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Cambridge, Massachusetts

aerial photo of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Our programs are held in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The neighborhood is home to world-class museums, restaurants, shops, hotels, and more.
Just minutes from Boston, Cambridge is a cultural hub with a diverse population of students, professionals, and families. While you’re here, be sure to take advantage of all the Boston-Cambridge metro area has to offer.

When you attend a Professional & Executive Development program, you’ll enjoy the unique perks that an Ivy League university offers.

library on Harvard College campus
study place in Smith Center
A man and a woman visit on a sofa in front of a window overlooking Harvard Square.
  • Our classrooms are equipped with all of the latest technology, with large viewing screens on every wall so you never feel like you are in the back row. 
  • Ample lounge space offers opportunities for small group break-outs and networking during breaks. Take a 360° virtual tour.
  • Smith Campus Center offers a newly redesigned space for you to relax or grab a quick meal at a variety of restaurants.
  • Many events on Harvard’s campus are open to the public. Check out Harvard’s events page before your visit — there may be something you can fit in outside of your scheduled program time.
  • Harvard Yard is a major attraction, and for good reason. Harvard Yard is the oldest and most historic part of Harvard University. It is a short 3-minute walk from our program space and is home to iconic Harvard landmarks such as Widener Library and the John Harvard Statue. Tours are available.

Here are just a few popular Harvard Square establishments.

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Russell House Tavern
American gastropub with raw bar, small plates, entrees, and craft cocktails.
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Henrietta’s Table
Farm-to-table fare, located in the Charles Hotel.
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Alden & Harlow
Small plates and shareable dishes, great selection of cocktails and wine.
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Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria
A casual Harvard Square staple with tacos, margaritas, and a sunny roof deck.
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Pizza & light fare doled out in a redbrick venue that has an industrial-style dining room & a bar.
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Bosso Ramen Tavern
Modern Izakaya in Harvard Square.
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Harvard Art Museums
A collection of three museums featuring world-class works of ancient, classic, and contemporary art, located right on campus.
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Harvard Museum of Natural History
From dinosaur bones to intricate glass flowers to the Great Mammal Hall, this museum is a must-see.
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Featuring towering Native American totem poles, Maya sculptures, finely woven textiles, and more. It is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world.
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Museum of Science
Engaging exhibits, a high-tech planetarium, and so much more await you at this Boston museum.
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The Harvard COOP Bookstore
Harvard Square is home to numerous bookstores, including the COOP. It offers books, apparel, souvenirs, and more.
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Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe
Fine candy, gourmet pantry items, charcuterie, wine and more.
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Mint Julep
Women’s boutique for trendy, unique clothing and accessories.
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Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
Unique, quality hats for men and women, from fedoras to beanies.
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The Harvard Shop
Run by Harvard students, all profits go straight back into student wages and operations.
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An American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer for women, men, and children.
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Marine Layer 
Shop featuring sustainable, eco-friendly clothing, and committed to making meaningful contributions to its community.
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American clothing company that sells outdoor clothing and gear.
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Chain selling boho-chic womenswear, shoes, accessories & home décor.
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Clothing, accessories & gear for the outdoor lifestyle, from the namesake Swedish brand.
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The Sinclair
Food, drinks, and live music in one of Cambridge’s top venues.
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The Longfellow Bar
Upscale bar bites, craft cocktails, wine, and beer.
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Beat Brew Hall
Craft beer and food in a large, lively atmosphere.
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Oberon, The American Repertory Theater
Featuring comedy, music, storytelling, and artistic performances for a diverse range of taste.
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Wusong Road
Vibrant tiki bar featuring Asian American Cuisine.
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Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Stylish yet relaxed gastropub serving upscale comfort food, cocktails & a robust craft brew list.
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Hotel And Accommodations

Whether you want to live like a local or have an executive experience, Harvard Square has you covered with a great range of accommodations.

We encourage you to book accommodations early. However, if you’re booking before completing registration, please check your hotel’s cancellation policy, as your placement in a program is not guaranteed until you have received registration confirmation.

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Hotels With Harvard Rate

The Sheraton Commander

  • Distance from 1 Brattle Square: 0.5 mile
  • Discount instructions: After you register and pay for your program, you may receive a discount code for this hotel.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston-Cambridge

  • Distance from 1 Brattle Square: 1.3 miles
  • Discount instructions: After you register and pay for your program, you may receive a discount code for this hotel.

Cambria Hotel Somerville

  • Distance from 1 Brattle Square: 1.5 miles
  • Discount instructions: After you register and pay for your program, you may receive a discount code for this hotel.

Other Nearby Hotels