Seeing a game at Fenway Park has been a rite of passage among most locals since it opened in 1912. The catch? As the oldest ballpark in the majors, it’s one the smallest, with a capacity of around 38,000, meaning tickets can be hard to come by for most games. (A smattering of big-name concerts and other sporting events provide additional access to the venue.) Fortunately, public tours are offered year-round, wowing even non-baseball types by detailing the park’s colorful history and intricate details. If you get the chance, take a seat atop the stadium’s most distinctive feature, the 37-foot-high left-field wall known as the Green Monster.
Just about every Bostonian—even non-sporty types—has spent some time in and around Fenway Park, but now, more than ever, a plethora of notable hangouts have popped up within a long fly ball of America’s most beloved ballpark. A mix of sudents, young professionals, and out-of-towners come together every night to eat and drink the night away, even if the local nine is out of town. Once you’ve had your fill of the Fens, check out our guides to the best restaurants in Boston, best live music in Boston, and best museums in Boston.
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