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Fenway/ Kenmore Square

Fenway/ Kenmore Square
Fenway/ Kenmore Square

© Todd Wickersty

As the gateway to Fenway Park and the surrounding Fenway neighborhood, Kenmore Square is a hive of collegiate activity. Pleasure seekers trolling Boston in search of action and adventure will find the area by way of a blazing neon CITGO sign; a landmark known as Boston's true north. Towering over the neighborhood at sixty feet, this icon often appears during televised Red Sox games and is one of the most recognized symbols of the city.

Originally a swampy, uninhabited corner of the mainland, the region was incorporated into the city in 1705 when the settlement known as Muddy River was glommed together with the town of Brookline, using this territory as its border. Since then, Kenmore Square has flourished into a thriving city center and a lively social port.

Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is one of Boston's most exciting draws. Fans come from all over the world to revel in the frenzied comradery of a Sox game and to partake in the fusion of Charles River brine, sweat, and greasy snack food. Drawing crowds to the area since it opened in 1912, the stadium is a badge of pride for the city as the oldest venue in the United States still in use by a professional sports team.

Surrounded by a large number of Boston colleges and universities, visitors will easily find several hotels, Red Sox memorabilia shops, and fast food joints in the immediate area. Uburger is a local gem that strives to change the face of fast food with in- house ground sirloin burgers, hand-cut fries, and lots more. Located at 636 Beacon Street and just a short walk away from Fenway Park, it's not to be missed.

Nightlife is popular due to a high concentration of pubs, nightclubs, and restaurants and Landsdowne Street becomes a boisterous hodgepodge of sports fans and local revelers out for a night on the town.

Between the quadrant's history, its proximity to the famed home of the Red Sox, and the buzz of merriment, Kenmore Square and the surrounding Fenway neighborhood is consistently a hotbed of action and social electricity.

Area Information

  • Fenway Park:
  • Ticket information and game schedules can be found at the parks website: boston.redsox.mlb.com
  • Customer Service and Travel Information at 617-222-3200 or 1-800-392-6100
  • Uburger:
  • Location: 636 Beacon Street Boston, MA
  • Phone: 617-536-0448
  • Website: www.uburgerboston.com
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday: 11am to 11pm, Sunday: 12pm to 11pm
  • Subway Stop:
  • Take the Green Line to the Kenmore stop using any Green Line train, except the E. If on the Green Line - D branch, use the Fenway stop.
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