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Summer in the City

We’re coming up on the first day of summer! Consider planning a staycation in Cambridge…

The city is beginning to open up again – and perfect timing, because the first day of summer is right around the corner! If your job has you working all month long, consider planning a staycation in Cambridge. 

Places to Stay in Cambridge, MA

There are plenty of gorgeous places to stay – we recommend the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel and the Royal Sonesta (conveniently located only a five minute walk from the Charles Riverboat Company, hint hint). Food in Cambridge

Places to eat in Cambridge, MA

Start your day off with a stroll to one of East Cambridge’s many adorable breakfast nooks. Curio Coffee, on nearby Cambridge Street, offers a quaint neighborhood coffee shop vibe, and is home to Yelp’s “Best Waffle in Massachusetts”.  If you’re in the mood for something quick but prefer a wider menu, perhaps Cafe Beatrice is the spot for you. Cafe Beatrice has a broad range of options, from their heavenly roasted pumpkin grilled cheese to their delicate artisan salads.  

Things to do in Cambridge, MA

Once you’re fueled for the day, it’s time to explore! Known for a variety of cultural attractions, Cambridge is the perfect city if you’re looking for a fun new museum to try. The Harvard Museums are conveniently located within walking distance of the Harvard Square T Station. Though currently closed due to COVID-19 regulations, the museums look forward to welcoming guests again soon. 

If the weather is gorgeous. Consider a walk around the lush Mt. Auburn Cemetery, located west of the Harvard University campus. The pathways are perfect for a sunny afternoon stroll. The nearby MIT campus offers a more bustling atmosphere. The buildings are an eclectic mix of modern and historic, and you may wonder if you’ve accidentally boarded a spaceship!Museum in Cambridge

 

Are you looking to get out but aren’t sure about all that walking? Consider a City Wine Tour. With a stated mission to “Make learning about wine as much fun as drinking it!” This tour will provide you with some fun background information on a whimsical topic.

You’ll be hungry after a long day of seeing the sights, and there’s a restaurant for every taste in Cambridge. Orinoco Kitchen offers rustic Latin fare, while Bondir offers classic American “farm-to-table” dishes. The Mae Eatery, featuring an authentic spin on Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, is located adjacent to the MIT campus. 

Book a Sunset Cruise on the Charles River

Top off a perfect day on a cruise with the Charles Riverboat Company! Enjoy a 90-minute Sunset Cruise on the Charles River,  departing at 7:30 PM from Lechmere Canal Park at The CambridgeSide Mall. With a refreshing drink in hand, take in the breathtaking views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline against a glowing backdrop of the setting sun. Book your tickets here or give us a call at 617-621-3001 for more information! Charles River

 

Already tried our suggestions & looking for something new? Check out the options below. We found so many different options in our research that we couldn’t resist including an extra list at the end!