PolitiFact New YorkTV and MediaWeatherEditorialsLetters to the EditorAdam ZyglisState(The Boston area is a kind of theme park of higher education, with dozens of universities and colleges for the traveler to visit. Orange County Register intern Megan Turchi graduated from Wellesley and now attends Boston University. This is her highly personalized guide to what visitors can expect when visiting the area. Pay attention: School is in session.)It’s America’s oldest and most famous university, the current president’s alma mater and a synonym for top shelf education. Founded when Charles I was king of England (and 13 years before his head was chopped off), Harvard was already 139 years old when the “shot heard round the world” (in the words of Harvard alum Ralph Waldo Emerson) authentic jerseys wholesale was fired at nearby Concord at the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775. Harvard is the elite of the elite, and the students know it. Walk around Cambridge, just over the Charles River from downtown Boston, and it will be 10 minutes at most before you will see a man in loafers, tan Dockers and a vibrantly colored shirt.Attractions: The Peabody Museum contains artifacts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Brattle Theater is one of the dwindling art house movie theaters (and serves beer). The Coop is where to buy your Harvard gear, apparel and books.A place to stay: The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St. A favorite with alumni and just steps from Harvard Square.A place to eat: Pinocchio’s Pizza Subs, 74 Winthrop St. Nicknamed “Noch’s,” this tiny pizza joint has served slices and subs to students for more than 30 years. on weekends for those cramming or recovering from a night on the town. Call (617) 495 1573. If any college campus were going to have its own unit of measurement, it would be MIT. The “smoot” is 5 feet, 7 inches, which is also the length of Oliver Smoot, class of 1962, and was used to measure the length of a bridge on Massachusetts Avenue that connects the MIT campus with the fraternities on the Boston side. During the week, MIT is known for its nerdy students who create robots in their free time and fix computers. But on the weekends, MIT frats are the places many local students flock.Students: Undergrad, 4,503. Graduate, 6,686.A place to stay: Le Meridian Cambridge. New management has toned down the math and science theme of what was once the sleekly geeky hotel at MIT, but remnants of its robotics displays remain. 20 Sidney St. Coming from Southern California, I was worried about finding Mexican food when venturing east, but Anna’s is a small home away from home. If you want to stick to the MIT theme, head for the Miracle of Science Bar Grill, 321 Massachusetts Ave., where the menu is displayed on a reproduction of the periodic table of elements.Attractions: Infinite Corridor is where you will find study spaces, academic classrooms, music rooms and art. I double dare you not to get lost in the winding hallways with a lack of signs. Kresge Auditorium is the site of a cappella concerts, comedy events, theatrical performances and lectures.Harvard lays claim to being the best, but BU is the biggest. where a plane can fly over a car driving over a train going over a boat. The stereotype is that BU students are obsessed with sports. Hockey is BU’s top moneymaker. The school had four players on the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 Olympic gold medal team. It’s a short walk to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox jerseys since 1915. Each college within the university has a different “dress code.” At the College of Communication, the future TV anchors vie for best dressed honors. News and World Report (University), 51st; Forbes, 85th.