Kickin’ It in Cambridge

We love living in Watertown for so many reasons, including the fact we have so many awesome towns surrounding us with so much to offer. Newton and Belmont are two towns that we love to visit and keep tabs on. Cambridge is another favorite - read on and you’ll understand why! 

Cambridge is located directly north of Boston, on the other side of the Charles River, and is bordered by Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, and Watertown. It is probably best known for being the home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge is often referred to as the City of Squares because its commercial districts are primarily located in these neighborhood centers. 

Central Square, at the junction of Mass Ave, Prospect Street, and Western Ave, has in recent years undergone a great deal of development and renovation. It’s home to many ethnic restaurants, live shows, and music, offering a hopping nightlife. For a fun night out, grab a bite to eat and take in a show at the Central Square Theater, where A Christmas Carol will be playing Nov 24 through Dec 31. Grab an ice cream after at Toscanini’s, or a drink at one of the many bars in the area. 

Porter Square, at Mass Ave and Somerville Ave, includes both Somerville and Cambridge and is home to the Porter Square Shopping Center as well as the Porter Square Galleria. The shopping center and galleria house a number of shops and restaurants including the independent bookstore Porter Square Books, Anna’s Taqueria, and Emack & Bolio’s.  

Inman Square, where Cambridge and Hampshire Streets meet, features a community park (with newly installed streetlights and benches) and is home to many restaurants, bars, and shops. Some favorites are Trina’s Starlite Lounge for brunch and cocktails, the newly renovated Bukowski Tavern with a killer beer selection, and The Garment District for new, used, and vintage shopping. 

There is so much more to Cambridge, including Kendall Square, Harvard Square of course, and Lechmere Square – we’ll save them for another post. You could spend weeks exploring the nooks and crannies of this vibrant city! We want to hear from you – what is your favorite Cambridge spot?