Things to do in Cambridge, MA

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Cambridge Attractions

Let Expedia help you to experience the best that Cambridge has to offer! If you’re planning a trip to Cambridge, we can provide you with a list of the top sightseeing attractions, as well as helping you to find unmissable activities. Whether you’re travelling to Cambridge with your family, planning a romantic trip with your loved one, or visiting on business, we’ll make it easy to plan an unforgettable holiday that checks all the boxes.

Places of interest in Cambridge

Cambridge is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay in Cambridge, and make it a breeze to explore Cambridge and the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in Cambridge to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

If you’re planning a visit to Cambridge, why not check out our handy guides to places of interest in the area? You can browse lists of things to do, learn about the most popular attractions, and get help with planning the details of your trip. Expedia makes it easy for you to check out all the top sights in Cambridge.

Cambridge attractions

Cambridge has something for everyone, so whether you’re planning to get active on a summer holiday, put a spring in your step with a romantic rendezvous, or pamper yourself with a leisurely winter trip, you’ll find plenty of attractions in Cambridge to keep you entertained. Expedia makes it easy to book your flight, hotel and rental car in advance, making for hassle-free travel and freeing you up to explore the sights of Cambridge.

Looking for things to do in Cambridge can be time-consuming, but we can take the hassle out of planning your holiday. Whether you’re looking to get active in the great outdoors, sample the cuisine of Cambridge or catch up with the vibrant local culture, our guides to Cambridge attractions ensure that you’ll have a successful trip, whatever the season. Happy trails!

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Top places to visit

1. Harvard University

For a truly educational experience pay a visit to Harvard University, the oldest institute of higher learning in the U.S. Universities don’t come much more prestigious, or prettier, than Harvard. Founded in 1636, it’s one of the “Ivy League” schools. This term refers to a group of eight elite northeastern US universities known for their high academic standards. It was first coined in the 1930s and referred to football competition between older universities, with ivy-covered buildings.
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Walk in the footsteps of presidents and Nobel laureates at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States.

2. Harvard Square

With a visit to Harvard Square, a favourite shopping spot in Cambridge, you can browse for souvenirs. Experience the acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.
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With a visit to Harvard Square, a favourite shopping spot in Cambridge, you can browse for souvenirs. Experience the acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

3. Museum of Science

The Museum of Science promotes hands-on learning with hundreds of fascinating exhibits. Set aside a day to get the most out of the museum’s 700 exhibits, spread across three floors. There’s also a daily program of live shows and screenings in the IMAX theater, 3-D digital cinema and planetarium.
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Let your inner-geek run wild amid the hundreds of innovative, hands-on exhibits at this Boston museum.

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

5. Harvard Museum of Natural History

You can study the exhibits at Harvard Museum of Natural History, a museum with a storied past, during your trip to Cambridge. Experience the acclaimed theatre scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.
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You can study the exhibits at Harvard Museum of Natural History, a museum with a storied past, during your trip to Cambridge. Experience the acclaimed theatre scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Popular places to visit in Cambridge

Day trip destinations from Cambridge