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Enjoying Thanksgiving Away from Home

November 15th, 2019
Enjoying Thanksgiving Away from Home

Is going home for Thanksgiving too far or too expensive? What if, instead, you’re planning on visiting Boston over Thanksgiving weekend? Boston has plenty stored for anyone wanting to run, eat and see live action engineering at MIT. Read more below. 

Thanksgiving Day 5K Race

Date: November 28, 2019 at 9am
Registration: $35 or $40 on race day
The Boston Volvo Thanksgiving 5K Race returns to Allston. This rain or shine race will be the perfect way to kick off this year’s Thanksgiving. Starting at 75 North Beacon Street in Allston, this fun race will take you through the streets of our neighborhood.  It’s open to runners, walkers, wheelchairs, kids and adults alike! All finishers will receive a medal and the first 700 registrants, a commemorative T-shirt.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Boston

Thanksgiving just isn’t the same without a warm, bountiful meal. But when you don’t have a good kitchen to cook in, the only alternative is eating out. Wait, do you think that eating at a restaurant isn’t the same? Think again! It’s even better. OpenTable is the best source for information on special Thanksgiving menus all over Boston. A couple of options in Cambridge, close to Studio Allston are:


Location: 44 Brattle Street (on the walkway) Cambridge, MA 02138
Three-course Thanksgiving prix fixe menu all day, including choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $75. For only $30 add wine pairing. 


Location: 16 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Buffet from 11:30am to 5pm, including carving station, traditional and creative dishes, salad bar, dessert station for $49 adults and $22 kids 12 and under. 

Russell House Tavern

Location: 14 JFK Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Serving Thanksgiving specials in addition to the traditional menu. 

MIT main building in fall. Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction at MIT

Date: November 29, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Rockwell Gymnasium at MIT, 120 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Instead of joining the shopping craze of Black Friday, stop by MIT for their iconic Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction. Teams of young engineers build contraptions that serve as links in the final chain. Watch weeks of work, creativity and ingenuity culminate in a grand finale! 



Don’t miss out on any of these experiences! Consult our special offers and book your room at Studio Allston. For more ideas on what to do in Boston, visit our blog.

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