Harvard Square sits right next to the famous university and offers great shopping, dining and entertainment day or night. ((courtesy, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau))

Standing in the shadows of one of the country's oldest and most esteemed universities is the district known as Harvard Square. Filled with activity at all hours, it is a great place to take a break during a tour of Boston proper. Formed at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge, the square is home to several notable bookstores, including the Harvard Coop, established in 1882; Schoenhof's Foreign Books; and Newbury Comics. Long-established businesses include the Brattle Theater, legendary jazz spot Club Passim, well-known eatery Grendel's Den, and the American Repertory Theater. After filling your belly and emptying your wallet, take a stroll among the vast pristine lawns of Harvard University, admiring the architecture and mystique of this nearly 400-year-old institution.

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18 Brattle Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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Telephone Number: (617) 491-3434
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