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Located between Harvard and MIT, this city square boasts a diverse range of pubs, multicultural restaurants and festivals.
Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

Exited the Central Subway stop for a business meeting, and with 2 hours to kill, was pleasantly surprised by the neighborhood. Two wonderful art stores, a few nice coffee shops, wonderful selection of restaurants, a quirky thrift store (Boomerangs), two lovely bookshops, and dozens of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Escaper738
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Central still teems with life, unique thrift shops, record stores and more eateries than you can imagine. The streets are still full of all kinds of folks, just hanging out on the benches or dropping in for a quick bite. Many affordable places to eat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank darialyman1968
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Central Square has it all. Within just a few blocks, one can find all of life's necessities as well as some things that make life worth living. Perhaps the strongest points are the excellent and diverse dining options. Some that quickly jump to mind are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bcl208
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We thought a walk from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus to Harvard University would be fun... not so much! And at the very halfway point (Central Square) was the worst. If you want to find Cambridge's most dangerous place, here it is. Police everywhere,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Filmcraft
Reviewed 14 June 2018

You would see some decent shopping options around the square, a nearby station for easy connectivity, some homeless people around which you might not like. Few small shops offering souvenirs and tshirts with Harvard or boston written on them and stuff which is likewise.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kapil M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Lots of great restaurants, there's a theater (Central Square Theater), modern Asian grocery store with food court (H-Mart), and lots of new construction. And there's lots of homeless folks and aggressive panhandlers and a Goodwill Store, etc, etc. But Cheapo Records and The Middle East...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Go up and down Mass Ave and you'll be able to find interesting gifts, great food from all over the world, and lots of coffee and tea. Good place on a Sunday afternoon for the family.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Indigo_Scott
Reviewed 6 March 2018

There are some interesting shops and cafes (Life Alive, 1369 Coffee House, Mainely Burgers, Pandemonium Books & Games), but they were few and far between.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank necramirez
Reviewed 23 December 2017

A delightful Bed and Breakfast. Wonderful, comfortable accommodations. Friendly, helpful staff, Great choices for breakfast. Drinks and snacks available 24 hours a day. Just lovely!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bsskarf
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Gentrification is closing in on Central Sq. There are still plenty of homeless, panhandlers, etc. but more young hip nicely dressed folks than in times past. Nice restaurants too.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dave B
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