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Brighton/Allston (aka Brighton, MA and Allston, MA, 2 subdivisions of Boston proper) are known for their large population of students.  Boston University and Boston College bookend the Brighton/Allston neighborhood. Brighton/Allston is easily accessible by the MBTA Green line. The B line runs down Commonwealth Avenue providing easy access to BU, while the C & D lines will bring you to Boston College. The area is highly residential with lots of restaurants, music clubs and bars catering to the college and 20 something crowds.  Artesani Park and Playground on the banks of the Charles River and Soldiers Field Road provide a variety of outdoor activities for families and sports enthusiasts alike.  The park hosts a children's playground, wading pool, running trails, boat rentals and more.

Experience Brighton/Allston

Visitors to Brighton will want to stop for a quick bite at the famous Twin Donuts. From here, take a right on Washington and explore two of Brighton’s most vibrant commercial and cultural areas - Brighton Center and Oak Square. The neighborhood is very pedestrian-friendly; stroll through streets lined with historic homes and Boston’s signature triple-deckers. Pop into fun restaurants and pubs or recharge at one of many local cafes. The Brighton Common Farmers Market is one of the best in Boston.

Allston features fabulous music clubs, diverse dining options and beautiful street art. Accessible via the Green Line, Allston is home to thousands of college students, which makes it the perfect location for a thriving music scene. Brighton Music Hall and Paradise Rock Club are both iconic venues to see a show. Allston is also a haven for discerning palates, with myriad Asian and Indian restaurants inviting patrons to dine from various corners of the globe.

Where to Eat in Brighton/Allston

Boathouse 400

Dine overlooking the beautiful Charles River with sweeping views of Boston’s cityscape. Boathouse 400 offers a hearty full American breakfast buffet and signature seasonal dishes for dinner delicately created by our Executive Chef.

Rail Stop Restaurant and Bar

Out of our scratch kitchen comes a mix of modern and classic New England cuisine including dry-aged steaks, fresh local seafood and "comfort food done well". At our bar you will find unique craft cocktails inspired by the "Golden Age of Cocktails" and a wine list featuring top...

Rhythm 'n Wraps

All Vegan restaurant serving globally inspired foods and beverages that are creatively spiced, healthy, and flavorful. Our mantra is "Spice Is Life" and we practice it through a menu that provides exciting vegan eats that will have your taste buds dancing. Located between BU and...

Sunset Cantina

We are a full service and lively Mexican cantina, serving craft margaritas and abuela's famous taco recipes Join us for a great time with friends, family and salsa at Sunset!

Where to Stay in Brighton/Allston

Studio Allston Hotel

Studio Allston is a 117-room hotel that embodies a spirit of adventure and creativity, promising to deliver a hotel experience unlike any other. Inspired by Boston's hippest neighborhood, the hotel dedicates its walls to 12 different artists who've crafted jaw-dropping...

Top Things to Do in Brighton/Allston

Agganis Arena at Boston University

Agganis Arena is a 6,000 seat state-of-the-art multipurpose sports and entertainment arena on the campus of Boston University. Home to BU Hockey, Agganis Arena also hosts concerts, family shows, exhibitions, and competitions. Located at 925 Commonwealth Avenue, the arena is...

Brighton Music Hall presented by Citizens Bank

We set the stage for amazing live events. We host a variety of performances from live bands to stand-up comedy at this great Boston venue. Please visit our website for a complete listing.

Community Rowing, Inc.

Rowing is the ultimate team sport. CRI's teambuilding rows blend the charm of the Charles River with the challenge of learning to row together as a team. There's nothing that matches the experience of working together and unifying as a team. CRI's best in class coaches will...

Rail Stop Restaurant and Bar

Out of our scratch kitchen comes a mix of modern and classic New England cuisine including dry-aged steaks, fresh local seafood and "comfort food done well". At our bar you will find unique craft cocktails inspired by the "Golden Age of Cocktails" and a wine list featuring top...


Elevate your next event at Boston’s newest special events venue, Roadrunner. The venue is outfitted with state-of-the-art amenities and provides flexible floor plans to suit events of all types. Whether it’s a social event, corporate meeting, conference, award show, product...


Our Great Deals offer specials, discounts and savings on: museums and attractions, tours, family fun and dining. 

Our Free Things To Do page includes free live music and theater, outdoor festivals, tours, family activities and more.

Discount Parking - Up to 50% off drive-up

Book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking...

All Children Travel 50% Off

ALL children ages 2-12 are eligible to receive a 50% discount with one full fare paying adult. One...

Fast Track Lunch | $15 Lunch Special

It's easy to treat yourself with our Fast Track Lunch! Choose a soup or salad, sandwich with fries,...

Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified adult entree.

Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy

BosTix Deals! Save up to 50% off year-round on Greater Boston’s best theatre, music, dance, and...

Up to 55% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 55% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like New England Aquarium, Museum...

10% Off Any Tour

Award-winning Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers food tours and chocolate tours in Boston,...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

We are welcoming visitors once again after reopening on September 4! And we now offer free admission...

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

Sushi Unlimted every Monday starting at 5pm - $32 Per person