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Destination guide

Join the Ivy League in colorful Cambridge

More than just your average college town, Cambridge is a happening place with a rich countercultural history, plenty of used bookstores, and an innovative dining scene. Across the Charles River from bustling Boston, visitors are drawn to Cambridge for its independent cafes, lively nightlife, and eclectic shops, as well as plenty of upscale boutiques and eateries. It's also home to the renowned universities Harvard and MIT, and you'll find the city's intellectual pedigree reflected in the vibrant arts and cultural institutions located around your Cambridge vacation rental.

Things to do

Call 'em like museum in cultural Cambridge

Coming as a surprise to no one, Cambridge's world-class educational institutions are home to a wealth of art and history museums. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is home to 3 separate research museums, where you can explore exhibits focusing on flora, fauna, and minerals. At the harvard Art Museums, you'll find more than 250,000 works from around the world, spanning art history from antiquity to the present day. Not to be outdone, the MIT Museum features a bounty of technological exhibits, and you can learn about everything from AI to maritime history.

Activities

You Cambridge, you saw, you conquered

In addition to its killer shopping and a wealth of historic buildings going back to the 17th century and beyond, Cambridge boasts plenty of funky, out-of-the-way sights and activities that are always worth a visit. Along the colorful Modica Way, you can stroll the ever-changing artscape of graffiti and murals, and, if you're lucky, you might even be able to spot an artist or 2 at work on their latest masterpiece. The Harvard-affiliated Comedy Studio is a must for comedy fans, and past performers have included Eugene Mirman, Jen Kirkman, and Brendon Small.

Weather

Running hot and cold in seasonal Cambridge

Cambridge has a humid continental climate. Summers are hot, humid, and rainy, while winters are generally snowy and cold. Spring and fall are crisp but short, and the region's striking foliage is a popular sight during the autumn months. Average summer highs peak in the low 80s in July and August, but temperatures regularly climb into the 90s. Winter temps range from an average low of 22 degrees in January to an average December high of 41. The cold, snowy winters are the slowest season for the city, and rates on Cambridge vacation rentals are usually at their lowest during this time of year.

Natural features

Cambridge's rivers and parks—a forest to be reckoned with

A short drive from the hustle and bustle of Boston, Cambridge lies along the northern bank of the Charles River, a few miles inland from the beaches of Massachusetts Bay. A relatively urban enclave, Cambridge is surrounded by the Boston suburbs of Somerville, Watertown, Belmont, and Arlington. You can find a number of parks in the area, and the nearby Beaver Brook North Reservation offers more than 250 acres of preserved wilderness, including forests, swamps, and meadows, as well as walking and hiking trails. Your Cambridge vacation rental will put some of New England's finest open spaces right outside your door.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Cambridge

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 4.4 mi (7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away.

You can see more of Cambridge by catching a ride on the metro at Central Square Station, Harvard Square Station or Kendall-MIT Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cambridge?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,086 vacation rentals around Cambridge. From 879 condo and apartment rentals to 182 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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