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Harvard Square

Open Now: 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
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a good lunch nearby and hit the starbucks, but it was not unlike other retail areas during the day. We then took a walk through campus which was very nice, but had it not been located near the school, there would be no...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RANDYA366
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was hard to tell that you were in Harvard Square. It isn't a square as much as a neighborhood or area. There are lots of empty spaces where restaurants and retail went out of business. I would have loved some signage or something to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LoShepp
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fun but only if you take public transportation. Parking is extremely limited and the driving experience can be very irritating due to the many one way streets and often confusing and contradictory parking signs.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank minijega
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Harvard Square often, as it has a number of wonderful and diverse type of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks and appetizers. Also lots of shopping and site seeing, especially with Harvard University right there...as well as a number of museums.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L920DZbillb
Reviewed 11 February 2019

There are many nice spots all over the district but this is the heart of it. Major subway and bus station nearby makes your life easier to reach here and go somewhere else. I am still discovering many nice spots near the square. No need...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sakaerka
Reviewed 25 January 2019

For those visiting Boston, Harvard Square is an easy MBTA Red Line ride to the Harvard stop. Not only does the Square have many shops and restaurants, but is also adjacent to Harvard University. Two interesting facts for history buffs: the Square was home to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda_in_Quincy
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

In for a weeklong seminar at Harvard Business School, I stayed just around the corner of Harvard Square. Pretty good restaurants and shops around in multiple categories to keep animated for a couple of days.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank niklosz
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Took the Red Line subway from Boston on a cold winters morning to visit Harvard Square, and the surrounding University buildings. It was very fast and clean, upon exiting the subway we headed off to find a restaurant for breakfast. The whole area around the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

If you like to shop and eat, you must stop here. There is a lot to take in so don’t get discouraged and have fun

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NickiR182
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The once lively streets of Harvard Square that once teemed with live music and blue hair and nose rings and progressive young folk is now an outside shopping mall.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from YasserS296 | 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