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Kenmore Square

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Cool to walk through, but not a destination in and of itself.

Kenmore Square is a long intersection in Boston's Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood. It is notable for the large Citgo sign, which has been in the square in some form or another since... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
Andrei S
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Kenmore square is a great area of Boston near Boston university. It offered many different restaurants to choose from Along with the much needed Starbucks in the Barnes and Noble bookstore ...

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Kenmore Square is a long intersection in Boston's Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood. It is notable for the large Citgo sign, which has been in the square in some form or another since 1940. It is also the eastern terminus of US-20, the longest road in the United States. The architecture in the square is a mix of 1800s era that typifies much... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

lots of restaurants here...safe neighborhood, baseball, colleges, easy to access with the MBTA. Friendly people

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We recently stayed at the Hotel Buckminster on Kenmore Square and found this to be a decent area for stays in Boston. It would also be a convenient place to stop for dining for those catching a game at Fenway Park just a few minutes walk from Kenmore Square. Plenty of restaurants and bars here, a bit of green space... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Kenmore Square is a hub of activity on days and nights when the Red Six are in town. Even when they are away-or baseball season is over-this is a fun, vibrant area with many bars and restaurants.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

But they call it Kenmore Square, anyway. More of a pentagram, I guess, with the silly bus station in the middle. But a big Green Line station and a bunch of restaurants and a couple hotels and it's close to Fenway Park, so there's a good chance you'll be passing through.

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Vermont
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

A couple of overpriced, but palatable, restaurants if you're on the way to baseball's worst park (speaking of overpriced). Not a place to walk around late at night.

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Trento, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Honestly, there is nothing to see in Kenmore Square; I do not see any reason to go there, unless it incidentally falls on your route.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Kenmore Square is right off the green line T if going to Fenway Park. It's is not a great area, but it isn't bad either. There are plenty of restaurants and a park, but nothing real exciting. If you are going to Boston, I would not make this a place you HAD to go. If you are going to be... More 

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

Our hotel was on Kenmore Square and I found that I could generally find anything I needed on the square without having to walk very far from our hotel if I didn't want to. Crossing the street is a bit of an undertaking as the walk signals are short and you have to stop at several islands to get all... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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