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Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA 02138
617 491 3434
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Ranked #14 of 47 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping, People-watching
Traveler Description: Some facts about Harvard Square:  - Home to Harvard University, renowned academic institution with a massive endowment, arguably the hardest college... more »
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Campinas, SP
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very nice place, with newsagents, bakery, cafe, restaurants. You can train different languages ​​with people who are there to visit or study at Harvard University, or simply to pass the time.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A lovely college-town feel, pleasant shops and cafes, with healthy young people biking and jogging everywhere.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The world, it's people and every cause or grievance is truly represented in this very public space. Freedom of speech is taken very seriously here!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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233 reviews 233 reviews
101 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This feels like small-town America. Places to sit on the street, watching the people. When you get off the Red Line, look for the Harvard students' tour sign (by the Out of Town News). They have free maps of the area, whether or not you take the tour with them. The Coop Bookstore is interesting and there are many shops... More

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Danville, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lots of shops, restaurants and obviously university buildings. There were lots of people visiting the square. April in Boston was somewhat hot and humid.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've lived in the Boston metro area for over 25 years-Medford, Somerville, Cambridge and Watertown. There are great places to visit in all of them but the center I always come back to is Harvard Square. It has changed tremendously over the years but it's still exciting and interesting-street acts, fun stores and more coffee shops than you could want.... More

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Arnold, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yes, there are lots of tourists in Harvard Square, but you can't beat the people watching and college vibe. The shops range from standard to quirky, with a dash of artistic flare (especially the jewelry). I love walking through this area of the city.

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New York City, New York
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473 reviews 473 reviews
250 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We very much enjoyed our day visiting Harvard. Took a stroll around campus and then grabbed lunch at Harvard square. Very lively, lots of students and a great vibe.

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Makati, Philippines
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had breakfast in this place. Good place and price is student friendly. Lots of people had their breakfast there also. I also saw a beggar.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Got to walk all over the square and surrounding areas while moving son into Harvard (that's how you get to "park the car in Harvard yard"). Great hip vibe, bustling but friendly. Great street cafés and shops. (See my revue for Cardullo's). Parking is crazy hard to find but if your patient you'll eventually find a space.

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