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It’s no wonder that Cambridge is so often referred to as “Boston’s Left Bank”, with an atmosphere—and attitude – all its own. It’s a city where Old World meets New Age in a mesmerizing blend of history and technology. Cambridge is a place where no one blinks if you’re having the time of your life while changing the world. The Cambridge Office for Tourism serves as a one-stop center of all tourism information. We provide assistance on all aspects of travel including convention and meetings business, hotel accommodations, restaurants, points of interest, special events, transportation and parking.

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Founded in 1861, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – or MIT as it is more commonly known – is the birthplace of cutting edge technology. MIT claimed Cambridge as its home in 1916, producing momentous innovations from email and the World Wide Web to artificial skin, and the Human Genome Project.

Harvard University is the oldest university in the United States, establishing Cambridge as the birthplace of higher education in 1636. Harvard is also one of the most revered educational institutions in the world: notable alumni include six US Presidents, scores of world leaders, and the inventor of Facebook.

Logan International Airport currently has a total of 128 nonstop flights – 75 domestic and 53 international. And getting to Cambridge from Logan International Airport is fast and easy via underground tunnels & I-90. Or take public transportation on The Red Line to any of Cambridge’s five underground stations in just minutes!

In Cambridge, you can get the best of both worlds: history and innovation. Cambridge’s history is rich with famous authors, founding fathers, and Bauhaus architecture. While Cambridge’s innovative discoveries knows no limit. History buff, or technology fan – you’ll geek out over this brainy playground.

One of the best parts of visiting Cambridge is deciding where to eat. A foodie’s paradise, you can tantalize your taste buds with every cuisine imaginable, many of which have a deep focus on sustainable, local ingredients.

With 26 hotels and B&Bs (and growing!), you can rest easy after a long day of work or leisure. Cambridge boasts some of the finest hotels in the area – with amenities that will make you feel right at home, and the convenience of city life right outside your door.

Just across the Charles River awaits some of the most interesting and memorable museums and exhibits in the country. Explore hand crafted glass flowers, mind-bending holograms, scientific oddities, lightning shows, guest exhibits and everything in between.

In Cambridge, we like to think outside the box. Why not host your next meeting or event on a cruise along the Charles with the Charles Riverboat Company, or among museum curiosities? Cambridge offers top-of-the-line meeting spaces that will help your work schedule feel a little bit less like…well, work.

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is among the largest exhibition centers in Northeastern United States, with some 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space. Easily accessible from Cambridge, it is located near the South Boston waterfront, Boston's World Trade Center, and across the harbor from Logan International Airport.