All wrapped up in a 6.5 mile radius, Cambridge Massachusetts
is home to over 100,000 people living in a unique and
multicultural community just two miles outside of Boston across the Charles River and 218 miles from New
York City. Cambridge is bursting with open-air cafes,
bookstores and boutiques offering a intellectual yet funky
feel to the city. The internationally acclaimed Harvard
University is located in the city as is the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, defining this city as the academic
heart of the country. Cambridge Massachusetts isn't
only about books and brainiacs though. It has a little
of everything including a thriving music scene, artsy
cinemas and theaters, many interesting galleries and museums
and fabulous dining with a collection of great restaurants.
The city of Cambridge has a rich multicultural feel. Being so diverse in culture, the city of Cambridge hosts many cultural events such as a Greek festival and a Caribbean gala with lots of ethnic food to taste and cultural activities to join in on. The continued success of the many intermingled cultures give the city of Cambridge a unique and happily multifarious feel.
There is a lot to do and see in this colorful city and
a Cambridge tour is an exciting way to see the area. From
walking tours, canoe tours, bicycle tours and boats tours,
a Cambridge tour is a difficult thing to miss! One particularly
interesting Cambridge tour is the student-led Harvard
walking tour and the second best part is it's free! Just
stop at the Information Center and get connected with
a student who will give you a historical tour of the Harvard
Campus. Including a sampling of American architecture
and history from the Colonial period to modern day.
A Cambridge tour by boat is another great way to see the city while cruising along the Charles River. Take in the sights of Beacon Hill, Harvard University, the State House and Boston's Back Bay and enjoy the cool breeze along the water. Canoeing and kayaking along the Charles River is also popular with visitors. Another fun ( and healthy) Cambridge tour option is to rent a bicycle and take a cycling tour of the city. Bike tour companies offer guided tours or if you like you can get a map and give it a go on your own. This is a fantastic way to see the city and then its up to you if you want to stop and grab a bite to eat, or pop into a shop that caught your eye along the way.
Cambridge travel in spring is really nice with temperatures in the 60' and 70's. Though the days are fairly mild the nights tend to get colder so pack accordingly. Graduation season is late May to early June and the city gets busy! Make sure you make reservations well ahead or you'll find yourself out of luck. Cambridge travel in the summer season can be really warm with temperatures rising up into the 80's. If you like the heat that's great but hopefully you don't mind crowds as many tourists flood into the Boston/Cambridge area to visit this time of year, often taking side trips to Nantucket for the beaches.
Fall is a lovely time of year for Cambridge travel
when temperatures are cool and comfortable yet nights
can be quite chilly. Winter is, well, cold! Cambridge
receives a generous amount of snow and hats, gloves and
jackets are required when trekking around town. The city
if still quite beautiful this time of year and there are
still many attractions conveniently located inside which
can make the cold weather more tolerable. Whatever time
of year you decide to visit Cambridge you won't
be disappointed. There are plenty of interesting things
to do and with Boston and Nantucket nearby there's
a wealth of options for lodging, dining, shopping and activities.