.


Public Transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), Green Line B train passes right through Boston University Campus. Locals refer to the subway as the T.

The Boston University Central stop on the B line is a short walk from the George Sherman Union.

MBTA Trip Planner


Food Locations

Blaze Pizza
961 Commonwealth Ave.
Otto Pizza
888 Commonwealth Ave.
Brown Sugar Cafe
1033 Commonwealth Ave.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
949 Commonwealth Ave.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
876 Commonwealth Ave.
580 Commonwealth Ave.
Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Ave.
Multiple locations on campus
Fin’s Sushi & Grill
636 Beacon St.
Sunset Cantina
916 Commonwealth Ave.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave.
T’s Pub
973 Commonwealth Ave.
Life Alive Organic Cafe
888 Commonwealth Ave.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
645 Beacon St.


Area Attractions

Looking for something to do? You’ve come to the right city. Boston has a little something for everyone if you know where to look. Explore the historic streets, take in some modern art, or try a little fusion cuisine. We’ve listed just a few of our favorites below. You’re never bored in a city like this.

  • Red Sox Baseball:  Catch some great baseball at America’s most iconic park. Find games and purchase tickets on the Red Sox official website
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace:  Explore the nation’s premier urban marketplace in the heart of the nation’s most historic city.
  • Freedom Trail: Follow history as it weaves through some of Boston’s most famous sites. Walk along the trail on your own or purchase a guided tour.
  • Area beaches:  Revere Beach is the nation’s oldest public beach. Many beaches, including Revere, are accessible by public transportation. Check out this handy guide on how to take to the sea by T.
  • Museums and Historical Sites:  Boston’s museums are among the finest in the country. Whether you’re looking for culture, art, history, science, or just plain fun, you’re sure to find something fascinating. Check out this list of Boston Museums and attractions.
  • Performing Arts and Entertainment:  Music, theatre, or dance, we’ve got it all. Check out this calendar for upcoming arts and entertainment shows and ticketing information.
  • Shopping and Dining:  Treating yourself to something high end or are you hunting for the best deal? No worries, Boston’s got you covered. We’ve got great shopping and dining for every budget and taste.
  • America’s Walking City:  simply set out downtown and experience the magic of Newbury Street, the Public Garden, and the Boston Common throughout the summer, stopping at any number of outdoor restaurants and cafes.