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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“A newly opened outlet shopping area with many well-known brands. There's also a AMC movie theater! ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Before Samuel Adams, American Beer was made fun of by Europeans as "It's fucking close to water". Come see how Samuel Adams changed that around and went on to win first place as the “Best Beer in America” at the Great American Beer Festival after being in business for only three months!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Walk around this tiny park, bring a snack and have a picnic on the green and if you're up for it climb to the top for the best views of the city. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“The 1.5-mile loop around the pond is a beautiful walk any time of year, and the nearest part of the stunning "Emerald Necklace" of parks and ponds encircling Jamaica Plain. Full of aquatic birds, turtles, and other animals; a 9-minute walk from home.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Museum
“A must see for kids. 3 floors of unlimited fun plus a brand new (free) play ground. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“This is the best ice cream in town, if you ask me. It's not easy to get to on public transportation. If you are visiting the Museum of Science or the Cambridgeside Galleria (a mall) stop by Toscanini's for their burnt caramel ice cream or early grey flavor or green tea or fresh peach or....”
  • 75 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“If you need to get to the movies, it's close! And located in lively Davis Square.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
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“Korean grocery chain offering wide range of Asian groceries. The front of a store is a food court selling sushi, curry, and baked goods.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Oleana is the best Mediterranean food in Cambridge and possibly all of Massachusetts. In the summer, their garden is a magical place to enjoy a fantastic meal. Great for special occasions or those who appreciate sampling the high-end food scene.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a beautiful historic place to learn, have a picnic, walk around and look at the beautiful scenery, eat and enjoy some ice cream.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Can't go wrong with J.P. Licks ice cream. There are two local spots. Jamaica Plain is where you will find their 1st shop. You may also head over to JP Licks in Mission Hill/Tremont which is closer to our neighborhood”
  • 91 locals recommend
Plaza
“The main square of the Back Bay area is surrounded by both old and ultra-modern buildings. Its architectural highlight is Trinity Church, a red sandstone building designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson in his distinctive style, known as Richardson Romanesque. Trinity is widely considered to be his finest work. The murals, frescoes, and painted decorations inside are by John La Farge and much of the fine stained glass is by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. Facing it, across a grassy lawn where you can enjoy a picnic lunch with neighborhood office workers, is the Boston Public Library founded in 1848 as the first publicly funded lending library in the country. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Housed in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a permanent collection of wondrous and playful machines from MIT’s former artist in residence, Arthur Ganson. Some of Ganson’s wonderful machines bounce endlessly, others oil themselves, others perform mysterious tasks without explanation. Of particular interest is the sculpture in which a tiny wishbone must, Sisyphus-like, forever drag an enormous machine around behind him. Know Before You Go The main building of the MIT Museum is located at 265 Massachusetts Ave. near Central Square and the MIT Campus. There are other changing exhibits at in nearby buildings.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Truly exquisite Spanish tapas and drinks, with a lovely book and record shop in the back, three blocks from home. Wonderful ambience, and prettiest patio in the neighborhood. The crown jewel of Jamaica Plain, in my opinion.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“Full of history - explore every corner. This is right at your feet as you step out your door. Take it all in. It's small, walk all the nooks and crannies. Acorn Street, Louisburg Square, Charles Street full of shops. Grab comfortable shoes and your camera. It's lovely.”
  • 58 locals recommend
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Eye Doctor
“One of my favorite neighborhoods in Cambridge. Has an immigrant and artist vibe. Very lively. ”
  • 55 locals recommend