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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of academia at the architecturally rich, museum-filled campus of one of America’s most celebrated universities.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is not only one of the most famous educational establishments in the country, but its campus is also one of the architectural highlights of Massachusetts. Wander around the 168-acre (68-hectare) campus along the edges of the Charles River to admire a variety of stunning buildings and thought-provoking museums.

The university was established in 1861 and in 1916 moved to Cambridge, a town neighboring Boston. Stroll around the campus to admire some of its most impressive buildings. Explore buildings designed by 21st-century architectural heroes such as Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei and Eero Saarinen.

The modernist MIT Chapel was designed by Eero Saarinen as a windowless, cylindrical space to encourage contemplation. Marvel at the neoclassical style of the Walker Memorial and the Great Dome. The iconic and controversial Ray and Maria Stata Center is Frank Gehry’s jagged, multicolored contribution to the campus.

Visit one of the institution’s 12 museums and galleries. Explore the MIT Museum to learn about how the establishment has been at the forefront of scientific research and discovery. Exhibits cover topics such as artificial intelligence, the art of holography and student engineering prototypes.

The MIT List Visual Arts Center hosts a collection of over 3,500 artworks, including a wealth of contemporary sculptures and paintings. Come here throughout the year to see a variety of rotating exhibitions in this prestigious gallery space.

Witness the meeting of science and creativity in the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology. Exhibits show collaborations between engineers and artists that push the boundaries of their disciplines. Marvel at the elegant geometry of the building, which was designed by I.M. Pei.

Spend an evening in the Kresge Auditorium, another building by Saarinen. The auditorium seats over 1,200 people and hosts MIT Music and Theatre Arts performances.

Take a subway or bus from Boston to Cambridge to reach the campus. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is easy to explore on foot and features a range of places to break for food and drink.


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Boston Park Plaza

Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston
4.1
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Located in Back Bay, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of John Hancock Tower, Boston Public Garden and Hancock Conference Center. Boston Common and Copley Place are also within 15 minutes.

Charles Street Inn

Charles Street Inn

94 Charles St, Boston
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Located in Beacon Hill, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Boston Public Garden, Boston Common, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Massachusetts State House and Orpheum Theater are also within 15 minutes.

Back Bay Suites

Back Bay Suites

11 Hereford St., Boston
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Back Bay, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Hynes Convention Center and Prudential Tower. Copley Place and Boston Public Library are also within 15 minutes.

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Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT

Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT

20 Sidney Street, Cambridge
4.3
of 5, from 2,355 reviews
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Located in Cambridgeport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kendall Square, Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Harvard Square and Hynes Convention Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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Boston Marriott Cambridge

Boston Marriott Cambridge

Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge
4.3
of 5, from 1,612 reviews
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Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kendall Square and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts General Hospital and Museum of Science are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston

Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston

575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
4.0
of 5, from 3,147 reviews
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Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Paradise Rock Club, Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Fenway Park and Hynes Convention Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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The Kendall Hotel

The Kendall Hotel

350 Main Street, Cambridge
4.7
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Situated near the airport, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kendall Square and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts General Hospital and Museum of Science are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge

6 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge
4.4
of 5, from 362 reviews
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Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kendall Square and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts General Hospital and Museum of Science are also within 1 mile (2 km).