Cambridge is a city in the greater Boston area that is named after the university in England – and with good reason. Most people, when they think of the very best in American education think of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and both of these world-class universities are found in Cambridge.
Unsurprisingly, the population of Cambridge is on the younger side, and the city has an area of intelligence and movement about it. It has the historical draw that the rest of Boston has, and some of the best museums in the world can be found in Cambridge. In addition to the physical museums, it’s always worth it to visit the universities in the area (there are more than just Harvard and MIT) and check out their libraries. The libraries of these universities are so full of information and artifacts that visiting one is just as good as visit a real museum!
There area always has a plethora of things to do in Cambridge, owning mostly to the presence of so many education institutions in the area. Cambridge in particular is known for its public art, which exists both on city property and on the property of Harvard and MIT. If you happen to come to Cambridge during the warmer months of the year, you’ll get to enjoy the acts put on by a variety of street performers – which are also coordinated carefully by the city so as to encourage the enjoyment of the performances without needlessly bothering passerby.
Another reason to come to Cambridge is for the architecture – the area is a blend of ivy buildings from the Crimson and the architectural innovation fostered by nearby MIT. There are several notable buildings in the area that create a scrapbook of cutting edge architecture through the ages. Even if you’re not into the building of buildings, it’s certainly worth a walk through the area to soak up the art!
Cambridge is one of the more enjoyable areas just outside of Boston to take a stroll, or to sit and watch the world go by. There’s never a dull moment in this city of learning!Articles Related to Cambridge: