Restaurants, cool shops and street performers make this historic area exciting whether you’re just grabbing a coffee or a slice of pizza or sitting down for a fine-dining experience. A must-stop is the Harvard Book Store, family-owned since 1932. Spend some of your time here simply people-watching and hoping that a bit of the brainpower of the square’s namesake Ivy League university rubs off on you.
By Stacey Zable
18 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA