The best Things To Do In Cambridge, MA, Are Right Outside Our Hotel
Get out and explore all the amazing Cambridge attractions and sights. If you're looking for fun and interesting things to do in Cambridge, here are some landmarks and our favore spots that should be at the top of your list.
Where Alewife Brook Parkway and Cambridge Park Drive connect is the Alewife MBTA Station. From here, travelers can take the Red Line directly into downtown Boston. It's only a 15 minute subway ride to Charles/MGH, the first stop in Boston's brick and cobblestone Beacon Hill neighborhood. Alewife Station
Asa Gray House
Discover 19th-century Cambridge during a visit to the Asa Gray House, former home to the professor and botanist of the same name. It's an educational, insightful, and completely free way to spend an afternoon in Cambridge. Asa Gray House: 88 Garden St., 617-349-400
Charles River Reservation
Bisecting Boston and Cambridge, the beautiful Charles River in the summer is often dotted with kayaks and sailboats. The Cambridge side features stunning views across to Boston, with the gilded state house and towering highrises piercing the skyline. One of our favorite ways to explore the area is by biking along the Charles River Reservation's paths. Rent a bike (try Cambridge Bicycle Rentals) and enjoy the moderate loop, open from March to October.
Fresh Pond Reservation
Just across the parkway from Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, Tapestry Collection is the 300-acre Fresh Pond Reservation, with more than two miles of walking paths and trails surrounding Fresh Pond, a scenic kettle hole lake.
A popular shopping and dining plaza, Harvard Square has always been the cultural and social center of Cambridge. Since founded in 1630 as a colonial village, Harvard Square has attracted politicians, professors, poets, and publishers. Some of the oldest surviving streets include Auburn Street, Brattle Street, Winthrop Street, and Farwell Place. Head to the Cambridge Common north of the park to see cannons abandoned by British trooops during the American Revolution.
MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center
MIT's campus building houses a laboratories, a fitness center and other university spaces, but visitors will want to check out this Frank Gehry-designed space just for its unusual, off-kilter towers and surprising angles. It's one of the most recognizable, avant-garde architectural masterpieces in the city. MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center: 32 Vassar St.
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Meant to be as enjoyable for the living as the deceased, Mount Auburn Cemetery was the nation's first landscaped cemetery, founded in 1831. Today, the 175-acre cemetery is home to 5,500 trees and other flora. Look for the graves of Henry W. Longfellow, abolitionist Charles Sumner, and Dorothea Dix. 580 Mount Auburn St.; Ph: 617-547-7105