Sheraton Commander Hotel

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16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (617) 547-4800   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7121

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A Variety of Compelling Things to Do in Cambridge, MA

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What's Nearby

  1. Cambridge Squares
  2. CambridgeSide Galleria
  3. Charles River
  4. Harvard Art Museums
  5. Harvard Museum of Natural History
  6. Harvard Sports
  7. MIT Museum
  8. Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Situated along the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, Cambridge is home to internationally-acclaimed institutions like Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While Cambridge offers many of the classic college town characteristics, it also boasts a variety of things to do for travelers of all inclinations. From museum-hopping to fantastic shopping, discover the array of activities available at our hotel near Kendall Square. 

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Things to do in Cambridge Charles River

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Charles River

8-minute walk / 0.4 mi

Taking a stroll along the Charles River is one of Cambridge's most beloved things to do. Alternatively, you can rent a kayak or canoe for a paddle on the water during the warmer months.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

9-minute walk / 0.4 mi

The Harvard Museum of Natural History displays specimens from the university's natural history collection, including fossils, gemstones, meteorites and the historic "Glass Flowers."

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Things to do in Cambridge Harvard Museum of Natural History

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Things to do in Cambridge Harvard Art Museums

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Harvard Art Museums

11-minute walk / 0.5 mi

Situated near our Cambridge hotel, Harvard University's three art museums - Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisenger Museum and Arthur M. Sackler Museum - offers visitors the opportunity to browse over 250,000 art pieces from all over the world.

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Harvard Sports

18-minute walk / 0.9 mi

Enjoy easy access to all of Harvard University's sporting facilities from our hotel. Featuring great football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and crew programs, the university offers something for every Crimson fan.

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Things to do in Cambridge Sports
Things to do in Cambridge Mount Auburn Cemetery

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Mount Auburn Cemetery

5-minute drive or 30-minute walk / 1.3 mi

Established in 1831, Mount Auburn Cemetery spans 175 acres and doubles as an arboretum. Many famous locals are buried here, including Charles Bulfinch, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Mary Baker Eddy.

MIT Museum

18-minute subway ride / 1.7 mi

The MIT Museum holds the world's largest holography collection. Additional exhibits include robotics, artificial intelligence, photography, MIT history and much more.

Things to do in Cambridge MIT Museum

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Things to do in Cambridge shopping

CambridgeSide Galleria

12-minute drive or 30-minute subway ride / 2.3 mi

Find your favorite brands and restaurants just a 10-minute walk from Kendall Square in Cambridge.

Cambridge Squares

Going on a "square hop" is a quintessential thing to do in Cambridge, earning Cambridge the clever nickname "the city of squares." Our hotel is located near Harvard SquarePorter Square, Central Square and Kendall Square

Things to do in Cambridge