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Harvard Square, Cambridge

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Harvard Square is a central meeting and shopping district for Harvard students, and its accessible via the MBTA Red Line. Famous musicians, such as Tracy Chapman and Amanda Palmer, have played here. Many visitors come for the coffee shops and street performers. In fact, a bronze statue of a puppet by Igor Fokin pays tribute to the many street performers. Head to the tourist booth to get information and admire the free Lumen Eclipse exhibit, which showcases local, national, and international artists. Watch skateboarders show off their skills at the Pit. A visit to Harvard Square represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cambridge itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Nice area, many little books stores and places to grab a bite. View to the university and in nice weather it is very nice to sit outside for a drink. 
  • There is nothing like the atmosphere of Harvard Square, has plenty of choices of food and bars so you visit and get to know the student classic ambience of the United States. live music in the streets, very safe
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  • Harvard square is beautiful and old!! Lots of fun eateries and close to great museums and other attractions including the Charles River! 
  • OMG Seriously everyone should know about this place if you like Mexican. -It's in a nice location, usually always parking near by, and if you take the train the stop is literally right outside just walk up the street a bit. -It's open at amazing hours. -it's very affordable!!! (I'm at college so I'm like poor) -it has 3 floors... It's usually always busy but the line always goes by pretty fast *3rd floor is a roof top bar
  • One of my favorite areas in all of MA. A fun, vibrant, at times quirky, area with great shopping and food choices. The stunning Harvard campus is the highlight, but so much to do and see in Harvard sq! Some stores to check out are: Creme Cafe, Black Ink, and Orinoco for great Venezuelan good! Whatever your fancy you will find it in Harvard Sq!
  • (Review of the train station, Harvard Square itself is awesome) A decent train station at the well-known Harvard University campus. The elevator and stairs need to be routinely checked more often for cleanliness. You can get a CharlieCard here but sometimes customer service representatives might not be there (more consistency with that, please). In order to register your CharlieCard online you need to contact their support number to get a new one (which takes 4-5 days). The train station is large and looks like art, however a thorough cleanup job would definitely improve the station, and more staff need to be present during the day, especially customer service reps.
  • Just a bunch of insecure tourists taking photos desperately trying to climb up the social status ladder trying to be like the next Mark Zuckerburg or Bill Gates. No one famous has stuck around Boston. No intelligent discussions to be had here.
  • You can't visit Boston without come here. I really enjoyed my time here and the surrounding areas. I will come back here some time to explore more of the area.
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