Boston is a diverse, welcoming, and picturesque coastal city on the Atlantic Ocean that is home to more than 4.5 million people, a flourishing business sector, numerous prestigious colleges and universities, vibrant cultural and historic attractions and prominent professional sports organizations.
Boston serves as a global hub for business, technology and the life sciences. Additionally, Boston is famous for its centers of learning and is home to prestigious Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston College, Boston University as well as a number of other internationally ranked universities.
Mass General is located in the heart of downtown Boston, a short ride from Logan International Airport (Airport Code: BOS). The hospital campus is proximate to lively neighborhoods, public transportation, cultural activities, numerous restaurants, shopping and more. Major train stations and subway stops are nearby as well.
If your health permits, Mass General encourages patients and their families to explore all the cultural, historical and recreational activities the Boston area offers. Exploring Boston can be a relaxing way to spend time between your appointments. The International Patient Center’s Guest Services team is happy to make recommendations and help you plan your visit to Mass General and the Boston area. We are proud of Mass General’s more than two-hundred-year-old Boston heritage and love that our patients enjoy our beautiful city during their visit.
Local Attractions and Historic Landmarks
Boston has a rich American history and boasts many landmarks within the city and broader region. A few notable attractions that would be enjoyable for patients and family members of all ages include the Freedom Trail walking path, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Old North Church, Boston Tea Party Museum, Boston Public Garden, USS Constitution Museum, and New England Aquarium. The Esplanade is a park along the Charles River that offers a beautiful respite from the busy hospital, and in summer months includes sailing, free concerts, and outdoor family movies. Please consult with the International Patient Center staff for specific recommendations.
Boston is home to world-class museums including the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston Museum of Science, Harvard Art Museums, MIT Museum, Boston Children’s Museum, and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Please also consider adding our own Mass General Museum to your agenda.