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Address: , Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617 491 3434
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining, People-watching
Description: One need only ascend from the T station to realize this is the center of...
One need only ascend from the T station to realize this is the center of action in Cambridge. Founded in 1630 as a colonial village, this eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bookstores, gathering places and old landmarks reflects the area's historic and academic flavor.
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Shopping and People Watching

Harvard Square is just a place designated where there are stores you can Harvard memorabilia, some fine jewelry, Mike's Pastry (newer location on Dunstan street), books (Curious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Harvard Square is well connected by T and right in the Harvard station redline. It is a great place to move around as it houses The great Harvard University. You can see people from all around the world visiting this area. Good food courts and shopping centers located here.

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Canton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Harvard Square is just a place designated where there are stores you can Harvard memorabilia, some fine jewelry, Mike's Pastry (newer location on Dunstan street), books (Curious Geourge, Harvard Bookstore..,) and many others. You will also fine street performers or vendors and lastly, those who are asking for assistance because they are homeless/jobless. You may just take a load off... More 

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Cambridge
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Harvard Square is nice because of the people and performers and diversity of events always being organized by the great Harvard Square Business Association. There are parades, music, beer fests, art exhibits. Lots of musicians.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice environment. Its Harvard University that is making this place interesting. It has pretty much everything (almost) one needs. Its a community within.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good place to kill a few hours, eat and get souvenir. Parking could be an issue, but I went on a Sunday and was able to get free parking at the intersection of Bennett and Eliot street.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I thought it was going to be like in the movies classic New England no it turned out to be like Berkley's Shattuck Avenue very dirty and crowded with some strange characters

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

if you dont want to go to BOS and stay in cambridge, Harvard square is the place to be when you want to go out. lots of bars and clubs (also when walking down harvard square -> boston along mass ave).

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Always a fun time! Great food, shops, and very kind people. Next trip we must see the museums at Harvard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really nice place!Many stores. There is a great place to buy ice creams. In addition there is sturbucks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lots of history to be seen and have lunch in the town, explore the shops. Students are giving tours and know the history of the buildings. Tours lasts about a hour. Also ask a local for dining ideas.

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