Cambridge weather can be unpredictable. If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it's likely to change.

Spring in Cambridge, with moderate temperatures in the 60s and 70s, can extend well into June. While the days can be mild, the nights will be chilly. Dressing in layers and bringing a jacket with you is recommended. A visit to Cambridge in the Spring means you may be in town for one of the outdoor festivals in Central or Harvard Squares. However, with the graduation season in late May/early June, you'll want to plan well in advance for hotel rooms and dinner reservations.

Summers are warm, with weather often in the 80s and occassionally even hotter.  A nice way to spend the afternoon is to stroll along the Charles River before dining at a restuarant with an outdoor patio in Harvard Square.

The fall is popular in Cambridge and across New England. With the leaves changing, the students returning and the air getting crisper,  Fall is the favorite time of year for many visitors. Again, nights will cool off dramatically, so wearing layers and bringing a jacket is good preparation. A Fall highlight in Cambridge is the Head of the Charles Regatta.

The winter can be quite cold. Appropriate cold weather attire of heavy jackets, hats, gloves and scarves are recommended. If there has been a recent snow, you'll want to make sure to bring shoes with good traction, as the sidewalks often have residual snow, even after shoveling.

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