Cambridge attractions

Top Choice University in Cambridge

Harvard University

America's oldest college, Harvard University was founded in 1636 and remains one of the country's most prestigious universities. Alumni of the original Ivy League school include eight US presidents, and dozens of No…
Top Choice Area in Cambridge

Harvard Yard

Harvard University was originally founded here in 1636, and Harvard Yard remains the historic and geographic heart of the university campus. Flanked by its oldest buildings, the yard's main entrance at Johnston Gate…
Top Choice University in Cambridge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a different perspective on academia. MIT has a proud history of pushing the boundaries, from its innovative architecture and oddball art, to its cutting-edge technolo…
Top Choice Cemetery in Cambridge

Mt Auburn Cemetery

This delightful spot at the end of Brattle St is worth the 30-minute walk west from Harvard Square. Developed in 1831, it was the first 'garden cemetery' in the US. Maps pinpoint the rare botanical specimens and not…
Top Choice Museum in Cambridge

Harvard Art Museums

The 2014 renovation and expansion of Harvard's art museums allowed the university's massive 250,000-piece collection to come together under one very stylish roof, designed by architect extraordinaire Renzo Piano. Th…
Museum in Cambridge

Harvard Museum of Natural History

This institution is famed for its botanical galleries, featuring some 3000 pieces of handblown, intricately crafted glass flowers and plants. There is a smaller, complementary exhibit of Sea Creatures in Glass by th…
University in Cambridge

Smith Campus Center

After a massive overhaul, the Smith Campus Center has been transformed into a fabulous 'living room' for students and visitors to congregate, study, socialize, eat and drink. The two-story lobby is abloom with 12,00…
Museum in Cambridge

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

One ticket covers admission to both of the university's esteemed science museums: the Harvard Museum of Natural History, with the famed glass-flower exhibit, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, wi…
Street in Cambridge

Tory Row

Heading west out of Harvard Square, Brattle St is the epitome of colonial posh. Lined with mansions that were once home to royal sympathizers, the street earned the nickname Tory Row. Nowadays, it's a delightful pla…
Museum in Cambridge

MIT Museum

Only the mischief-makers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) would come up with the kind of quirky stuff that's on display here. An exhibit on artificial intelligence, for example, traces the birth of rob…