Visit Cambridge, MA

Just around the bend from Revere and Boston, Cambridge’s scene is filled with electric energy. There’s no place like Cambridge where you can rub elbows with status-quo-challenging scholars at Harvard, drop into hypnotic African drumming dance classes, or relax and have a beer at a spunky bar or restaurant. Cambridge is home to four centuries’ worth of compounded history and the gorgeous Charles River.

History of Cambridge

Currently, Cambridge has a population of around 118,403 residents. Puritans arrived at the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 where they settled in different villages around the bay. John Winthrop and his assistants decided to settle on a small hill on the north bank of the Charles River. Initially called Newtowne, this area became the Cambridge we know today.

There are plenty of things to do in Cambridge that give visitors a taste of the city’s history. Check out Harvard University, one of the first colleges in America, founded in 1636. Visit Winthrop Park Square, a historic part of Downtown Cambridge that was the site of the city’s first marketplace.

Getting Here from Revere

Directions by Car: 

  • From Revere Beach Parkway, merge onto US-1 S towards Boston
  • Exit onto Storrow Drive toward Rt 3 N 
  • Turn onto Longfellow bridge, then turn left onto Prospect St 

Directions by Train 

  • Board the Blue Line at Wonderland Station 
  • Exit at Government Center to transfer to the Green Line (take B, C, D, or E train) 
  • Take the Green Line to Park Street, transfer to the Red Line Outbound to Alewife
  • Exit at Central