Cambridge The Essential
Situated along the banks of the Charles River across from Boston, Cambridge is the home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both highly renowned institutions of higher learning. Harvard, in particular, boasts a welter of excellent museums well worth exploring. The town is organized as a series of neighborhoods known as "squares," such as Central Square, Inman Square, Kendall Square and Porter Square; Harvard Square is the center of the city, and draws throngs to its lively coffeehouses, restaurants and theaters.
The oldest part of the university,