Explore the Cambridge MA Area
Home to two of America's most prestigious universities, Cambridge exudes a certain intellectual quirkiness. The city is a blend of historical venues, student hang-outs, vintage clothing shops, and bookstores and ethnic restaurants. Although it is located just across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge has a distinct vibe that is noticeable immediately.
Start at Harvard Square, a hub of activity and ensemble of trendy stores, and outdoor cafes. Art and architecture buffs should visit the area around the M.I.T campus, which includes outdoor sculptures by artists such as Picasso, and 20th-century buildings designed by modern greats such as Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei. Along the way, browse through the bookstores, stop to watch street performers, or grab a coffee while taking the whole city in.