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Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-491-3434
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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, 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.
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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"street performers"
in 28 reviews
"urban outfitters"
in 12 reviews
"people watching"
in 48 reviews
"curious george store"
in 24 reviews
"stores and restaurants"
in 15 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 16 reviews
"college students"
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"co op"
in 10 reviews
"harvard sq"
in 13 reviews
"subway station"
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"young people"
in 12 reviews
"walk around"
in 16 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 14 reviews
"boston area"
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"charles river"
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"beggars"
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"coop"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful little square right near Harvard University. Great shopping and many opportunities to get a good cup of coffee or meal. Many choices in the area from burgers, Indian, falafel, Japanese, bar food and proper sit-down places. Many places offer outdoor seating.

Thank Anders B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small square in front of Harvard Yard is surprisingly vibrant, with many shops and restaurants. Do reserve some time to wander around before heading to John Harvard.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Type in Harvard Square when you are looking to go (in your GPS/Uber/Lyft) - this will take you literally right to the gates. This is also the area where all the really old buildings are at, which was cool to be able to walk though...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The red house offers a great deals in seafood and steaks, love the prefix menu and they have good selection of beer and wines... stop by is a cute little red house

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk up out of the subway into Harvard Square at Massachusetts Ave. There are lots of retail shops near including The Coop (a cooperative bookstore), Starbucks, and the storied offices of Dewey, Cheatam, and Howe.

Thank Tammy W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy architecture, you'll enjoy this area. It's very close to the red line which makes it handy. It was the first time we had used the public transportation and we got along very well. There were games such as ping ping, putting green,...More

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to do whether you are visiting Harvard or anywhere in Bost. Easy to get to on the Red Line T. I would also visit MIT which is also on the Red Line T.

Thank LensReview
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Harvard Square is an American classic. Gorgeous architecture, serious history, and great diversity. It’s all here in American history.

Thank 970alexanderp
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

When I visited, there was a chili-tasting event! Even on a weekend during winter, there were lots of people going around. Lots of interesting places like Harvard Book Store and the Curious George store, among lots of others.

Thank necramirez
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

My 1st trip to Harvard and what a quaint lovely town...I walked for about 2 hours, popped into the stores and alleys shopping& eating.

Thank fashiongirlnyc
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CapeCodEllis
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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
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