Top things to do in Cambridge

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…
Top Choice Live Music in Cambridge

Club Passim

The legendary Club Passim is a holdout from the days when folk music was a staple in Cambridge (and around the country). The club continues to book top-notch acts, single-handedly sustaining the city's folk scene. T…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Cambridge

Lily Pad

Lily Pad is a tiny space that fills up with music and performance art, whether it’s tango dancing or narrated jazz storytelling. You might also hear indie, avant-garde, folk and even chamber music. The space is stri…
Top Choice Cafe in Cambridge

Café Pamplona

Located in a snug cellar on a backstreet, this no-frills European cafe is the top choice among old-time Cantabrigians. In addition to tea and coffee, Pamplona serves up snacks such as soup, sandwiches and biscotti. …
Top Choice Brewery in Cambridge

Lamplighter Brewing Co

This East Cambridge brewery and taproom is a favorite Boston hangout. In addition to the flights and pints of frothy goodness, there are free beer snacks and board games, plus a front-row view of the beer-brewing pr…
Top Choice Maps in Cambridge

Ward Maps

If you’re into maps, you’ll be into Ward Maps. It has an incredible collection of original antique and reproduction maps, with a special focus on Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. What’s more, maps are printed on co…