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“Awesome Anytime” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harvard Square

Harvard Square
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$1,200.00*
and up
Historical Day Trip from Boston in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
Ranked #7 of 76 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Anytime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

So much fun, whether you're watching the chess experts battle wits outside Au Bon Pain in the summer, or gazing over the main intersection from the second floor of Starbucks in the winter. Food for any palette, and a smart, funky crowd. Stroll through Harvard's campus, pick up a stogie at Leavitt and Pierce, pizza slice, ice cream, what's not to like about Harvard Square? One of the best people watching spots in the world.

Visited December 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing, cultural experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Being among the old, beautiful buildings and excitement on the street was a very cool experience. The whole area around Harvard is a definite must see for any travelers headed to the Boston area

Visited December 2012
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Concord, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Love this area!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

There's so much to do here! The shops are fun to walk in and out of and the richness of the history screams from the pavement, filled with Harvard Students making their way to a cafe, store or class. Don't leave here without visiting Grendel's Den....TERRIFIC EATERY! in the square.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“fun to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Walk around the campus -- also note that lot of musuems -- Fogg and others. Go down to the river and see the river houses.

Visited December 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“02138--how great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

A zip code known for its smarts.... But there is more to see than Harvard. People watching is always fascinating. Lots of stores --too many are chains but still lots of independents. See them even if you don't want to buy. Passim is folk music heaven. And walk up Tory Row (Brattle St) to the Longfellow House. Get a sense of American history and see the houses the Tories left behind when they fled from the revolution to stay loyal to the King!!

Visited December 2012
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