Ideas for Roommate Bonding


In this post, Amanda Belair shares some ideas of places where you can visit with your roommate. Wheelock is located next to two T stops, which is the subway system that will take you into the heart of Boston within minutes. Although studying in college is important, it is also necessary to take breaks and enjoy all the wonderful things Boston has to offer.

You’re a month into the semester, and you’ve done everything you can possibly think of to do with your roommate. You go to the dining hall and eat every meal together. You go to the gym and work out together, and you’ve been to Shaw’s countless times in the last week, but now what? You and your roommate have been talking about fun things to do in the city, but you just don’t know all the possibilities. Well lucky for you, my roommate of the last 3 years and I have been able to explore the city, and have found some really fun things to do!

#1: Visit Mike’s Pastry for a cannoli!

  1. Hop on inbound green line T (a train that is part of Boston’s public transportation system) to Government Center! You will have to get off at Government Center and wait for a train to North Station/Lechmere. Get off at Haymarket.
  2. Walk to the North End. Mike’s Pastries is located on Hanover Street. If you’re not sure how to get here, just ask someone!
  3. Once you make your way to the counter, order a chocolate chip cannoli (or whatever kind your heart desires, this is just my favorite). VERY IMPORTANT: They only accept CASH!!!!!
  4. Enjoy the delicious cannoli!

Mikes Pastry

CannoliA chocolate chip cannoli!

#2: Explore the city!

  1. You can either walk to Newbury Street or take the inbound green line T. Hynes Convention Center, Copley and Arlington are all the T stops that you can use to access Newbury Street. Get off at one of these T stops and explore!
  2. There are so many stores and food places along Newbury Street, it is fun to just walk around and see what Newbury Street has to offer!

Newbury sign


#3: Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall/ Water Front

  1. Take the inbound green line T to Government Center and Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market is just down the stairs and across the street!
  2. There are numerous eateries and a little shopping center at Faneuil Hall.
  3. Then walk over to the waterfront to enjoy Boston Harbor!Faneuil Hall

#4: Fenway Park!

Walk around Fenway Park on the day of a game  (it’s only a walking distance away!). There are so many people around, food stands, and t-shirt trucks. The atmosphere is great. You can even take a tour of the park year-round!

  Fenway Park

Roommate bonding is a great way to get to know your roommate, and (maybe) start a lifetime friendship! All these fun adventures are great ways to get to know the AMAZING city you live in!