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There's something rather charming about smaller cities. Whether you're heading to Cambridge for a weekend or you're thinking of staying for longer, it won't take you long to fall in love with this place. In fact, with so many fun things to do and impressive attractions to take in, you mightn't want to go home!

Learn what makes Cambridge tick with some of the most popular tours & day trips. Scroll through our 209 fun activities in Cambridge, and book with confidence knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Cambridge with Kids

Cambridge is a fabulous place for a family vacation. Bring the youngsters along and enjoy these fun family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Cambridge

There's no need to run your credit card hot in Cambridge. The following won't even cost a penny.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments - Loaded with thought-provoking displays and objects, this place is heaven for inquiring minds.

List Visual Arts Center - This is a must-visit for culture vultures looking to add an artistic touch to their vacation.

Kendall Square - Appreciate the creativity and design of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - You'll feel like you've stepped back in time while exploring this historic attraction.

Wheeler Park - Refresh your mind, body and soul by spending time in nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Cambridge

East Cambridge

The stunning river views and popular shops are top features of East Cambridge. Make a stop by Cambridgeside Galleria while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Lechmere Station to get around town.


West End

The fantastic nightlife and beautiful gardens are a few things travelers love about West End. Check out TD Garden or Museum of Science while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Science Park Station to get around town.



While you're in MIT, take in top sights like Kendall Square and jump on the metro at Kendall-MIT Station to see more of the city.


While you're in Mid-Cambridge, take in top sights like Harvard Square and jump on the metro at Harvard Square Station to see more of the city.


Check out the river views, gardens, and art galleries while spending some time in Cambridgeport. Though there might not be many attractions in the neighborhood, you won't need to go far to find top spots like Kenmore Square or Fenway Park.

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Central Square

When in Central Square, check out the abundant dining options and consider a stop by MIT Museum. If you want to see more of the area, you can catch the metro at Central Square Station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Cambridge on a rainy day?

Throw yourself into one or two of these appealing indoor activities and turn a dreary, rainy day into something fun:

What is Cambridge famous for?

Harvard Square lives up to its reputation as a local icon that you just can't miss.

What should I not miss in Cambridge?

Pack your camera, because this trove of attractions is waiting to be explored:

  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Semitic Museum

Are there cheap things to do in Cambridge?

If you're on a smaller budget, consider adding these cheap and cheerful activities and tours to your to-do list:

What can you do in Cambridge for free?

You'll hardly have time to pull your wallet out of your bag with so many terrific free attractions:

  • Harvard Square
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Kendall Square