Sitting just across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge is brimming with history, culture and of course, academic prestige. It’s the iconic home of Harvard University and is perfect for exploring renowned museums, student bars and urban parks.
Things to do in Cambridge
No visit to Cambridge is complete without a stroll around the magnificent Harvard University campus. It’s anchored by Harvard Yard, which is dominated by the grand Widener Library. For a taste of student life, head to Harvard Square, where you’ll find a colourful mix of cafes, bars and bookstores.
If you’re interested in art, the trio of Harvard Art Museums showcase masters like Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler. You can also check out the Harvard Museum of Natural History or wander around the fascinating Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
South-east of the city you’ll find the legendary Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here you can explore the campus or head to the MIT Museum for world-class exhibits on science and technology. If you prefer historic attractions, Longfellow House offers behind-the-scenes tours of the famed poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s former home.
Hugging the waterfront, the Charles River Reservation is a lush oasis that spans for almost 30 kilometres along the waterfront. It’s a great place to stretch your legs, with a scenic network of walking, running and bike paths to explore.
Getting around Cambridge
Boston is serviced by an efficient network of buses and MBTA commuter trains. The city also features an eco-friendly bike share programme, which is a great way to get from A to B while soaking up the sights and sounds.