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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
College Science Building
“A world renowned university! Come see how some of the smarted students in the world live and learn. Maybe some of it will rub off on you and help you with your studies.”
  • 208 locals recommend
Plaza
“Harvard Square is a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street, near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Harvard Art Museum is not the size of the Museum of Fine Arts or Gardner Museum in Boston (both of which are amazing), but has a very impressive collection, is housed in a gorgeous, recently gut-renovated building, and is large enough that you undoubtedly will be unable to see the whole thing in one visit. There is also currently (through July 28) a special exhibit called The Bauhaus and Harvard that is quite good and showcases the University’s Bauhaus collection, which is the largest in the world outside of Germany.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A newly opened outlet shopping area with many well-known brands. There's also a AMC movie theater! ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Wonderful intimate museum with a hand-pulled glass botany exhibit that will blow your mind, minerals exhibited in beautiful wood and glass display cases, a variety of dinosaur, bird and animal exhibits. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“If you need to get to the movies, it's close! And located in lively Davis Square.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 61 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“My favorite restaurant in Harvard Square. Great seasonal ingredients and amazing cocktails. Ask for the "Secret Burger" or even the "Super Secret Burger". They only make 30 or so a night though - so go early if you want to catch one.”
  • 47 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“They've got an excellent bar and food menu. Not a huge dinner menu but we've enjoyed everything we've ever had. Offerings tend more toward the decadent side than light/healthy fare. If buffalo style brussel sprouts (one of our favorite items) sounds like something you'd like, take a look at their menu. The space gets crowded, so if you want to sit quickly go early. It also can get pretty loud, so if you're looking for a quiet dining experience, you might want to look elsewhere. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Meze Restaurant
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“Hold out for the Middle Eastern dim sum experience here. Pro tip: get seated at the bar for faster service. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Only the best cocktail bar in Boston. Ask for Sam. Tell him some crazy redhead named John sent you and that he's missed at Drink.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Druid is an excellent Irish Pub and is my favorite place to get Fish and Chips. Their beef stew is also one of my favorite meals in the city.”
  • 55 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The Best BBQ, try the buffalo shrimp as an app. They have more than 20 beers on tap”
  • 57 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Locally sourced light fare & coffee are served at this cafe in an old bank with a vault & patio.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
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“Our favorite coffee shop in Davis Square. Excellent coffee, egg sandwiches and pastries. They also have a good variety of lunch offerings. This is a large space and a great location if you're looking to camp out and work. They also have a couple of pool tables. Variety of seating options from high tops to booths to small tables to large, shared work tables.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Located well away from typical tourist areas, ABC is a great place to hang out and have craft beers.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“My favorite restaurant in Harvard Square. Great seasonal ingredients and amazing cocktails. Ask for the "Secret Burger" or even the "Super Secret Burger". They only make 30 or so a night though - so go early if you want to catch one.”
  • 47 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“They've got an excellent bar and food menu. Not a huge dinner menu but we've enjoyed everything we've ever had. Offerings tend more toward the decadent side than light/healthy fare. If buffalo style brussel sprouts (one of our favorite items) sounds like something you'd like, take a look at their menu. The space gets crowded, so if you want to sit quickly go early. It also can get pretty loud, so if you're looking for a quiet dining experience, you might want to look elsewhere. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Meze Restaurant
“Hold out for the Middle Eastern dim sum experience here. Pro tip: get seated at the bar for faster service. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“The Best BBQ, try the buffalo shrimp as an app. They have more than 20 beers on tap”
  • 57 locals recommend
Pub
“The Druid is an excellent Irish Pub and is my favorite place to get Fish and Chips. Their beef stew is also one of my favorite meals in the city.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Good Indian food, but cash only unless you download their app. Open late at night.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“If you enjoy whiskey in a dim lit room, and a cool ambiance, look no further. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Outdoor seating in the summer - great breakfast with full bar. Get the cream of wheat! ”
  • 48 locals recommend

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