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Harvard Square

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Address: Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617 491 3434
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One need only ascend from the T station to realize this is the center of...

One need only ascend from the T station to realize this is the center of action in Cambridge. Founded in 1630 as a colonial village, this eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bookstores, gathering places and old landmarks reflects the area's historic and academic flavor.

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just a nice safe open area to walk, eat, shop , look at a bit of history and feel the collegiate atmosphere. paid parking avail, or the underground will let you off at Harvard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Harvard Square is the place to go to anytime of the day if you want to keep your self entertained people watching, or satisfy your hunger dining at one of the multitudinous restaurants here or you just want to spend some time walking or window shopping. The square is always filled with students, tourists and visitors. It is safe and... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun restaurants to chose from around the square. As well as shops. T station there to make it convenient to take the red line to and from Boston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just a nice safe open area to walk, eat, shop , look at a bit of history and feel the collegiate atmosphere. paid parking avail, or the underground will let you off at Harvard square

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonder bars and shops. Romantic and scenic walking paths and close restaurants, hotels and public transportation. Only downsides are the driving and a TERRIBLE bar/concert venue called the Sinclair: avoid at all costs! Check out Park, Shays, or Charlie's for a great time and use uber or a bus

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found Harvard Square to be a little depressing. Yes, there was a lot of activity and we did enjoy parts of being in the square. However, there were a number homeless and mentally disturbed individuals in the area to make the visit fully enjoyable

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Harvard Square is a "must see" for anyone visiting the Boston area and should be a regular destination for people who live in the area. There are a great number of restaurants, street performers and tables on the street to play a game of chess.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Harvard Square has some very nice restaurants and bars and some nice little shops. I was surprised at the amount of homeless people and trash that were present when I was there. You are likely to visit the square if you have business in Cambridge. I would recommend a dinner at Russell House or to enjoy the rooftop bar at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Strolling through Harvard Square is quite enjoyable. Fun shops and restaurants located near Harvard's campus.

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Greater Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is happening place. We spent around an hour, but were yhirsting for more. Lots of shops catering to the needs of all types. Lots of food joints, offering all variety of food.

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of life , small shops restaurants sitting out areas very lively , so much diversity and a good area to walk around

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