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Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA 02138
617 491 3434
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Ranked #16 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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Fairview, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW 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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Harwinton, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A good assortment of restaurants and cafes, merchants and outdoor ambience in the summertime. Better concentration of attractions than New Haven.

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Upper Nyack, NY
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The hustle and bustle of Harvard Square is cool to watch, annoying to walk through, but interesting nonetheless. Get some international newspapers, steer clear of the buskers, panhandlers and tourists and you will be just fine.

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Several blocks of restaurants and shops. It is great for people-watching and fun for strolling/shopping. I had a lovely dinner at Beat Hotel.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Did I mention how wonderful the food and shopping are at Harvard Square? Everything is so convenient to Harvard and to the Harvard T stop.

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Harvard Square is not as big as you might expect but there is always something going on. Good newsstand with a wide selection of newspapers and magazines. Just enter the gates of Harvard with a coffee in your hand and sit on the French Fermob chairs to enjoy the visitors passing by while you feel embraced by the vibrant atmosphere... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We met long time friends at Harvard Square after exploring the campus. Lots of bars, pubs and shops to entertain you. we stopped in a local favorite for some appetizers and a few beverages. We never did figure out the "parking the car in the Harvard yard" thing but had a great time. ;)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Cambridge heart, the square where it is the center of the university is full of bars, restaurantes, shops and book shops, Excelent to few the academic vibe of the city, but also to eat and drink well.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Considering Harvard university just nearby, this place is one of the most crowded place. You will see people from all over the world visiting campus. Lots of food joints around. The Coop for fans of Harvard. Couple of cool joints for people to sit and relax or listening to street performance. One of the best thing is easily reachable using... More

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Dallas, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
70 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Super congested area of town, but still a lot of fun. Harvard University with its beautiful buildings and gates on one side, and on the other side all the college-geared businesses and restaurants. Funky shops and lots of Harvard clothing. University tours going on everywhere. People out and about. There's a lot of life here and a lot to enjoy.... More

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