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“It's a bit of a time warp”
Review of Central Square

Central Square
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$57.75*
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Tour de Cambridge Bicycle Tour
Ranked #29 of 76 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: Located between Harvard and MIT, this city square boasts a diverse range of pubs, multicultural restaurants and festivals.
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“It's a bit of a time warp”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Central Square in many ways is stuck in 1964. The street signs, the businesses and even the grit on the street feel stuck in a bygone era. The restaurants and stores don't offer much novelty (with several notable exceptions), however, it is a decent place to come on a night out if you're interested in alternative music. Gems nearby include Cantab Lounge (divey) and Green Street (tucked behind the square).

Visited February 2013
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laconia, nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Car Talk the Musical”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Car Talk was the 2nd show we have seen at Central Square Theater. We thought that it was extremely clever and very entertaining. It is not ready for Broadway, but it may be over time with a few tweaks here and there. The singing and dancing skills of the performers was very, very impressive, and one Miss Chen has a future in theater or movies, a very real beauty and what a voice. And can she move .... a cannot miss. This is a relatively small but intimate theater with lots of nice stuff going on all around it, and you cannot beat the Cambridge locale. If in the Boston area, make it a point to take in a show, these folks are great.

Visited August 2012
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Boston
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Very artsy! Lots of great shops and restaurants”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

Lots to see and do here. Very artsy area with all sorts of shops, restaurants, dance studios, etc.

Visited May 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“ok”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

some good restaurants, but a bit spotty and not that much to see in my opinion...

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Some nice places to eat , if you don't mind the pan-handlers ,etc.”
Reviewed October 15, 2011

When we visited my D at Harvard , she wanted to share a favorite place she goes to . The cafe was very nice but I would not choose to visit this area again . A lot of homeless and crazy ish people . I did not feel safe , and didn't see any police presence at lunch time ! It's a 20 minute walk from Harvard Square . I would not go back !

Visited October 2011
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