Home to Boston’s beloved Red Sox baseball team, Fenway Park was constructed in 1912 in a tiny, asymmetrical space just off Brookline Avenue, resulting in its famously awkward dimensions. The 37ft left-field wall, aka the Green Monster, is its most distinctive quirk (it was originally built because home runs were breaking local windows); that it is so high makes up for some of the park’s short distances.

Tours of the ballpark are fun and deservedly popular, but your best bet is to come to see a game. The season runs from April to October, and tickets are reasonable.

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