Harvard Square is a central meeting and shopping district for Harvard students, and its accessible via the MBTA Red Line. Famous musicians, such as Tracy Chapman and Amanda Palmer, have played here. Many visitors come for the coffee shops and street performers. In fact, a bronze statue of a puppet by Igor Fokin pays tribute to the many street performers. Head to the tourist booth to get information and admire the free Lumen Eclipse exhibit, which showcases local, national, and international artists. Watch skateboarders show off their skills at the Pit. Arrange to visit Harvard Square and other attractions in Cambridge using our Cambridge trip itinerary builder website.
Harvard Square reviews
Nice place to walk around, most stores are open and following COVID protocol but some lines are ridiculous. Parking is hard to come by if you visit at peak hours. more »
Having arrived early, it was nice before it became too crowded to feel comfortable to walk around. Found a nice eatery and grabbed our food and ate outside. Very clean and kept well. more »
The grounds were quite shabby. I get it. They put durable chairs all over the place for sitting in the fresh air, reading, conversing, debating...but can they rotate the crop a little by rolling & reseeding whole areas for beauty and aesthetic comfort? Winter is coming. Impress me.
There are many nice spots all over the district but this is the heart of it. Major subway and bus station nearby makes your life easier to reach here and go somewhere else. I am still discovering many nice spots near the square. No need to mention Harvard University nearby and Harvard Coop Bookstore in the square among other goodies. I visit Harvard Square often, as it has a number of wonderful and diverse type of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks and appetizers. Also lots of shopping and site seeing, especially with Harvard University right there...as well as a number of museums.
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