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Oh, The Places You'll Go (By T)

by Marianne Farrell

Photography courtesy of Ariana Quihuiz

Everyone loves those Saturday mornings when you wake up with absolutely nothing to do. While typical trips to Newbury Street or the Prudential Center are always an absolute blast, there is so much more to see in Boston and the surrounding neighborhoods, that can be reached by the T. Here is a list of some interesting spots not everyone may know about, that can all be reached with a swipe of your handy Charlie Card.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

This cute museum lies in the center of Cambridge, surrounded by a pleasant green space. Currently, you can find exhibits featuring Birds of the World, Grass Flowers and even one on the relevant topic of climate change. The Museum also features an online exhibit called Islands: Evolving in Isolation. The Harvard Museum is easily accessible by T via the red and green lines, and would be a perfect day trip for anyone who has been to the Museum of Science way too many times already, and wants to more discover of what the Boston science community has to offer.

Emerald Necklace

A short 30 minute T ride on the green line can take you to a beautiful nature conservatory just past Fenway. This quiet, pretty green space has been around since the 1890s, and is a great place to go to unwind after a long day of classes or a hard week of exams.

Castle Island

Located right off of South Boston, this historic site is home to Fort Independence and a number of fun activities that would be perfect to do with friends and family on a nice day. The small island has a playground, a beach with swimming access and a delicious restaurant called Sullivan’s, that serves all your favorite greasy fast food. Just hop on the green line and red line for a little beach getaway for a day.

So the next time you’re about to head out for yet another shopping trip or lunch at Tatte with your friends, take the path unknown and head somewhere else on the T. You might discover your new favorite attraction in Boston.

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