Most who travel to Massachusetts find themselves wondering what are the best things to do in Boston; thankfully, there is no need to search too long.

Just situated across the Charles River from downtown Boston, Cambridge was founded in 1630 and is home to two of the most prestigious universities in world. If you are concerned with not knowing what to do in Cambridge with an imperfect SAT score, don’t worry, you won’t have to look far.

Take some time to head over to Harvard Square, or as the locals call it ‘Hahvahd Square’. This central business district of Cambridge neighbors the Harvard campus, beside the infamous Harvard Yard and is home to several restaurants and bars such as Russel House Tavern & OTTO. If shopping is more your thing, this area is also home to an eclectic array of bookstores & local boutique shops. No trip to the Harvard campus would be complete without a bit of exploring around this nearly 400-year-old campus. Take some time to hop on the Harvard walking tour, which is led by actual Harvard students who have designed the tour around unique theater performances and span several themes such as famous past students, the history of the university as well as some top-secret Harvard insider information.

If one university isn’t enough for you, take a quick 17-minute walk down Western & Massachusetts Ave to have a look at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The architecture of this campus alone is worth the visit. The Ray and Maria Center will have you wondering if you are looking at something devised by Picasso, while the famous Maclaurin Buildings based off of historic landmarks such as the Pantheon in Rome will make you ask yourself, “Why didn’t I take this trip sooner?”. After visiting this historic campus, head around the corner for some ice cream at a local favorite, Toscanini’s. This Cambridge staple offers hundreds of flavors around the year and is knowing for their B3 flavor, which is a combination of brown butter, brown sugar and wait for it… large hunks of fudge brownie.

Drooling already? Then keep your wallet stuffed too by booking our Cambridge vacation package today, and travel on.

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