The Brandeis campus is abuzz most days and evenings with events, performances, film screenings, guest speakers, sporting events, club meetings and other activities. It’s truly an amazing place.

But sometimes you’ll just want to get away for a day — or night — on the town. And for that, there’s no better place than in one of the country’s greatest cities.

Explore Boston

With its rich array of cultural attractions, historic sites, beautiful parks and world-class restaurants and shops, Boston is the country's ultimate college destination. You'll never lack for diversions. Walk the historic Freedom Trail. Take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Catch a concert on the Esplanade. Browse the shops at Faneuil Hall.

The city's thriving business community also makes it the ideal place for internships and other experiential-learning opportunities.

Getting downtown is a breeze. The Brandeis-Roberts commuter-rail stop is just steps from campus. A Brandeis shuttle bus also makes several trips between campus and Boston every weekend.

On your next visit, come see why more than 300,000 students from 60 different colleges and universities think Boston is the best place in the country to live and learn.

Explore Waltham

The historic city of Waltham — population 60,000 — offers a wide array of restaurants, shops, and theaters to suit any taste. Downtown Waltham is just a 20-minute walk from campus or a quick trip on the university shuttle.

Money Magazine ranked Waltham as the best city in Massachusetts in which to live. The magazine said, "Diversity is also a plus here: Approximately one in four residents was born outside the U.S. That’s reflected in the area’s restaurants, especially along the renowned Moody Street, where you can dine on everything from pho to tapas to tandoori kebabs."

The trendy Main Street–Moody Street area, with its dozens of ethnic eateries, fine antique shops and popular boutiques, has become one of Greater Boston's most popular night-on-the-town destinations. From there, it's a short walk to the Embassy Cinema, a six-screen multiplex featuring a mix of independent film, foreign-language cinema and Hollywood favorites — not to mention an espresso bar.