Cambridge Vacation Packages
Tour the grounds of Harvard and admire the elegant buildings in which some of America’s finest minds have been nurtured. Visit museums and galleries within the grounds, before making your way to the contrasting Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where cutting-edge architecture houses students that are shaping the future. Cruises down the River Charles, numerous boutique stores and a culinary culture to rival some of the finest cities in the country will keep you busy for the rest of your stay.
Cambridge was founded in 1630 and is the fifth-largest city in Massachusetts. It’s known as the “City of Squares” because of the way town planners designed the town around an easily navigable network of plazas.
Take a tour of the Harvard grounds and learn about the many famous alumni who have studied here, including President Barack Obama and poet T.S. Eliot. Conduct some learning of your own and stop in at the Harvard Museum of Natural History where over 12,000 specimens are on display. Art fans should head to the Harvard Museum of Art, which is made up of three distinct sections focusing on Western, Germanic and Asian art.
Visit MIT for the architecture alone, with the stunning Stata Center and Simmons Hall among the highlights. Don’t miss the MIT museum, which focuses on exhibits that showcase scientific, artistic and technology innovations in the modern era.
Stroll beside the Charles River, which boasts hundred of acres of nature reserve on each of its banks. Take a visit to Mount Auburn Cemetery, the first landscaped cemetery in the United States. It’s also notable for being the burial place of the poet Henry Longfellow. Visit Longfellow House in the town to find out more about this literary great.
Cambridge is well served by public transport, with a good network of trains and public buses covering all the major sights. It’s also an easy city to cycle around in. Rent a bike during the warm summer months and discover the extensive network of cycle routes.
Accommodation in Cambridge
Booking a great place to stay is a vital element of any family vacation or business trip. Expedia gives easy access to many of the best Cambridge hotel options.
Why not begin the quest for the perfect Cambridge accommodation by investigating the great amenities at the fantastic The Charles Hotel, located at One Bennett Street, and the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge, at 6 Cambridge Ctr. Alternatively, if you're on a tight budget, you might want to consider staying at the Boston Marriott Cambridge, at Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, or The Kendall Hotel, at 350 Main Street.
Cambridge is home to the world-famous Harvard Square, so you may prefer to stay within walking distrance of this star attraction. The Mandarin Oriental Boston is just 3 miles (4 kilometers) away. Also popular is the Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, just 3 miles (4 kilometers) away.