Harvard Square - a Great Place to Visit
"Entertainment - live music and shopping"
While visiting Harvard Square I stopped in and spent the evening at the Regatta Bar - seeing the legendary Irma Thomas - Queen of New Orleans Soul and Blues music. I know the Regatta Bar regularly hosts great Jazz but bringing the Blues back to life in Harvard Square (after the tragic loss of the Original House of Blues) has been like breathing fresh life back into a ‘New Orleans Mausoleum’. Harvard Square and Cambridge as a whole had long been known for its entertainment and eclectic lifestyle - but has of late the scene has been a little lack-luster. Hearing today that even Harvard University has now hired an Entertainment Guru - the students were at a loss for outside entertainment - shows that the University also recognized the need to fill a void.
While visiting Cambridge I stayed at the Hotel Tria. The Hotel Tria is a very nice, small, hotel just a little more than a mile from Harvard Square. They provided free shuttle service to and from the square so I didn't need to worry about trying to park in the Square. The Hotel Tria also offers a free breakfast in the morning - another cost saver - which includes waffles, cereals, bagels, juices, and coffee. The hotel was affordable and the service was terrific! They even let you choose your own scented soap at check in, serve warm cookies before I went out for the evening, and offer free wireless internet access. A great find for Cambridge - affordable - very clean - newly renovated and impeccable service! I will certainly stay there again!
Finally, shopping in Harvard Square remains an enjoyable time, even for one that hates to shop! My favorite bookstore recently closed though so I had to find a new favorite, the square offers a great many trendy shops that are unique and fun! Harvard Square is still one of my favorite places to visit.