While the Fenway neighborhood calls to mind Fenway Park, baseball games, and street vendor sausages, the iconic (and quickly growing!) area offers plenty for those who don’t have a ticket to see the Red Sox play. Here’s what to do in Fenway Boston.
What to Do in Fenway Boston
Get Your Afternoon Sugar Fix
We consider doughnuts an all-day food and our craving is fulfilled thanks to the second location from cult-favorite Blackbird Doughnuts (the original shop is in the South End). Stop by their Fenway location for the out-of-this-world Chocolate Old-Fashioned, Everything Bagel doughnut (trust us!), and even a Cold Brew Coconut version.
See Art from the Masters
The artwork at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum takes you on a trip from Italy to France and the Netherlands without leaving Fenway thanks to the collection of Old Masters. See works by Titian, Botticelli, and Rembrandt in the eponymous home museum before taking in more contemporary pieces in the new addition by architect Renzo Piano. Also in the Fenway is Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most visited art museums in the world, with an encyclopedic collection of works from Ancient Egypt through modern Europe and America.
Smell the Roses
The Boston Common and the Public Garden might get more attention, but there is nothing lovelier than spending a portion of a sunny afternoon wandering through the neat rows of nearly 1,500 roses and a restored 1930 fountain at the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden in the Fenway.
Feeling the need for some speed….and a sweaty workout? The recently renovated Fenway location of the Handle Bar spin studio offers 45-minute heart-pumping classes throughout the day.
Mini Food Crawl
Start light with some sushi at Japanese restaurant HoJoKo before heading to Tiger Mama from Top Chef contestant Tiffani Faison for soft shell crab fried rice and a tiki drink before ending at the just-opened fast-gourmet vegan restaurant By Chloe for some good-for-you sweets, like their diary-free ice cream. Eventide Oyster, which draws long lines and rave reviews in Portland, Maine, will be opening a Fenway outpost in late summer 2017.
If your feet need some TLC thanks to all the walking you’ve done in Boston, swing into the new Fenway location of MiniLuxe for a 45-minute Signature Pedicure. The bright, clean spa, which focuses on nail care, will have you ready to hit the streets again in less than an hour in a more polished state.