The best place to vacation come spring? Why, Cambridge of course. The city’s close proximity to the outdoors and access to New England’s best museums, bars and restaurants makes it a natural place to visit or staycation. Here are 4 things to do whether you’re vacationing in March or April.
What to See During Spring Break in Cambridge
Game Nights at Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Local residents and Harvard students alike head to Lamplighter Brewing Co. for a pint and to play board games and enjoy trivia nights and chef collaborations. Sample flights of their top beers while you watch the Lamplighter team in action in the brewery through windows behind the bar. For those who want to tag along but aren’t drinking, the taproom also serves some of the most delicious iced coffee in town. Bonus: The brewery is located across from Bondir so you can grab a bite to eat before or after your beer pit stop.
Bar at Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails
There’s nothing quite like a perfectly made cocktail, and the team at Freepoint Kitchen delivers with classic and contemporary options as well as its own Manhattan menu with eight variations. Snag a seat at the intimate bar or at the high tops to sample the flavorful creations from Beverage Consigliere Alex Howell.
Rome: Eternal City at Harvard Art Museums
Take a trip to Italy this spring thanks to Harvard’s new exhibition, Rome: Eternal City on view through May 6 in the University Teaching Gallery. See medieval and early Renaissance etchings of the ancient capital, showcasing the city’s iconic and imperial monuments. The building itself, designed by Renzo Piano Studio, is a spectacular piece of artwork and easily worth an afternoon to browse the permanent collection alongside their seasonal exhibits.
Hiking at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Secretly, early spring is our favorite time in Cambridge, as it’s finally warm enough to spend time outside while watching the snow melt and trees start to bud. Lace up your sneakers and head to 170-acre Mount Auburn cemetery for a walk unlike any other. Participate in events at the beautiful and historic park throughout the spring, including a 1.5-mile Discover Mount Auburn walk on the first Saturday of every month.
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