Explore Boston/Somerville/Medford

Tufts is located just five miles outside of Boston, a vibrant metropolitan city rich in both history and world-class cultural resources. Boston is a center of intellectual inquiry and learning, with nine research universities and 60 higher education institutions in its vicinity. Through courses offered at other institutions and the use of greater Boston’s libraries, labs, and centers, graduate students are integrated into the academic fiber of this intellectual city.

Museums and Cultural Institutions

The metropolitan Boston area, and Tufts in particular, is also an ideal location to explore the arts.

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Boston Public Library
  • Museum of Science 
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner
Boston Museum of Fine Arts building
Kelly's Diner

Campus Coffee & Diner Rivalries

Sound Bites or Ball Square Café? The feud between owners of these side-by-side Ball Square breakfast joints is the stuff of local legend. Tufts students can decide who makes the best brunch for themselves, or skip the lines and grab a table at Kelly’s Diner down the street.

  • Danish Pastry House
  • Diesel Café
  • Tamper Café
  • True Grounds

A City for Sports Fans

Boston has teams in a number of professional sports leagues. Boston teams have won over 40 championships in these seven leagues:

  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston Pride
  • Boston Red Sox
  • New England Patriots
  • New England Revolution
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Walden Pond

Escape to Nature

Middlesex Fells Reservation offers 2,474 acres of terrain for hikers, bikers, rock climbers, and horseback riders. Walden Pond is perfect for a picnic.

  • Middlesex Fells Reservation
  • Middlesex Fells Trail Map
  • Walden Pond State Reservation