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If you are still looking for a travel destination in 2021, look no further! Check out the charming city of Cambridge, the home of Harvard and MIT.
On the banks of Charles River, lies the city of Cambridge. Its first settlers Thomas Dudley and his family were from England and named it Newtowne. With the construction of the West Boston Bridge, the city was connected to Boston and started to grow rapidly. It started as an industrial center and then flourished as an intellectual one. The Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, some of the most prestigious schools, bring students here from all over the world.
A paradise of education and culture, the city of Cambridge is a must-see destination. With two prestigious schools, numerous museums, historic sites, and popular squares, this city attracts tourists every day. Hop on a sightseeing tour by the Charles Riverboat Company and pass by the cultural and historic sites in the area.
Harvard Art Museums - three art institutions, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, the Fogg Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and four research centers, offer over 250,000 pieces you can enjoy. Famous pieces by artists like Vincent Van Gogh and John Singer Sargent, sculptures from the Middle Ages, and art pieces from all over the world are showcased in this facility.
Harvard Museum of Natural History - another facility located on the Harvard University campus, with over 12,000 pieces in permanent galleries. Fossils, meteorites, dinosaurs, even a 42-foot Kronosaurus, this museum will leave you with an open mouth. And if you continue your tour, you will end up in the connected Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, another popular attraction in the city. This is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world dedicated to anthropology, with 1.5 million objects on display.
Longfellow House - built in 1759, this is the house of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a famous American poet. It is also a National Historic Site. This is the home of the poet and a place that served as the headquarters for General George Washington during the Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1776.
There isn’t a lack of entertainment in Cambridge. Catch a play at the American Repertory Theater, watch a film classic at the Brattle Theater, or enjoy a musical orchestra at the Sanders Theatre. The town also hosts the Annual Mayfair in Harvard Square, an annual event where people can enjoy five stages of music acts, dancing, street art, and international food dishes.
Need a place to rest and recharge? There are plenty of hotels in the city. The Charles Hotel, a hotel in Harvard Square is one of the top-rated among tourists. And if you want something posh, visit the Royal Sonesta Boston.
A food lover’s dream, this city provides you with endless dining options. Top chef Jason Bond would please every gourmand at his restaurant, Bondir. His small, rustic styled is a favorite among locals and visitors. Eating healthy even when you travel is important. Check out Life Alive Organic Cafe for smoothies and salads. Time for dessert? Visit the Flour Bakery and Cafe for a dessert.
Harvard Square or the historic center of Cambridge is a place you must visit before you leave. Shops, restaurants, coffee shops along street music performances provide you with a total package.
The city of universities, museums, top restaurants, and historical attractions. Cambridge is a place you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. So why not do it in 2021?