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Things to do in Cambridge

Local Attractions

Situated along the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, Cambridge is home
to some of the country's brightest minds - calling both Harvard University and
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) home. While Cambridge offers
many of the quintessential college town characteristics, it also offers a wide
range of attractions. From museums, fantastic shopping, ethnic restaurants and
art galleries, both visitors and locals alike will find a variety of things to
do in Cambridge.

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Charles River

8-minute walk / 0.4 mi

Stroll along the bike path bordering the Charles River, and follow it along the southern border of Cambridge. Or, rent a kayak or canoe and paddle on the water during the warmer months.



Harvard Museum of Natural History

9-minute walk / 0.4 mi

The museum displays specimens from the university's natural history collection, including fossils, gemstones, meteorites and the historic "Glass Flowers."



Harvard Art Museums

11-minute walk / 0.5 mi

Browse over 250,000 art pieces from all over the world at Harvard University's three art museums: Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisenger Museum and Arthur M. Sackler Museum.



Harvard Sports

18-minute walk / 0.9 mi

Our hotel is close to all the Crimson major sporting event facilities - so you can cheer on the home team. With a great football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and crew programs, the university offers something for every fan.



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.


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

A great way to find things to do in Cambridge and experience the city's diversity is to "square hop". Cambridge has been called "the city of squares", where small commercial districts have flourished at popular intersections:

Images courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Cambridge Office of Tourism.