Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1380 Massachussets Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138| Map |
Harvard Square is a large triangular area in the center of Cambridge. Adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, the Square (as it is called locally) functions as a commercial center.
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Harvard Square is definitely worth a stop during your Boston family vacation. While it does have more chain stores and restaurants than I'd prefer, there are still lots of charming little spots, including the world's only retail Curious George store. There are many restaurant options - my favorites are Fire+Ice and the Border Cafe, which my kids also enjoy. Definitely be sure to walk through Harvard University, which is a quick walk away from the subway.
Tips for Families
On street and garage parking is available, but public transportation is easiest. Just take the MBTA red line to Harvard Square.
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One of "Boston's" great places to go out and just have some fun. It's my favorite part of Cambridge. Yes it's very crowded and yes it's filled with college kids and all sorts of "unusual folks", but it just has so many unique and fun places ...
Decent if you like Mob Scenes, I have lived in the area all my life & never have I come to Harvard Sq where it wasnt packed... All hours of the day & night its bustling... I try to avoid at all costs, I mean I love several t...
Harvard Square is very, very charming. Harvard Yard on one side, the T stop right in the center, the COOP bookstore, CVS, Cardullos, Curious George books, and the same guy making spray paint paintings. The only thing missing is the 'have a heart!' guy who u...
I am so over Harvard Sq. Growing up, this was the place to be. It was where there were cool independent stores. We would go to Harvard Sq on weekends, drink spiked sodas, smoke cigars, watch street performers and watch kids with too many piercings fight in The Pit. We would look on with glee when the paddy wagon would pull up when old cracked out ladies in leopard print would start pulling each other's hair (I think these would be called "cougars" now, what has the world come to?) Well, I guess Harvard Sq has changed and so have I, because I'm not 15 anymore. As much as I love yuppies, screaming children, yuppy screaming children, yuppy students, and homeless people who call me a f-cking c-nt (yes, this ...