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Boston is called a "college town" because there are 68 college and universities in the city (most famous are Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)). Because there are thousands of college students in Boston, there are lots of things for young people to do.

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In the fall, students can watch Boston's baseball team, the Red Sox, play at Fenway Park (America's oldest ballpark, built in 1912). People in Boston love the Red Sox. The team won the World Series last year.


The lovely Charles River is in Boston. Students can bike, rollerblade, or run on the beautiful winding path next to the river. Many college and university rowing teams also practice on the Charles and all the city's students watch the world's biggest boat race, Head of the Charles Regatta every year in October.

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Students also play Frisbee in the city's largest park, the Boston Commons. The Commons has a large pond. In the winter, lots of young people go ice skating.


Students also eat the city's famous seafood restaurants or go shopping. Boston also has wonderful art museums and the Boston public library.


At night, students can dance at the popular clubs and bars of Lansdowne Street.


Most importantly, Boston is a walking city, so people can go everywhere on foot or on the "T" (the subway). Just be careful during a snowstorm!

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