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Harvard Square

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 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
+1 617-491-3434
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Take a walk through the square. If you are lucky you can chat with some students. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bakeries to visit. There is a limit of 30 min parking at the meters which is a downfall because you can spend...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cambridge used to be a progressive melting pot for all kinds of peoples and cultures. Cambridge is now a millionair's town, and Harvard Square is full of the spoiled children of these millionaires. There are a few bright spots: Toscano Restaurant, and The Harvest, which...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As long as your expectations are right, Harvard Square is one of the best things to do on a trip to Boston. The reason I say "expectations set correctly" is that there aren't that many tourist "event" type things to do here -- the Harvard...More

Thank 777jmb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked thru Harvard Square and Harvard Yard and enjoyed looking at all the old buildings and the statue of John Harvard. The library and story behind the Titanic survivor who left the money to build it was very interesting.

Thank MimiandPapa2862
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "trendy" area has been around forever. We were in town for my husband's reunion and visited many places he remembered - including "the Coop", a must stop for t-shirts, gifts! On Sunday, the square had a peaceful "diversity" protest complete with TV cameras filming....More

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You’ll find shops and restaurants in this area directly outside the walls of Harvard. There were a few fun shops but not many that tempted me to step inside. There were, however, numerous restaurants, bars, coffee shops and bakeries that you would expect in a...More

Thank 406traceyl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early yesterday and would like to try our breakfast at Harvard Square for a change. We found most of the cafes and restaurant were not open at 9 except this one: Tatte. When we went in, a long line is waiting for us...More

Thank adabbler
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Artists' Cooperative on cute little Church Street. Pop out of the Red Line and a short walk to a Crafts Gallery Shop. 30 years and going with hand made functional and decorative items. Very professional. A small store front but lots of depth and variety...More

Thank Mary Ann B
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

If you're in Cambridge, take time to walk through and around Harvard Square. We enjoyed the live music show that was happening on a recent weekday afternoon. Free entertainment and a chance to people watch as well.

Thank TakeFiveTravel
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We grabbed the tour of Harvard that leaves out of Harvard Square. Our tour guide was Shelly and he did a great job of entertaining and informing! We really enjoyed the tour and then enjoyed exploring the square. Tatte Bakery was a delicious breakfast stop!...More

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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