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Cambridge Attractions

There's something quite charming about smaller cities. Whether you're on your way to Cambridge for a day or two or you're thinking of staying for longer, you'll quickly fall in love with this destination. In fact, with so many thrilling things to do and extraordinary sights to take in, you mightn't want to go home!

If you're ready to hit the streets of Cambridge, sign up for one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have an experienced guide show you the most popular attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 204 fun activities in Cambridge are also worth looking into.

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

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.

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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.

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West Cambridge

West Cambridge is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Longfellows National Historic Site and American Repertory Theater while you're in town.

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MIT

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.

Cambridgeport

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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Mid-Cambridge

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Cambridge on a rainy day?

What is Cambridge famous for?

Harvard Square lives up to its reputation as an iconic sight that you can't miss.

What should I not miss in Cambridge?

Don't forget your camera, because this trove of attractions is simply waiting to be explored:

  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Semitic Museum

Are there cheap things to do in Cambridge?

What can you do in Cambridge for free?

You'll hardly have time to fetch your wallet out of your pocket with so many incredible free attractions:

  • Harvard Square
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kendall Square