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Harvard Square

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank tupperware1217
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see and stroll around. So many people but definitely a good area to visit while in Boston. Interesting.

Thank HayleyNZ87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, historic, packed with great food, shops, sights, hotels, farmer's market (by The Charles Hotel), great people watching

Thank L H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, the critique of the Square is that it has changed for the worse because it has become more corporate more like a mall. Yes, it has changed in the many years I have lived near there. There still are gems for music - Passim...More

Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

access to Harvard uni and lifeline to most of the commuters! The most lovely place after the midtown where one can find all hang around crowd of students.. Star bucks is always busy and the connectivety to rest of the town by subway is available...More

Thank sanjay4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is definitely worth wandering around Harvard Square (and Harvard yard). The square is home to many delicious dining establishments (representing cuisines from various parts of the world). There are clothing and accessory stores as well. In the middle of it all is Harvard Yard...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to hang around with a lot of restaurants and pubs. It is famous for the Harvard University, which is the top business school in the world. A lot of tourist comes to tour the university. There are a lot of street performances...More

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18 August 2016|
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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