Wow, so many people are traveling to Boston this year and asked us to share more #favoriteplaces in the Boston and Cambridge area. We hear you - read on for our comprehensive list!

You will also find all these recommendations on our favoriteplaces app, which should be up and running within the next couple of weeks (make sure to sign up for the beta) – so excited!

Breakfast & Coffee Shops

  • The Friendly Toast: Crazy interior, great American breakfast for fair prices. Better stay away on the crowded weekends. (Kendall Square, Cambridge)
  • Cafe Luna: Great place for brunch during the week. Try their french toast with fresh fruit. (Central Square, Cambridge)
  • Tatte Bakery and Café: The cinnamon pecan rolls are simply amazing. Also great for lunch. (multiple locations in Cambridge and Boston)
  • Flour Bakery: Great pastries and delicious sandwiches. (multiple locations in Cambridge and Boston)

Lunch & Snacks

  • Clover Food Lab: Fresh, fast, yummy. Try the rosemary fries! (Central, Kendall, Harvard, and Inman Square, Cambridge)
  • Life Alive: Our favorite for rice and quinoa bowls with veggies and great sauces. Do not let the long lines scare you away - it is worth the wait. We recommend the Swami Bowl. (Central Square, Cambridge).
  • Alive and Kicking Lobsters: The least fancy lobster place you have ever seen. Get your fresh lobster on a plastic tray and join the crowd on the big wooden tables in front of this hidden shack. (Cambridge Port, Cambridge)

Dinner & Drinks

  • Mela: Best Indian food, make sure to try the Tikka Masala and the Peshwari Naan. (South End, Boston)
  • Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant: Incredible tapas and great sangria. Make sure to make a reservation. (South End and Brookline, Boston)
  • Miracle of Science Bar & Grill: Great for beer and burgers in a student atmosphere. (Central Square, Cambridge)
  • River Gods: A short walk from Central, cozy bar with no TV and funny decorations. (Central Square, Cambridge)
  • Emma’s Pizza: Simply amazing pizza creations. (Kendall Square, Cambridge)
  • Thelonious Monkfish: The best sushi with Jazz music in the background. We love the rainbow roll. (Central Square, Cambridge)
  • Green Street Grill: Great for a late night drink and to watch the bar tenders. (Central Square, Cambridge)
  • Baraka Cafe: North African food in a living room atmosphere, serves no alcohol but an amazing home-made rose lemonade. (Central Square, Cambridge)
  • Q Restaurant: Snowy day outside? This restaurant is great for hot pot. (Chinatown, Boston)

Things to do & to see

  •  Museum of Fine Arts: Incredible art collection. Check the free admission on Wednesdays after 4pm! (Fenway, Boston)
  • Isabella Steward Gardner Museum: Colorful rooms with an interesting collection of paintings and furniture. The plants in the spacious patio are amazing. (Fenway, Boston)
  • Harvard Yard: Take a peek at the world's most famous university and enjoy to sit on the colorful chairs on the lawn. (Harvard Square, Cambridge)
  • Charles River Esplanade: Wonderful for a walk and to watch the sailboats. (Back Bay, Boston)
  • SoWa Open Market: Stroll around between the crafts, farmers market, and food trucks. (May-September, South End, Boston)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Another top university you must visit! The student-guided tours are really interesting - and for free! (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge)