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“LOVELY”
Review of Cambridge Common

Cambridge Common
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US$47.22*
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Boston Shore Excursion: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #22 of 76 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich heritage, visit this central meeting ground in the heart of historic Cambridge.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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202 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“LOVELY”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Actually, it's a very small area but it's charming. Get a sandwich at "Bon Pain" or "Otto's Pizza" right next door at Harvard Square, and come sit at one of the granite benches, across from Harvard Yard and the Harvard Law School. It's an unassuming park, once hosting Cambridge citizens' cows, (!) now planted at the center of town. Once you rest, go on to any of Harvard's museums or visit the Harvard Yard or any of the very chic shops in the Brattle Street area.

Visited January 2013
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Where the cows roamed”
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Now an ok, small park between major thoroughfares in the middle of the square. Sometimes pleasant. SOmetimes a mecca for weirdos, throw-backs to the '60's or homeless thoughstill feels and is safe.Nice enclosed playground at one end. If you need a place for a quiet picnic, go tp the Charles riverbamk instead

Visited December 2012
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Winter Springs, Florida
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113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Cute village”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Cambridge is charming and historic. Nice shops, vintage architecture and some good restaurants. Nice stop on the way to Harvard.

Visited August 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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296 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“It's the Common!”
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Not much to say about it since it's part of the Harvard decor. Just walk around, take pictures and enjoy the scenary.

Visited August 2012
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Branford, Connecticut
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92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Pre-show dinner”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Clean, convenient to a show at the Lizard Lounge, not expensive. Meatloaf sandwich was great, as were the tater tots, chicken fingers were a bit dry and chewy, but edible. Overwhelming assortment of beers (that's good!), and great service. Overall a great choice for a light meal in Cambridge.

Visited June 2012
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