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Address: Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
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Located between Harvard and MIT, this city square boasts a diverse range of...

Located between Harvard and MIT, this city square boasts a diverse range of pubs, multicultural restaurants and festivals.

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A T stop in Cambridge

A T stop in a busy part of Cambridge. Good place to go for food and shopping when in the Harvard area.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Texarkana, Texas, United States

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A T stop in a busy part of Cambridge. Good place to go for food and shopping when in the Harvard area.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to Central Square because of all the restaurants in the vicinity. There was also a record store my daughter wanted to visit. Other than that, I would not list this as a must see area, unless you want to get a feel for our nations heroin epidemic.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central Square is a nice place in cambridge near to Harvard square and Inman square . just walk and roam around .you can see theatres,stores, so many Restaurants, good eating places . It can be said historic place also as many English,canadian and Irish Immigrants made their home here including celebrities like Ben Affleck and more.one will like the view... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

There are some good restaurants, a T stop, a playhouse but the rest is commercial. It is also a hangout for homeless on prospect and mass ave.

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Vermont, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

One can easily walk up Mass Ave from Harvard Square to Central Square, stopping to see some interesting shops along the way. You may even encounter the Harvard Turkey, a plump bird who struts the streets! There are several good restaurants in the area, and a T Stop to take you across the river to the Park Street T Station.

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New England, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I stopped going to any of the curio shops and food joints in Central Square about a year ago mainly because: 1) it is a zoo to maneuver through by car, 2) even worse to find a parking spot; and 3) with all the students there, finding a place to eat on a weekend night without waiting way too long,... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

nice and creative area to walk, fun to see street art, beneath the colored shadows of the roof, the open area at the end of it, some street music around.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Central Sq. is a crossroads of upscale and gritty, old and new, banal and bold. Worth hanging out, walking around. City Hall and the Post Office are monumental buildings. I particularly like the art supply stores and some of the restaurants.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Used to be a grubby and rough area, but those days are long gone. Lots of ethnic restaurants and bars. Middle Eastern, African, Indian dominate, but it is almost like a mini Hells Kitchen in some ways. You could spend an afternoon here shopping, and not bother with Harvard Square. At night, the Middle East has live music, and a... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

You will see this place when walking along Massachusetts Avenue going to Harvard Square and Harvard University. You can see thrift shops, antique stores, museum and book stores. If you love art wall, check out graffiti alley. MIT museum is also located in this area.

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