We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-349-6238
Today
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Description: Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich...
Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich heritage, visit this central meeting ground in the heart of historic Cambridge.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
Awesome buffalo

Really great buffalo wings. This isn't a sophisticated environment. The outdoor seating and location are awesome. It is good for after work drinks with people that like beer. (Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
colerose412
,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really great buffalo wings. This isn't a sophisticated environment. The outdoor seating and location are awesome. It is good for after work drinks with people that like beer. (Not a date place)

Was this review helpful? Yes
America
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you like a construction site with bulldozers running and earth movers this is the place to see. Hobos hate and you may too. The only thing which operates is a playground which is fenced of.. Will be like that for another year or two..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waltham, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been going to CC for a few years now. It has been a great go to place to meet up with friends after work or for a casual night with out of town guests. Love this place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This common has an amazing playground! There are standard features such as swings and slides, but there are also wooden structures for imaginative play, a box sledding hill, a conveyor belt and buckets for the sand area, and a rope climbing area. Though part of the park area is closed off for reconstruction of the soccer fields, there is still... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clarksville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I would love to have been able to visit many stores here but the parking garage clearance was 6.5 feet. If you are in an SUV (especially a 4 wheel drive) it's just too low to access safely.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Pretty land and location, but what to do varies depending upon the season and if anything is scheduled to occur on the day that you are there. Mostly it is a pretty area to walk in with a very nice playground at one end.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton, Michigan
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Granted it is not as spectacular as Boston Common but it does have a quaint feel to it and if you are there in the Fall with change of color on the leaves of the trees or when it's summer with the greenery, it's pleasant. There is playground equipment for children and benches for people to sit an relax you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Boston Common is more famous, but the history at Cambridge Common is more concentrated, more accessible, more understandable. It’s a great place to take children from late elementary school and up. The place is a survey crash course in U.S. history. Start with the trees that overlooked General George Washington mustering the Revolutionary Army in the aftermath of Lexington &... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Actually, it's a very small area but it's charming. Get a sandwich at "Bon Pain" or "Otto's Pizza" right next door at Harvard Square, and come sit at one of the granite benches, across from Harvard Yard and the Harvard Law School. It's an unassuming park, once hosting Cambridge citizens' cows, (!) now planted at the center of town. Once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Now an ok, small park between major thoroughfares in the middle of the square. Sometimes pleasant. SOmetimes a mecca for weirdos, throw-backs to the '60's or homeless thoughstill feels and is safe.Nice enclosed playground at one end. If you need a place for a quiet picnic, go tp the Charles riverbamk instead

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Cambridge Common? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cambridge Common staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?