Any trip to Cambridge isn't complete without a proper stroll through storied Harvard Square-it's too historic, too beautiful, too simply fun to resist. You can walk through the Yard and absorb every inch of ivy-leagued glory on your own, but a proper tour can be ever-more-rich icing on the cake. Bring a knapsack, because you're never a tweed's throw away from a bookseller: Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Schoenhof's Foreign Books, Harvard Book Store (to name but a few). Lest it all seem too cerebral, there are small pleasures aplenty, from crowd-drawing contortionists, to limited runs at the arthouse-iest arthouse theatres, to amazing hot pizza slices to go or cozy, inviting gathering spots to sit for awhile.
Restaurant brasserie, bar, live music, open from 10AM to 2AM every day.