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Harvard Square

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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...more
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Harvard Square is always fun to visit. Arrive hungry and take time to enjoy the shops. Parking can be a challenge but we were lucky and found a spot on JFK. There are public lots, however. Avoid the “chain” stores because there are many unique...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took an hour to find parking. Lots of homeless people. Streets crowded. I was expecting more. For as prestigious a school as Harvard is, we were disappointed. Bookstore loaded with Trump bashing books. Maybe they could donate some of their profits from the Trump bashing...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

this is the square right next to harvard university, there is many stores, hardware place, cvs, resturants, etc, the mian lines for buses and trains are right there.

Thank jackiesamy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited bookstores at Harvard Square. Was happy to do so and also pick up MIT shirt while there. Not a lot of restaurants... Starbucks in the book store for a sandwich. Pizza outside and some high end restaurants. No ice cream, no other stores to...More

Thank Sherree K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the yuppies (yes there are many) there are tons of things to see, do and eat in Harvard Square. If you’re not one of visitors of future students/parents then I would avoid just before the start of fall semester. Otherwise, have fun, taste everything...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly disappointed, lots of tourists. Lots of nice building but just ok, lots of shops and cafes, won't be rushing back

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled around, did some shopping, had coffee on a Sunday afternoon. The Square is very usy, with plenty of shops. Visually very pleasant.

Thank IlariaMW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place has changed a lot since I was in school. Used to be a huge hole in the ground as the T red line was being extended to Alewife. And there used to be many many bookshops but they are almost all gone. The...More

2  Thank David Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A historic center of Cambridge, the plaza area of business and commerce activities mainly for Harvard university students as well as residences. It is a major hub for buses and railway system.

Thank Inam K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful part of Boston. We really enjoyed strolling the campus and Harvard Square. Tons of shops, cafes and restaurants. We’ll certainly return next time we’re in the area.

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Response from Yasser S | Reviewed this property |
Parking there is difficult and paid in the streets infront the square I would recommend to take the red line and enjoy walking around