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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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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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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