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Your guide to Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk University, founded in 1906, has become an integral part of Boston and is deeply connected to its people and institutions.

Being located in downtown Boston means stepping into the heart of the city and abundant action and opportunities, from global firms in the Financial District to Beacon Hill's State House. With Downtown Crossing shops, Chinatown restaurants, and Theatre District venues within walking distance, the campus offers endless activities.

Explore more tips about living in Boston in our City Guide.

Charles River Esplanade

From sailboats and sunsets to fitness and music events, this park is an oasis for relaxation and recreation for all

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Boston is one of the most walkable cities in the US. Our downtown campus is steps away from incredible city sights. The city uses the MBTA to provide affordable access to various locations. Suffolk students can enjoy discounted semester MBTA passes. With eight subway stops within a five-minute walk, exploring the local area is convenient. Serving nearly 200 cities with over 1 million daily riders, it includes:

  • subway

  • bus

  • ferry

  • commuter rail services

Boston, a diverse international hub, features nearly 3,000 restaurants to discover. Find a mix of local and global cuisines, chef-owned spots and budget-friendly choices. Indulge in New England's fresh seafood, with popular spots like The Barking Crab, Legal Sea Foods, or Neptune Oyster for a delectable lobster roll.

Find endless activities all within walking distance of campus. Art and music lovers can explore museums like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art, or experience performances at venues like Boston Ballet and Symphony Hall. Boston hosts major annual events like the Boston Marathon, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Saint Anthony’s Feast, and the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Boston offers diverse shopping options for every style. Newbury Street is known for everything from luxury brands to boutiques and budget-friendly stores. For larger department stores, explore Copley Place or Prudential Center Mall. Seek vintage finds at thrift shops in Cambridge or Allston. Take advantage of the South End's weekly open-air artisan market, supporting local businesses, designers, artists and entrepreneurs

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