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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Oleana is the best Mediterranean food in Cambridge and possibly all of Massachusetts. In the summer, their garden is a magical place to enjoy a fantastic meal. Great for special occasions or those who appreciate sampling the high-end food scene.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Housed in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a permanent collection of wondrous and playful machines from MIT’s former artist in residence, Arthur Ganson. Some of Ganson’s wonderful machines bounce endlessly, others oil themselves, others perform mysterious tasks without explanation. Of particular interest is the sculpture in which a tiny wishbone must, Sisyphus-like, forever drag an enormous machine around behind him. Know Before You Go The main building of the MIT Museum is located at 265 Massachusetts Ave. near Central Square and the MIT Campus. There are other changing exhibits at in nearby buildings.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“Beacon Hill, is a very historic area and it is close to the Boston Public Garden. Make sure you walk down Charles Street and visit one of the many cafes or restaurants. It also harmony unique shops. Be sure to climb one of the cobblestoned hills for great views and sight seeing.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Eye Doctor
“One of my favorite neighborhoods in Cambridge. Has an immigrant and artist vibe. Very lively. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Personally, I'm a sucker for their maple late. It's $5, but tastes like heaven.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bakery
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“local pastry shop/cafe specializing in French treats like croissants & sticky buns, one of many branches in Boston. Divine sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“American comfort food institution that's cafeteria-style for breakfast & lunch, full-serve at night. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Strip mall with supermarket, CVS, donuts, fast food, unique craft shops, ice cream, independent book and toy stores, cafe etc. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“They've got an excellent bar and food menu. Not a huge dinner menu but we've enjoyed everything we've ever had. Offerings tend more toward the decadent side than light/healthy fare. If buffalo style brussel sprouts (one of our favorite items) sounds like something you'd like, take a look at their menu. The space gets crowded, so if you want to sit quickly go early. It also can get pretty loud, so if you're looking for a quiet dining experience, you might want to look elsewhere. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Historic garden cemetery with a tower Tranquil cemetery & arboretum founded in 1831, with many nature paths, ponds & an observation tower. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“My favorite restaurant in Harvard Square. Great seasonal ingredients and amazing cocktails. Ask for the "Secret Burger" or even the "Super Secret Burger". They only make 30 or so a night though - so go early if you want to catch one.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great selection of indie movies, comfortable seats, and decent food/drink selection”
  • 58 locals recommend
Lake
“Ranger Station with guided walks, nature programs and path around the reservoir. Also water treatment plant tours.”
  • 51 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The Best BBQ, try the buffalo shrimp as an app. They have more than 20 beers on tap”
  • 58 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Druid is an excellent Irish Pub and is my favorite place to get Fish and Chips. Their beef stew is also one of my favorite meals in the city.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Meze Restaurant
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“Hold out for the Middle Eastern dim sum experience here. Pro tip: get seated at the bar for faster service. ”
  • 53 locals recommend