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Address: Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617 491 3434
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping, 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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While some people report Harvard Square being unimpressive, it is still one of the most popular touristy spots in Boston. If you are anywhere on the Freedom Trail near Boston... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A touristy little spot - right at the "edge" of Harvard University - with tons of shops, eateries, etc. A friend and I happened upon a street performer and enjoyed his show for almost 30 minutes! Right on the "Red Line" of the "T" (Boston's subway system), it's an easy on/off stop - even if you decide to forego the... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Just a lovely venue with a little bit of everything. Nice shops, art being sold on the street, plenty of places to eat.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stop at Harvard Gardens and take in the gorgeousness and history! Lots of great food and shops. A little bit of everything!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

While some people report Harvard Square being unimpressive, it is still one of the most popular touristy spots in Boston. If you are anywhere on the Freedom Trail near Boston Common, simply catch the Red Line to Harvard Square. You can walk the historic part of the campus buildings, see the statue of John Harvard, and visit numerous touristy shops... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Harvard Sq. is a study in conflict. Adjacent to the richest university in the world, is the squalor of Harvard Sq. The homeless are always well represented here, between the student stores, the bars, the trendy stores and the chess players. There are usually a few musicians or street performers in the area. The shopping is eclectic and there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Comfortable and beautiful atmosphere. The stores here are full of Harvard-related things. The food here are nice.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The entire area was underwhelming. It is not appealing as Yale and Princeton. We were expecting it to be quaint and atmospheric and it is far from that. More like generic high street stores and nothing that you could not find anywhere on a Main Street in USA. On the plus side it did feel safe and was easily accessible... More 

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

...while you are visiting Harvard...restaurants, shops and I will recommend to rent a bike so you can go around and enjoy the area...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A night on the town with daughter was exciting. Fast paced with lots of shops kept her intrigued, a short ride from our hotel.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There were a variety of shops & restaurants in the area but only one fun jewelry store received my money.

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Address: Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617 491 3434
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge

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