Harvard Square

Harvard Square, Cambridge: Hours, Address, Harvard Square Reviews: 4/5

Harvard Square
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Welcome to Harvard Square Each year, over 8 million men, women and children visit Harvard Square. Visitors come for a variety of reasons; this is a place of history, of books, of ideas, and of learning. It is a place of bookstores and coffee houses, of fine dining and eclectic shopping. It is a place of folk music and old theaters, of Cuban ballet and world-class music, of street-performers and award-winning pizza, of public discourse, and public art. Whatever brings you here, we welcome you and hope you enjoy your stay.
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204
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RitaLyC
Chicago, IL388 contributions
Lively Neighborhood
Jun 2021 • Family
This was a great neighborhood square. So much great food everywhere you look. Public transportation right there. Live music. Great shopping. Loved walking around and lingering here.
Written June 16, 2021
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
Perfect for a nice stroll
Apr 2021
Nice place to walk around, most stores are open and following COVID protocol but some lines are ridiculous.
Parking is hard to come by if you visit at peak hours.
Written April 8, 2021
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Gigeresque
New York City, NY667 contributions
Autumn stroll
Oct 2020 • Family
Having arrived early, it was nice before it became too crowded to feel comfortable to walk around. Found a nice eatery and grabbed our food and ate outside.
Very clean and kept well.
Written October 28, 2020
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Dustin Engel
Santa Rosa, CA11 contributions
Energetic Square!
Feb 2020
Loved Harvard Square! Lots of great bars and restaurants, as well as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. Two entrances to the subway. Tons of local stores, and lots of places to buy Harvard merch. JP Licks is a great spot for ice cream!
Written June 6, 2020
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marinexbiologist
Maryland1,035 contributions
Tourist Hot Spot
Mar 2020
Out of all the places that I went to on Harvard’s Campus, Harvard Square was by far the most difficult and most crowded area that I visited. There is so much going on in this small area between the foot and car traffic, restaurants and shops everywhere, the T station entrances/exits, etc. It’s best to come to this area by the T station because there isn’t really anywhere to park. While you are in the square, I also recommend stopping in the Smith Campus Center. It gives you a great vibe of what student life is like on campus and is open to the public.
Written May 3, 2020
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Antonio Roberto Winter
Belo Horizonte, MG1,827 contributions
Necessário
Mar 2020
Caminhar pelas ruas e praças de Harvard !! Sensação de estar neste local é magica, especialmente conhecendo o que se produz ali !

Walk the streets and squares of Harvard !! Feeling of being in this place is magical, especially knowing what is produced there!
Written April 7, 2020
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KDTNC
Mount Mourne, NC223 contributions
Tons of shops, restaurants
Mar 2020
Easy to get around, lots of choices for coffee, shopping and restaurants. Was here during the day and felt very safe. Clean streets. Very pleasant
Written March 15, 2020
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Leonard Anderson
3 contributions
I've been to Harvard Sq many times. I'm a graduate of Harvard
May 2019
Harvard Square is a small bustling area with a number of excellent food places that are not too expensive and the local nite spots are not too rowdy! The university grounds are beautiful and there are a number of historic buildings open to the public and you may even be able to sit in a lecture.
Do not miss Widener Library, it is awesome inside as well as outside
Written March 10, 2020
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satvik s
3 contributions
Great historic location
Feb 2020
Not a bad place, right next to harvard with lots of options to dine and drink. Location parking is a pain, but 4-5 blocks from this location, there are plenty of spots available.
Written February 18, 2020
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Miamor13
Florham Park, NJ230 contributions
Happy at Harvard
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great place to walk around campus and take in the Harvard University scene. Great energy and fast paced attraction. I highly recommend this place!
Written February 17, 2020
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