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Top Choice Area in Cambridge

Harvard Yard

The geographic heart of Harvard University – where red-brick buildings and leaf-covered paths exude academia – is Harvard Yard.
Top Choice University in Cambridge

Harvard University

Founded in 1636 to educate men for the ministry, Harvard is America’s oldest college. The original Ivy League school has eight graduates who went on to be US presidents, not to mention dozens of Nobel laureates and …
Top Choice University in Cambridge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a completely novel perspective on Cambridge academia: proudly nerdy, but not quite as tweedy as Harvard. A recent frenzy of building has resulted in some of the most …
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 Sq. Developed in 1831, it was the first 'garden cemetery' in the US. Maps pinpoint the rare botanical specimens and notable…
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

Lizard Lounge

The underground Lizard Lounge doubles as a rock and jazz venue. The big drawcard is the Sunday-night poetry slam, featuring music by the jazzy Jeff Robinson Trio. Also popular are the Monday open-mike challenge and …
Top Choice Vegetarian in Cambridge

Life Alive

Life Alive offers a joyful, healthful, purposeful approach to fast food. The unusual combinations of animal-free ingredients yield delicious results, most of which come in a bowl (like a salad) or in a wrap. There a…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Cambridge

Lord Hobo

If high-caliber craft IPAs are your idea of beer-drinking bliss, make a beeline for this unassuming corner brewpub north of Central Sq. What started as a local secret has exploded in popularity, with distribution of…
Top Choice Comedy in Cambridge

Comedy Studio

The 3rd floor of the Hong Kong noodle house contains a low-budget comedy house with a reputation for hosting cutting-edge acts. This is where talented future stars (such as Brian Kiley, who became a writer for Conan…
Top Choice Live Music in Cambridge

Club Passim

Folk music in Boston seems to be endangered outside of Irish bars, but the legendary Club Passim does such a great job booking top-notch acts that it practically fills in the vacuum by itself. The colorful, intimate…