Quick note for Harvard And congrats from me as well! Obviously Harvard Square is the place to start. You have to go to Bartlett's Burgers on Mass Ave. and order the Bill Clinton or the George Bush or any one of the number of burgers. Then there's a sandwich shop, Cardullo's (right at the apex of JFK, Mass Ave., Brattle, etc.), where you should order the Bambino! (These places are all across the street from Harvard Yard, in diff. directions, so you might want a map!). Then there's L.A. Burdick's on Brattle Street, which sells the most expensive, fabulously rich hot chocolate (white, milk, or dark) you will ever taste. Jasmine Sola (right across the street from Burdick's) is good for a little shopping! These places are all within five minutes walking distance of the yard! And for food, try the Border Cafe. Mexican/Cajun, I think. In Harvard yard, make sure to stand check out Widener Library. You can't miss it - it's the huge library in the middle of the yard! :p And go into Memorial Church and look at the war memorial. Beautiful.