Go Beyond Visiting Museums, Historical Landmarks, Universities and Malls in Cambridge
Cambridge is not just the fifth most popular city in the state of Massachusetts but it is also home to 2 (before Radcliffe College joined Harvard, it was 3) of the world’s most renowned universities – Harvard University and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The city only began developing steadily and quickly after the construction of the West Boston Bridge in 1792 which connected Cambridge to Boston. It is easy to see why Cambridge became home to these renowned universities because in the mid 19th century, Cambridge was right in the middle of a very important literary revolution which people like Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and James Russell Lowell were a part of.
With a charter bus in Cambridge,Massachusetts, visitors can make quick visits to the city’s squares and neighborhoods, namely Harvard Square, Central Square, Kendall Square, Porter Square, Inman Square and Lechmere Square. Visitors are encouraged to make stops at tourist attractions like Sanders Theater, American Repertory Theater, Peabody Museum and Cambridge Common while there is lots of shopping to be done at Central Square and shows to catch at Brattle Theater.
US Coachways offer affordable charter bus rental packages to customers in Cambridge and other Massachusetts cities like Boston, Cape Cod, Springfield, Plymouth, Quincy and more. The vehicles you can choose from include charter bus, mini bus, sleeper coach, party bus, school bus, airport transfer vehicles, wedding limousines, and other types of exotic cars. These bus rentals packages can be used for various types of events, including weddings, anniversaries, pub crawls, city tours, family vacations, corporate functions, business meetings, church outings, camping, and school sports activities.
Get To Know Cambridge on a Whole New Level
There is more to Cambridge than just Harvard University and MIT, although the city is known for these two educational organizations. Here are some of Cambridge’s most popular points of interest that our customers have visited with our charter buses.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Sanders Theater is not your ordinary entertainment venue, simply because of its unique design. The theater plays a huge role as Harvard College’s educational body and the building itself is of historical value. It also functions as a lecture hall and it has received praise from far and wide for providing a very majestic atmosphere and great acoustics. Although not as large, Central Square Theater is another historical theater to visit. It features collaborative work between The Nora Theater and The Underground Railway Theater.
- Art & Cultural — A.R.T., which stands for American Repertory Theater, was the winner of many awards in the past including Tony Awards for their work with some of the world’s most artistic and talented people. The artists are experts in providing top quality plays, musicals and entertainment across various genre in its world class acoustic theater. Some may claim that Brattle Theater borders on being old-school but that is what’s so magical about this Cambridge attraction. Here’s your chance to explore history while going through its bookstore, enjoy a play while learning about the building’s history, or join in on their events. Cambridge’s Peabody Museum doubles up as both an art venue and museum. Comparatively smaller than other large art galleries and museums, the attraction features a sizable collection about indigenous cultures in the country through videos, audios, pictures, artifacts, replicas, sculptures and more.
- Restaurants & Shopping — Tired of the regular mall and looking for something really unique to a city like Cambridge MA? Bring the charter bus around to Out of Town News at Zero Harvard Square for any type of publication in any language! If it was in print and has been around, you can find it at Out of Town News. Some compares this attraction to modern day ‘Internet’ or ‘Wikipedia’, so this is what you should expect of this landmark location. Make a quick visit to Porter Square for a quick shopping spree; there are quaint shops, ethnic retail outlets and restaurants selling items like coffee, food, unique gifts, music, clothes and hand-made items.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — There is something about Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters Historic Site (Brattle Street) that brings out the curious side of visitors. It transports people into a completely different era while helping guests learn about the life and times of the much-respected American poet, Henry W. Longfellow. The home was also used by Gen. George Washington as a HQ during the Siege of Boston. There are also exhibits about literature and art at this attraction too. Harvard Museum of Natural History features a comprehensive collection of exhibits that will take you back in time. Come have a look at the collection of rocks and minerals, glass flowers, fossils, animals and much, much more. Come visit Arthur M. Scakler Museum at Broadway to check out Chinese jades and bronzes or pop by Harvard’s Fogg Museum after, as it is strategically located across the street.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — One might automatically assume that visiting Mt. Auburn Cemetery would be a somber affair but this cannot be further from the truth. It is a terrific place for peaceful and calming walks and is open throughout the year. Learn about trees and nature, especially during spring, and check out monuments, ponds, and of course, get up the tower for an unprecedented view of downtown Cambridge MA. Charles River features an 8.5 walking loop beginning at Harvard Square, it is THE place to visit when you want to take in the street view of Harvard Stadium, soak in the scenic view of the river, or catch some fall colors. Come enjoy the well-maintained biking, jogging and running path along the river. Need to get away from the city for a walk or biking expedition in Cambridge MA? Organize a group outing to Minuteman Trail, a hard-top trail that winds its way around from Boston to Bedford, covering a large area and away from vehicles and traffic. Fresh Pond Reservation is another wonderful green lung to visit for outdoor enthusiasts. A magnet for joggers, cyclists, families, visitors with kids and pets, there is lots of space along the 2 mile perimeter and trail. Many have made comparisons between Boston Commons and Cambridge Commons, and despite being not as large, Cambridge Commons still provides a nice outdoor space to roam and explore nature, especially during fall.
- Other Points of Interest — There are very organized guided tours around MA’s most famous technology educational organization, i.e. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or more famously known as just MIT. The tour is very tourist-friendly and unrestricted as visitors are allowed into many sections that other universities would have blocked off. The tour is inspiring and the architecture is gorgeous. Visiting Harvard University is also a must as it is the oldest learning institution in the country. Visitors are allowed to roam around the brownstone building together with a guide and also take in the spectacular yard at the end of the tour. For those who are interested in buildings and architecture, you should not miss the chance to visit Cambridge’s Stata Center which has won the Grand Award for Engineering Excellence in 2005. Have fun walking through tilting walkways and turning at sharp and unexpected angles.
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