Harvard Square Cambridge MA is perfect on a fall day.
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and the weather is sometimes hot but sometimes cold. That’s Boston for ya.
Getting to Harvard Square is pretty simple; it’s right on the red line on the MBTA subway.
I hopped on the 713 bus (that’s right near my house) to Orient Heights. From there I went to Government Center. Instead of taking the green line to the red line, I ended up just walking from Government Center to Park Street on the red line in the Boston Common. Gotta get the fresh and beautiful weather in while it lasts!
It didn’t take too long to get to Harvard Square Cambridge, which was nice.
I have grown fond of taking the T since coming back from South Korea.
In South Korea, I had to take public transportation everywhere so I got the hang of it.
Harvard Square Cambridge really has so much to do and countless restaurants surround it.
The area wasn’t too populous, which was perfect for me.
Since I hadn’t eaten a few hours prior to leaving my house, I decided to stop and grab a bite.
I hopped off the subway and began my way to a restaurant that someone recommended to me.
I haven’t had Indian food since living in Korea so my body was craving it. I went to The Maharaja. They were doing some construction so it was a bit difficult to find but I made it.
I was famished. Of course, I wanted to order everything off of their appealing menu. Butttt, I was able to contain myself. I ordered the vegetable samosas as an appetizer. Then I ordered garlic naan and mulligatawny soup which had the perfect amount of spice.
I wanted to get curry but the waiter said that the dish was pretty big so I decided against it since I was going to be doing some more walking.
After satisfying my taste buds, I decided to walk around Harvard Square some more. Wellll, kind of.
I didn’t really plan today’s trip too much so I just went on Google Maps and picked what looked interesting. I saw the John F. Kennedy Memorial and decided to make my way over there.
The Memorial was nice and spacious. There were many benches and tons of room to have a cute little picnic. I walked through the park and looped around back over to Harvard Square.
Minutes later, after seeing a wild turkey, I was back near the T station.
When I was making my way back, I saw a sign and there was a lady doing “palm readings.”
I was feeling hopeful when I approached her but that quickly went away after talking to her for five minutes. She kept relating everything I was saying to her and she barely told me anything about my future. But hey, that’s what I get for only $10 and choosing some random lady on the street. LOL.
40 minutes later and I was freeee.
I opened Google Maps and saw that there was a statue of the founder of the Ivy League School, so I went through the gates and snapped a picture. The area was filled with people; tourists and students.
The next stop in Harvard Square was the Old Burying Ground. I didn’t feel like walking into the cemetery so I just saw it from the outside. It was dated 1635.
I had driven by the Cambridge Common multiple times but never really noticed it. I started toward the Common and read some history on the way.
I took a stroll through the park and saw some more statues. I saw one dedicated by the President of Ireland which made my heart happy. I love sending photos of Ireland to my cousin out there.
Leaving the Cambridge Common, I decided that I’d go back home because it was getting late and cold.
I had never thought about spending a day in Harvard Square Cambridge, but I am eager to return!