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Cambridge
Travel Guide

Cambridge showing a city and street scenes

Home to two of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., Cambridge has a distinguished feel, with fine dining, museums and riverside strolls among its charms. 

Tour the grounds of Harvard and admire the elegant buildings in which some of America’s finest minds have been nurtured. Visit museums and galleries within the grounds, before making your way to the contrasting Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where cutting-edge architecture houses students that are shaping the future. Cruises down the River Charles, numerous boutique stores and a culinary culture to rival some of the finest cities in the country will keep you busy for the rest of your stay.

Cambridge was founded in 1630 and is the fifth-largest city in Massachusetts. It’s known as the “City of Squares” because of the way town planners designed the town around an easily navigable network of plazas.

Take a tour of the Harvard grounds and learn about the many famous alumni who have studied here, including President Barack Obama and poet T.S. Eliot. Conduct some learning of your own and stop in at the Harvard Museum of Natural History where over 12,000 specimens are on display. Art fans should head to the Harvard Museum of Art, which is made up of three distinct sections focusing on Western, Germanic and Asian art.

Visit MIT for the architecture alone, with the stunning Stata Center and Simmons Hall among the highlights. Don’t miss the MIT museum, which focuses on exhibits that showcase scientific, artistic and technology innovations in the modern era.

Stroll beside the Charles River, which boasts hundred of acres of nature reserve on each of its banks. Take a visit to Mount Auburn Cemetery, the first landscaped cemetery in the United States. It’s also notable for being the burial place of the poet Henry Longfellow. Visit Longfellow House in the town to find out more about this literary great.

Cambridge is well served by public transport, with a good network of trains and public buses covering all the major sights. It’s also an easy city to cycle around in. Rent a bike during the warm summer months and discover the extensive network of cycle routes.

Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
4 out of 5
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
The price is SG$194 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
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Located in MIT, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of MIT Museum, Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fenway Park and Hynes Convention ...
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Royal Sonesta Boston
Royal Sonesta Boston
4 out of 5
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$243 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
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Located in East Cambridge, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of TD Garden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Boston Common ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,285 reviews)
"Clean rooms, comfortable beds, pool is a plus, nice restaurant with beautiful outdoor seating and great view!"

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Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge
Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge
3.5 out of 5
777 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA
The price is SG$228 per night from 5 Jul to 5 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Cambridgeport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Agganis Arena and Boston University. Harvard University and Harvard Square are also within 2 miles ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
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Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge
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Beautiful Sunny apt Right Across Harvard Yard
Beautiful Sunny apt Right Across Harvard Yard
1168 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Located in Riverside, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Harvard University and Harvard Square. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston ...
Beautiful Sunny apt Right Across Harvard Yard
Global Luxury Suites at Kendall West
Global Luxury Suites at Kendall West
4 out of 5
350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA
Located in East Cambridge, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kendall Square and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Massachusetts ...
3.7/5Good! (94 reviews)
"Very clean and modern. Close to restaurants and the T. And a shopping center. Wished there was mote local info, maps etc to know more about area. All in all would return for sure."

Reviewed on 17 Dec,2018

Global Luxury Suites at Kendall West
Well-located Porter Square 1BR in Harvard Square
Well-located Porter Square 1BR in Harvard Square
16 Forest St, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA, Cambridge, MA
Located in Agassiz, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Somerville Theatre, Harvard University and Harvard Square. Massachusetts Institute of ...
Well-located Porter Square 1BR in Harvard Square
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