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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 weeks ago

I visit Harvard Square often, as it has a number of wonderful and diverse type of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks and appetizers. Also lots of shopping and site seeing, especially with Harvard University right there...as well as a number of museums.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L920DZbillb
Reviewed February 10, 2019

There are many nice spots all over the district but this is the heart of it. Major subway and bus station nearby makes your life easier to reach here and go somewhere else. I am still discovering many nice spots near the square. No need...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sakaerka
Reviewed January 24, 2019

For those visiting Boston, Harvard Square is an easy MBTA Red Line ride to the Harvard stop. Not only does the Square have many shops and restaurants, but is also adjacent to Harvard University. Two interesting facts for history buffs: the Square was home to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda_in_Quincy
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

In for a weeklong seminar at Harvard Business School, I stayed just around the corner of Harvard Square. Pretty good restaurants and shops around in multiple categories to keep animated for a couple of days.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank niklosz
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Took the Red Line subway from Boston on a cold winters morning to visit Harvard Square, and the surrounding University buildings. It was very fast and clean, upon exiting the subway we headed off to find a restaurant for breakfast. The whole area around the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

If you like to shop and eat, you must stop here. There is a lot to take in so don’t get discouraged and have fun

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NickiR182
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The once lively streets of Harvard Square that once teemed with live music and blue hair and nose rings and progressive young folk is now an outside shopping mall.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Over time the Sq has gone down from an area that housed all types of small owned shops but because of high priced rents is now home to large chain stores like CVS and food places like Chipotle.This might be convenient for the students from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice place giving a feel for how the city evolved - it seems to be a confluence of various oddly angled streets for which an intersection was awkward so a square for commerce was created. Is a small open space surrounded by shops with Harvard...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brenda-blmhouston
Reviewed December 26, 2018

So much fun to walk around and to feel the Harvard area. Nice shops and cafes abound. A must-visit area when in Cambridge.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from YasserS296 | 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