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Things to do in Cambridge

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:

Charles River

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.

Located just an eight-minute walk from our hotel. 0.4 mi

Harvard Museum of Natural History

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

Located just a nine-minute walk from our hotel. 0.4 mi

Harvard Art Museums

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.

Located just an 11-minute walk from our hotel. 0.5 mi

Harvard Sports
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.

Located just an 18-minute walk from our hotel. 0.9 mi

Mount Auburn Cemetery

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.

Located just a five-minute drive or 30-minute walk from our hotel. 1.3 mi

MIT Museum

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

Located just an 18-minute subway ride away from our hotel. 1.7 mi

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

Located just a 12-minute drive or 30-minute subway ride away from our hotel. 2.3 mi 

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:

Looking to venture beyond things to do in Cambridge? Check out a list of things to do in Boston.