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Cambridge is also known as the `City of Squares`, therefore you must not miss the top five most famous squares in the city, with their history, attractions and events.
>> Central Square - it is a vibrant area located right in the heart of Cambridge, as its name states, being also an important transportation hub to Boston.
The square houses the City Hall, being surrounded by the famous Harvard and MIT academic powerhouses, often frequented by students, tourists, locals and even professors.
There are many places to have fun, such as local pubs where music events are usual stuff, a wide variety of restaurants with international cuisine, shops and boutiques.
>> Harvard Square - basically, this is the shopping paradise of students, with plenty of boutiques, shops and bookstores. Besides the students, there are also residents of Cambridge and even Boston who come to Harvard Square for shopping, due to the uniqueness of the area.
Getting here is simple; you can take the MBTA Red Line subway bus, Harvard station being one of the major hubs in the area. If you prefer other activities than shopping, then you will get to choose between the street performances, magic and juggling, bookstores, restaurants and cafes or clubs at night.
There is something for you to do out there, you just need to look around and choose your favorite!
>> Inman Square - located in the north of Central Square and in the east of Harvard Square, the Inman Square has preserved some Victorian influences on the streets, but at the same time, it is a modern neighbourhood, full of bars, boutiques and restaurants.
>> Kendall Square - also known as the `Technology Square`, is located close to the MIT campus, in the eastern side, and just over the Longfellow Bridge from Boston.
The place is well known for the biotech industry that has been largely developing here over the past years, proven by the many office towers located in and near the square.
However, Kendall Square is also a large green area, with many options for spending lunch breaks or simply some spare time - canoe rentals, farmer's, markets, ice skating rink in the winter.
Moreover, you can have a wonderful view on Boston and Cambridge by taking a riverboat trip along the Charles River, you can visit the Museum of Science or the usual shopping at the CambridgeSide Galleria that will offer you fine restaurants, an international food court and lots of stores.
>> Porter Square - it is mainly a shopping area, offering lots of boutiques, shops, but also restaurants and cafes. The main cuisine of the Porter Square is the Japanese, so if you're a sushi fan, then this is the right place to come and eat some quality Asian meals.
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