Avon Hill area is an upscale residential neighborhood close to Porter
Square. A mixture of stately old houses and classic brick apartment
buildings, the neighborhood is easily accessible to Massachusetts
Avenue but without the noise and traffic.
are often amazed that the dominant sounds are
the crickets in a summer night or the songs of
birds in the garden in the morning. Several streets between Blue's Bed
and Breakfast and nearby Porter Square are on the National Register of
Historic Places, lined with beautiful houses unchanged from Victorian
Porter Square, with its shopping, restaurants
and access to the MBTA
Red line and Commuter Rail stations, is a vibrant and bustling
community, within walking distance of both Harvard Square in Cambridge
and Davis Square in Somerville.
The Commuter Rail train takes you
directly to Boston's North Station, as well as to Brandeis University
in Waltham, or to historic Concord, Massachusetts, birthplace of the
Things to Do, and So Many Places to Eat!
is so much to do in and about Harvard and Cambridge...museums, music,
arts, theatre, lectures, galleries; stores, restaurants, book stores.
is the official Cambridge tourism website.
There are dozens of restaurants within walking
distance. Peruse menus in the notebook we've compiled
of local eateries, or glance through the choices
on Yelp or TripAdvisor.
Some of our specific recommendations:
a start, the 'glass
flowers' exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural
just 3/4 mile away, merits 3 stars in the Michelin
guide to New England.
Check the weekly calendar at Harvard's Observatory for lectures, science fiction films, and telescope viewings.
Harvard Square is just one mile from the B&B, a 15 minute walk.