With Boston University and Harvard University in close proximity, local culture in this Boston suburb is a reflection of its large student population. Music often fills the streets, at the annual Allston DIY Fest, or at one of the neighborhood’s many music venues. A stroll down Harvard Avenue reveals a string of second-hand shops and thrift stores, all decently priced.
The growing level of diversity has lead to eclectic restaurant options, ranging from American fare to traditional Pad Thai. With all the young blood abound, nightlife is prevalent. Scullers Jazz Club, Silhouette Lounge, and Great Scott are all great places to start the evening.