Whether it’s your first day in Massachusetts or you’ve been a long time resident, there are a lot of things to experience. Naturally, different individuals have different interests, which is why Cambridge makes such an ideal destination. Here are five of the best things to do to make the most out of your time here.


Visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Cambridge is renowned for the number of astonishing museums around the city. One of the best that it has to offer is the Harvard Museum of Natural History. This impressive place opened in 1998 and has since amassed an unbelievable collection of over 12,000 different types of natural specimens

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From ancient times to recent years, this museum has it all. You can get lost for hours in the beauty and intricacy of the dinosaurs, gems, meteorites, and fossils. Some of their exhibits include gorgeous items like the Blaschka Glass Flowers, which are a famous collection of intricate glass plants. Other exhibits fall into the more interesting or even terrifying category. For instance, the display of the prehistoric Kronosaurus, which is a 42-foot marine killing machine that swam with the dinosaurs. 


Watch a performance at American Repertory Theater

Most people just think of impressive higher education when they think of Cambridge, but it has so much more to offer. If you are interested in seeing some of the most creative performances in the country, head over to the American Repertory Theater, which most locals refer to as ART. Blueground offers fully-furnished, equipped and serviced apartments in some of the world's most sought after cities. This award-winning theater company brings a wide variety of performances to the Cambridge area. Since 1980, both residents and visitors have been able to experience everything from classic musicals to new American dramas at this gorgeous theater. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in some high-quality culture. Even if you have been before, the shows are regularly changing, so there’s always something new to see. 


Take a stroll through Harvard Square

Fortunately, not everything worth seeing in Cambridge is inside of a building. There are also plenty of things that allow you to get out and experience nature at its finest. One of the best ways to do this is to take a leisurely stroll through Harvard Square. This triangular plaza is located in the epicenter of the city’s history and beauty.

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During the day, you can experience the various coffee shops, bookstores, and street performers in Harvard Square. They are some of the most highly reviewed places in the entire state. 

Once the sun goes down, it’s still a great place for a walk. There are brightly-lit paths lined with towering trees. Stop in one of the many outstanding restaurants. Since it is largely pedestrian area, it almost feels like you are stepping back into a quieter and simpler time.


Visit the MIT Museum

Harvard is not the only well-known school in Cambridge. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as MIT) is here. Visitors are offered an inside look into the genius via the MIT Museum. While the university’s history only dates back to 1971, it’s exhibitions and displays are rich and fascinating.

For instance, some of the sections include historical items like the first advancements in robotics and period photographs. They also have more modern exhibits that display some recent technological advancements, many of which were made right in the labs of MIT. Whether you are interested in technology or not, this museum will certainly astonish and impress you. 


Have a laugh at The Comedy Studio

Not everything in Cambridge has to be serious. There is also plenty of time for laughs, which is mainly thanks to The Comedy Studio. This famous venue has featured massive names in the industry and is a regular home for some of the best comedy acts on the East Coast. It is hard to find a better way to spend a light-hearted evening than catching a comedy show while sipping on a signature cocktail.

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For anyone who is new to the Cambridge area or is planning on relocating, you will obviously need a place to stay. Don’t worry, moving can be so much smoother than you think. 

Blueground offers fully-furnished, equipped and serviced apartments for mid to long-term stays. Regardless if you’re coming for a month-long business trip or relocating for a few years, you’ve got your ideal apartment ready to go from day one.

In addition, the Guest App available to those with a booking is a handy tool used to schedule cleanings, request maintenance, contact the support team and much more. Blueground properties are outfitted with everything a tenant could need to start feeling like a local in Cambridge from day one.

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