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By Nobee on August 20, 2021

Best Things to Do in Cambridge, MA

Here are some of the must-go places and must-try activities in Cambridge for you!

Tours in Cambridge


If you are new to town, Cambridge has a lot of tours to learn more about the area. You can spend 1 or 2 hours walking around the Harvard campus to discover this famous university's history or enjoy the city by bicycling around.

 

Harvard Campus Tour

Provided by The Harvard Tour, this 70-minute walking around the Harvard campus is great to learn more about Harvard's history. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, you'll be walking a lot.

Time to spend: 1h 30m

Price: from $19.50 per adult.

Available languages: German, Italian, English, Spanish, French.

 

Tour de Cambridge

Want to explore the city and get sweaty at the same time? Tour de Cambridge is for you! This bicycle tour around Cambridge will provide you with a bicycle and friendly guides from Urban AdvenTours. Try this tour out with a group of friends or your family, you'll not be disappointed.

Time to spend: 2h 30m

Price: from $68.00 per adult.

Available languages: English.



Must See Sights in Cambridge

 

Harvard University

Established in 1636, Harvard is the first university in the world and was named after John Harvard, a Puritan clergyman. When visiting this great university, you can walk through its campus and contemplate the gorgeous buildings that represent many architectural styles through centuries.

117 Washington Street, Boston

 

Harvard Square

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Harvard Square is an epicenter packed with many bookstores, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. You can visit this place any time during the day and still find a lively atmosphere in the air. This is a perfect place to start your day with coffee and breakfast or to end your adventurous day with a delicious dinner. 

 

American Repertory Theater

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is one of the most important theaters in the United States. The theater is known for presenting musicals, new American dramas, and plays from the past. If you are looking for a great date night idea, this is the spot.

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Longfellow House 

For anyone that loves American History, this is a must-see. This house has witnessed a lot of history. Longfellow House was built in 1759 by John Vassal and served as General George Washington headquarters during the Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1776. In 1837, Longfellow lived here as a tenant until 1843 when his father-in-law bought it as a wedding gift for him and his new wife - Frances Appleton. 

Now, this house is owned and operated by the National Park Service, which gives you the chance to visit it from late May to late October, between Wednesday and Sunday.

105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

Must See Museums in Cambridge

Harvard Art Museum

This is the oldest museum of Harvard that features European and American Art from the Middle Ages to the present day. You can find a great selection of Western paintings, sculptures, decorative art, and much more in this museum. Masterpieces from huge names like Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Vincent van Gogh are featured here.

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Peabody Museum, which is adjacent to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, is one of the world's oldest and largest anthropology museums. Established in 1866 and associated with Harvard University, the museum now is home to over 1.5 million objects. This museum mainly focuses on the ethnography of the Americas by displaying anthropology objects such as totem poles, monumental Maya sculptures, and more. 

11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA

Want to explore different areas in Boston? Check out our other blog posts! 

Published by Nobee August 20, 2021
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