Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford, Ma with 5,500 undergraduates and 6,000 postgraduates. One fun fact about Tufts...the a cappella scene is thriving at Tufts. Davis Square, Somerville is a hip destination featuring a lively dining scene with something for everyone.
Famous Jumbo alumni include Meredith Vieira - American journalist, Pierre Omidyar - founder of eBay, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. - Publisher of The New York Times, Peter Gallagher - American actor, and Michelle Kwan - American figure skater and two-time Olympic medalist.
"Top 5 Parent Picks" when visiting Tufts:
Start the day off with a donut from Union Square Donuts.
Walk around Davis Square and order a sandwich at Dave's Fresh Pasta.
Enjoy an a cappella performance.
Take a tour of one of Somerville's breweries (Aeronaut Brewing Co, Slumbrew, or Bantum Cider Co.).
Order a burger at Alden & Harlow...you will not be sorry.
Colin grew up in Cape Cod, MA and he graduated from Tufts University in 2016 with a BS in Biology and English.
Fun fact about Tufts: On Halloween, the campus--from garden plots to rooftop spires--is mysteriously covered in pumpkins. Also, my apartment was the historic residence of Archibald Query, the inventor of Marshmallow Fluff.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: Frozen Hoagies (Powderhouse Sq.) The cookies and ice cream are made in-house and the serving sizes are generous. Get snickerdoodles with Black Raspberry filling.
Bakery and Favorite Sweet: Danish Pastry House (Boston Ave.) Always call it "DPH" and pick anything that looks good.
Where to Grab a Coffee: Diesel Cafe (Davis Sq.) An industrial cafe with lots of seating and pool tables. If you want wi-fi go to Starbucks instead.
Burger Joint and Fries: Boston Burger Company (Davis Sq.)
Pizzeria: Pizza Days (Boston Ave.) If you know about Pizza Days you'll understand, if you don't you need to learn for yourself. And remember to pick up your Pizza Days socks.
Diner and Favorite Dish: Veggie Galaxy (Central Sq.) Retro diner with vegan and vegetarian fare, get the Egg Sandwich
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: Border Cafe (Harvard Sq.) Go for the homemade chips and salsa. Stay for the margaritas.
Sushi Spot and Your Go to Roll: Yoshi's (Powderhouse Sq.) Get the Philly Roll and tell them you're a student for 10% off.
Breakfast Spot with a Friend or Date: Sound Bites (Ball Sq.) I'm Team Sound Bites, it's important you're on the right side of the famed brunch feud (google it).
Where you would love your parents to take you for Parents weekend: Posto (Davis Sq.) Upscale Italian restaurant located at the site of the first Bertucci's.
Things to do:
Night Spot for Music: The Burren (Davis Sq.) Any night for classic Celtic music and Thursdays for 80s-90s cover band.
Best Dive Bar: It's a campus tradition to spend Tuesday at "The Pub" (Ball Sq.)
Neighborhood Bookstore: Before you head to the campus store for your paperbacks, check out Raven Used Books or Harvard Book Store (not the coop).
Where to Stay: Mary Prentiss Inn (Porter Sq.)
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You may have noticed by locations that Somerville and Cambridge are often called Cities of Squares. Check them all out, each has something great to offer.