We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fun way to spend a couple hours”
Review of Harvard Square

Harvard Square
Book In Advance
More Info
$1,200.00*
and up
Historical Day Trip from Boston in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
More Info
$76.00*
and up
Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour
More Info
$54.00*
and up
American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston
Ranked #7 of 80 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We were only in Harvard Square for a couple hours, it was pouring rain while we were there...so walking around was not the best situation...but what we saw was awesome! We went into several cutey unique stores. It would have been much more fun if there would not have been so much rain!

Thank teakatoo2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,118)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

688 - 692 of 1,118 reviews

Reviewed May 11, 2013

A buzzing alive space in an university town. Variety of people and attractive central space with public wifi!

Thank Webster27
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Harvard Square has evolved over the years but it is still an interesting place to spend an evening. Dining options range from the high end (Rialto & Harvest) to the low brow (Pinocchio's Pizza) but you wont go hungry. We've lost one theatre but you can still catch a classic at the Brattle or take in a play at the ART. The Harvard Bookstore has every book you want, with great recommendations and customer service. One of a kind stores abound, and the Harvard Square vibe is always part of the action.

My teenage boys love Harvard Sq, but so do my wife and I. Something for everyone.

Thank greenengineer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed walking around Harvard Square. We enjoyed coffee, bookstores, and gift shops. it was a perfect way to experience the Harvard area.

Thank teniseetraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This area if full of students and younger crowd, making it extremely lively. The restaurants in the area are worth trying too!

Thank SMB_Boston
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Harvard Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing