Staying at CNS:
Guests of CNS are often lodged at The Irving House, The Inn at Harvard, The Harvard Square Hotel or A Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast Inn.
Harvard Square abounds with great places to eat. For a listing of nearby restaurants, please visit BostonPhoenix.com.
Things to do:
Harvard has many great museums and cultural activities that can be found on or near campus. Also, Harvard’s website has a lot of local art, events, and restaurant information as well. We recommend the following Harvard sites:
Cambridge is a diverse and thriving city, filled with many attractions and fascinating places to visit. For more info, please visit: http://www.cambridge-usa.org/. For more information on Harvard Square in particular please visit http://www.harvardsquare.com/
For more information on things to do in Boston, please visit http://boston.citysearch.com/ Part of the CitySearch ( http://www.citysearch.com/) city guides, boston.citysearch.com concentrates on recreational and cultural resources in the metropolitan Boston/Cambridge area: restaurant listings, movies, family events, etc.
Another good Boston travel guide can be found at: http://www.boston.com/travel/boston/
Campus and Harvard Square safety:
The Harvard Campus and Cambridge in general are safe areas that can be walked safely day or night. However, Cambridge is an urban area adjacent to Boston and does have occasional crime. Should you have any issues, please contact the Harvard Police at 617-495-1212 for emergencies or 617-495-1215 for non-emergencies. Please visit The HUPD website at: www.hupd.harvard.edu for more information regarding safety.
We recommend avoiding Cambridge Common after dark and poorly lit areas by the Charles River to be on the safe side.