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Explore Cambridge MA

Exciting Things to Do in Our City

The Porter Square Hotel is located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, offering a convenient, central gateway to the array of attractions and things to do in this bustling, vibrant suburb just across the river from downtown Boston.  

Travelers from around the country descend on Cambridge to tour the magnificent campuses of Harvard University and MIT. They soak up the startup-infused buzz of young minds at work and enjoy the everyday life by the Charles River. 

Along with its unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Cambridge has a voracious appetite for new and innovative cuisines, a keen eye for fashion and a cultural pedigree that rivals that other city across the river. 

Come take a look… 

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Cambridge Visitor Information Center

Here you’ll find maps and information on local attractions plus get directions and recommendations on things to see and do during your visit to Cambridge.

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Cambridge Naturals

Cambridge Naturals Is Your Best Local Source For Health And Wellness Products. 

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Porter Square Books

Whether You’re Looking For Child Or Adult Literature…Whether You Want A New Release Or Something From Ages Past…

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Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Lesley University Is A Private, Coeducational University In Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Harvard University

Established In 1636, Ivy-League, Privately Owned Harvard Is The Oldest Institution Of Higher Learning In The U.S. 

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Somerville Theater

Imagine Yourself Sipping A Cold Beer And Watching A Hot, Newly Released Movie In A Building That’s More Than 100 Years Old. 

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American Repertory Theater

The A.R.T., As It’s Known, Is A Professional, Nonprofit Theatre With An Impressive List Of Awards Behind Its Name: A Pulitzer Prize And A Tony Award, To Name A Few. 

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Taza Chocolate

Chocolate Purists Can’t Get Enough Taza Chocolate, Whether They’re Stopping By The Factory Or Ordering It On Amazon.

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Cambridge Historical Tours

Long-Time Residents And First-Time Visitors Alike Can’t Get Enough Of Cambridge Historical Tours. 

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

On The Grounds Of Harvard University, The Museum Of Natural History Is The Public Face Of Three Different Institutions: The Harvard University Herbaria, The Museum Of Comparative Zoology, And The Harvard Mineralogical Museum. 

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Harvard Square

Each Year, Over 8 Million Men, Women And Children Visit Harvard Square. 

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Harvard Science Center

The Science Center Is Where Harvard’s Undergraduates Attend Classes And Labs In Science And Math.

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Harvard Walking Tour

Harvard Student Guides Greet You Right In Harvard Square. The Tour Is Scripted To Be An Entertaining, Theatrical Experience - You'll Have Fun Learning About Harvard!

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Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums, Among The World’s Leading Art Institutions, Comprise Three Museums (The Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, And Arthur M. Sackler Museums) And Four Research Centers (The Straus Center For Conservation And Technical Studies, The Center For The Technical Study Of Modern Art, The Harvard Art Museums Archives, And The Archaeological Exploration Of Sardis).

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology

Harvard Museum With Ancient Cultures' Artifacts & Archeology, Plus Access To Natural History Museum.

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Mt Auburn Cemetery

Celebrating The Many Facets Of Mount Auburn Cemetery, America's First Landscaped Cemetery.

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Fresh Pond

Fresh Pond Is A Sanctuary Of Upland Forests, Meadows, Wetlands And Wildlife On The Western Boundary Of Densely Populated Cambridge.

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Cambridge Public Library

The Cambridge Public Library In Cambridge, Massachusetts Is Part Of The Minuteman Library Network. It Consists Of A Main Library And Six Branches, Located Throughout The City.

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Kendall Square Cinema

Though It’s Part Of The Landmark Theater Line, Moviegoers Claim This Clean, Comfortable Theater Has An Independent Feel To It. 

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CambridgeSide Galleria

You Might Not Think You’ve Stumbled Upon A Mall When You Take A Look At This Unassuming Building, But Rest Assured Almost Anything You Could Need Can Be Found Inside. 

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Is Widely Known As One Of The Best Universities In The World, Churning Out Nobel Laureates, National Medal Of Science Recipients And Rhodes Scholars With Alarming Rapidity.

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LIST Visual Arts Center

The List Visual Arts Center, MIT’s Contemporary Art Museum, Collects, Commissions, And Presents Rigorous, Provocative, And Artist-Centric Projects That Engage MIT And The Global Art Community. 

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MIT Museum, Cambridge

The MIT Museum Presents Temporary And Permanent Exhibitions At The Nexus Of Art, Science, And Technology, As Well As Events, Programs, And Weekend Demonstrations.

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MIT Stata Center

The Ray And Maria Stata Center Or Building 32 Is A 720,000-Square-Foot Academic Complex Designed By Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Frank Gehry For The Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.

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Assembly Row

Assembly Row Is A One-Of-A-Kind Neighborhood That Has Brought Outlet Shopping Closer To A City Center Than Ever Before. 

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Charles Esplanade

State-Owned Park Situated In The Back Bay Area Of The City, On The Banks Of The Charles River.  .

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Boston Opera House

The Boston Opera House Is A Performing Arts Venue Located At 539 Washington St. In Boston, Massachusetts. 

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The New England Conservatory Of Music In Boston, Massachusetts, Is The Oldest Independent School Of Music In The United States, And It Is Widely Recognized As One Of The Country's Most Reputable Music Schools.

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Boston Public Library

While It May Feel Overly Academic To Visit A Library On Vacation, A Trip To The BPL Need Not Feel Like A Chore. 

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Copley Square Trinity

Copley Square, Named For Painter John Singleton Copley, Is A Public Square In Boston's Back Bay Neighborhood, Bounded By Boylston Street, Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue, And Dartmouth Street. 

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Prudential Center

The Prudential Center Is A 23-Acre Complex Situated In The Back Bay District Between Boylston Street And Huntington Avenue. 

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Boston Public Garden

The Public Garden Was The First Public Botanical Garden In America. It Was Decorative And Flowery From Its Inception, Featuring Meandering Pathways For Strolling.

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Boston Common

The Starting Point Of The Freedom Trail, Boston Common Is The Oldest Park In The Country.

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Freedom Trail

A 2.5-Mile Trail Hosting 16 Sites Pertaining To The Revolutionary War. You Could Take A Costumed Guided Tour Or, More Appealingly, Download A Map And Follow Your Own Itinerary. 

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Boston Tea Party Ships Museum

To Fully Tell And Understand The Story Of The Boston Tea Party, A Flotilla Of All Three Ships Is Necessary.

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Boston Harbor Cruises

In The 1920s, Matty Hughes, Ever The Entrepreneur, Saw A Golden Opportunity On The Sparkling Waters Of The Charles River And Boston Harbor. 

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Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Museum Examines One Of The Most Enduring And Emotional Events In American History.

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Museum of Science

Perched On The Bank Of The Charles River, The Museum Of Science Offers Interactive, Hands-On Exhibits Illustrating Scientific Principles In A User-Friendly Fashion. 

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Museum of Fine Arts

One Of The Most Comprehensive Art Museums In The World And The Fourth Largest Museums In The United States; The Collection Encompasses Nearly 500,000 Works Of Art. 

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Fenway Park

Even If You’re Not A Baseball Fan, You Root For The Red Sox When You’re In Boston.

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King's Chapel

This Historic Stone Chapel, Which Was Completed In 1754, Was Designated A National Historical Landmark In 1960.

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New England Aquarium

The Aquarium Is One Of The Premier Visitor Attractions In Boston, With Over 1.3 Million Visitors A Year, And A Major Public Education Resource.

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Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market

Faneuil Hall has been a Boston landmark since 1742, when it was designed as a marketplace and meeting hall.

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