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Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA 02138
617 491 3434
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Ranked #13 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Home of Harvard and the center of The Peoples Republic of Cambridge. Diverse, tolerant and a great place to live. Spend a day or week. You won't regret your visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Harvard Square is on the red line in Cambridge a fun little area to stop in to shop, stroll, or eat. It is located right on the Harvard Campus, which is also pretty to walk through. I used to live about 5 minutes away and used the transit at Harvard Square. It is a very clean and busy square.

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Take a tour of the old campus by Harvard students ($10/person) will take you museums, great tour and friendly staff. Central meeting area with lots of locals and tourists. Bathroom facilities are limited to shops, you must purchase to use facilities!

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Vienna, Austria
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Harvard square is a must-see place if you are in Boston. Check-out the international press bookstore. Get a pizza, coffe or hamburger. Walk through Harvard University campus. Make sure to rub John Harvard´s toe.

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Doha
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Harvard Square is a great place to walk - and people watch, and to enjoy the restaurants, and steer performers. Be sure to visit the Harvard COOP. Have a slice of pizza. See a movie at the Brattle Theater. East at the Harvest. Walk to the Charles river... Chill out and have fun. This is a fabulous and unique place.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

For residents around THE square, it stands for the center of the world. At day time, it is the heart of the most lively student and academic communities, bustling with shops, restaurants, bookstores and open markets. It also provides good transportation to most surrounding towns --a real US rarity. Sadly however, night life around the square has been dealt two... More

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Boston, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Harvard Square has become very touristy and commercial in recent years. You'll find stores like Urban Outfitters, the Gap, Anthropologie, and American Apparel and a few chain restaurants like UNOs and Bertuccis. Avoid all those places. Instead explore the Brattle Theater (for foreign and artsy films), the American Repertory Theater, Grendel's Den (cheap hipster eats), LA Burdick's (best hot chocolate... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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46 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Certainly, if you’re visiting Harvard, you’ll want to swing through Harvard Square. It’s simply a collection of shops, restaurants, and the like. Some of them are nice. Others, less so. It isn’t a pedestrian only area, so keep your expectations in check.

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Mississauga, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Harvard Square is the meeting point many restaurants, bars and stores around. Nice to have a coffee in the winter and an ice cream in the summer. Many students walking around and many tourists too.

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SW Wales. UK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Enjoyed our walk around Harvard square limited and expensive parking but good choice of restaurants shops.

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