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Cambridge Common

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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.
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Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This was a spot on the way back from Harvard Square to our hotel - the Sheraton Commander. It was clean and felt safe, a nice place to sit and rest and watch the people go by. There is a cute little play park for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Cambridge has let Common just lie there—and should redesign the land for actual enjoyment of city-dwellers. There’s few seating areas& just lawn. How cool would it be to gave seating areas of interest with some planned landscaped & interesting areas. So far-nothing at all. It’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Lots of green space and masses of squirrels. This is a Harvard hangout with parking around the edge and a road right around it- it’s more of a park than common. Nice place to chill out if you’re visiting the University across the road.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Cambridge Common is a nice little park where you can sit on the benches if empty and people watch from a variety of reasons which is enjoyable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Great quiet park near Harvard Square. History of the revolution is on every side of you. Several monuments including one marking where Washington assumed command of the Continental army it can be very relaxing, but not as good as nearby JFK park.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This attractive open space offers layers of history with revolutionary monuments, an imposing Civil War monument and various local plaques. Don't miss the extensive history of Cambridge displayed on the nearby "island" near the transit stop.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pamela J
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Nice little park right near Harvard with a number of historical markers. The most interesting to me was the elm tree that Washington took command of the continental army. Lots to see in the general area, but very cool to know you are standing in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

This is a quiet little park in Cambridge when we walked by and around. It has a quasi-triangular shape and has several monuments among which a plaque that marks the spot where Washington assumed command of the Revolutionary army and a monument to the Civil...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Nice casual eatery with a wide selection os American and European beers. The menu was very diverse and the service was super attentive without being overbearing. I would make every effort . to return here in any future trips to Cambridge!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

This free space is just off to the side of Harvard University. It is well maintained by the city and is not crowded like the campus is. It seems to be a popular escape by some students as it is quiet.

Date of experience: October 2017
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