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Harvard Square

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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...more
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of great restaurants, cafes, bars. We moved to Cambridge for a year of studying and Harvard Square is the place we spend the most time apart from the university.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FlaviaPacheco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harvard Square is filled with diversity, creativity, individuality and academics. Interesting shops and restaurants makes this college hub a must see. There’s something for everyone. Historical buildings lure you to learn more. I always enjoy coming to Cambridge!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank annmarie02151
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed wandering Harvard Square knowing that it is the oldest college in the US (1936). I got to rub the toe of the statue of John Harvard (aka "The Three Lies"). All freshmen are in dorm (halls) and it was neat wandering the same...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Randolph M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked getting a slice of pizza, checking out the Curious George toy store and visiting several bookstores. I toured the campus and visited the common, as they are a stones throw from the Square. Harvard U also has a student center with lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a walk through the square. If you are lucky you can chat with some students. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bakeries to visit. There is a limit of 30 min parking at the meters which is a downfall because you can spend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SLynnS03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cambridge used to be a progressive melting pot for all kinds of peoples and cultures. Cambridge is now a millionair's town, and Harvard Square is full of the spoiled children of these millionaires. There are a few bright spots: Toscano Restaurant, and The Harvest, which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ModdyinVermont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As long as your expectations are right, Harvard Square is one of the best things to do on a trip to Boston. The reason I say "expectations set correctly" is that there aren't that many tourist "event" type things to do here -- the Harvard...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We walked thru Harvard Square and Harvard Yard and enjoyed looking at all the old buildings and the statue of John Harvard. The library and story behind the Titanic survivor who left the money to build it was very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This "trendy" area has been around forever. We were in town for my husband's reunion and visited many places he remembered - including "the Coop", a must stop for t-shirts, gifts! On Sunday, the square had a peaceful "diversity" protest complete with TV cameras filming....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

You’ll find shops and restaurants in this area directly outside the walls of Harvard. There were a few fun shops but not many that tempted me to step inside. There were, however, numerous restaurants, bars, coffee shops and bakeries that you would expect in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from YasserS296 | Reviewed this property |
Parking there is difficult and paid in the streets infront the square I would recommend to take the red line and enjoy walking around