The Fenway-Kenmore area of Boston is the gateway to Boston University and many other colleges and universities. A ramp from Kenmore square leads to the famous Fenway roadway which winds by gardens and classic brownstone apartment buildings from the last century and beyond. Behind those townhouses Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, waits for the next home game.
The gardens in the Fenway include Boston's "Victory Gardens" started in World War II by locals and, even today, tended by Bostonians.
At one far end of the Fenway the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum sits as a compact Lady in Waiting to the grand Museum of Fine Arts across the road.
The Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood-- long a student zone-- is home to dozens of restaurants, shops and clubs in and around Kenmore Square. Several boutique and economy hotels can also be found around the square where the Kenmore subway stop accommodates visitors wanting to take the short ride to the capital's center or neighboring Cambridge.
Boston is easily reached by air, train, bus and automobile. Visit in late autumn for spectacular foliage mid-October into mid-November. Spring and summer also provide great walking weather for exploring Fenway-Kenmore, an ultimately walkable neighborhood. In those warmer seasons, the Charles River is full of activity and visitors can watch boat races on the Charles behind Kenmore Square, or walk to the Hatch Shell-- also riverside but closer to the city center-- for free evening open air concerts.
Fenway-Kenmore truly has something for everyone.