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If Boston is Massachusetts’ boldest, hippest son, Cambridge is the state’s somewhat nerdier but just as cool, older brother. Rightfully so, as the city is home to Harvard University (the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (the country’s most prestigious), just to name a few. A walking tour of each provides a great starting point for any visit to the city, but there are so many more historical and sightseeing opportunities for visitors.

The inaccurately named Harvard Square (it’s actually triangular shaped) is the de facto hub of commercial activity for its namesake school. For decades, it has served as a cultural crossroads where “yuppies” and urban conservatives share the sidewalks and streets with counterculture punks. Travelers can make an entire day of strolling nearby bookstores, coffee shops, shopping outlets, bars, and eateries. Cinema buffs will appreciate the Square’s long history as a backdrop for films from the 1970s Paper Chase, through to more modern releases such as Good Will Hunting and The Social Network.

Just near Harvard Square sits Cambridge Common - a large swath of urban greenery with a history that dates back to the American Revolutionary War. Like Boston Common, this public park offers ample green space within the city limits where visitors are often seen playing all manner of college-appropriate sport, such as frisbee, kickball, and soccer.

For armchair historians, Tory Row is a must-see on any visit to Cambridge. This tiny subsection of Brattle Street is so named for the seven historically key Loyalist mansions built there at the time of the Revolutionary War.  Lastly, no visit is complete without seeing the Charles River. Whether you choose a quiet stroll or, better still, a quiet row by boat along the city’s most famous waterway, it’s the best way to get a feel for the city, the people and the history of one of the state’s most beautiful destinations. 

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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston, Boston, null
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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston

4.5 star rating: Recommended 278 Reviews

This fascinating historical day trip from Boston takes you to the famous nearby Massachusetts cities of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Journey along the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Go Boston Card, Boston, Day Trips
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Go Boston Card

4.5 star rating: Recommended 126 Reviews

Explore Boston your own way with the flexible Go Boston Card. Do as much or as little sightseeing as you like, at your own pace while saving precious vacation ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: Varies

From USD $59.00
Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Boston, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 693 Reviews

Experience the very best of Boston in one day on this fully narrated sightseeing tour of the area's major sights. First, journey through the historic towns of ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Harvard Campus Walking Tour and Admission to Natural History Museum, Cambridge, Full-day Tours
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Harvard Campus Walking Tour and Admission to Natural History Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

If you’re considering Harvard University, or you just want to see what student life is like at this Ivy League establishment, this 70-minute ‘Hahvahd’ tour is ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.90
Boston Beantown Trolley Tour, Boston, Walking Tours
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Boston Beantown Trolley Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 94 Reviews

Celebrate Boston’s history with a sightseeing tour on the Beantown Trolley, a great way to see top Boston attractions including Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York, New York City, Trolley Tours
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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

4 star rating: Recommended 183 Reviews

See the historical sights and famous universities of the Boston area on this full-day trip from New York City. After a scenic drive through Connecticut, arrive ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00

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