Welcome to Kendall Square
A growing neighborhood home to the most brilliant minds in Boston.
Called the "Wall Street of Biotech,” Kendall Square is one of the most innovative neighborhoods in the world. Home to the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology, thousands of brilliant minds live among its sleek skyscrapers and new construction high-rises.
A gateway to Boston, Kendall Square is a bustling and quickly growing neighborhood teeming with research facilities, labs, and modernist art. There are plenty of things to do and see during your downtime from work or school.
Dine on authentic French-inspired locavore fare at Craigie on Main
. Boston's Best Chef Tony Maws will delight your taste buds with his refined dishes or serve you sophisticated "Craigie" drinks at the bar. The menus change daily to ensure optimum freshness in all their ingredients.
The Smoke Shop BBQ
is a hotspot for college students on study breaks thanks to their friendly atmosphere and funky decor. They're known for their full bar, serving a wide variety of alcoholic beverages from wine to beer and an assortment of creative cocktails. The professional staff at this eatery prides themselves on their artistic flair. You're unlikely to find another place just like it.
During the winter months, the community ice skating rink opens to the public. The rink offers private rink rentals, lessons, a café, and skate rentals. It’s an all-ages rink, making it a great place to visit with family or friends. They also offer a fun Skate School for anyone interested in honing their skills. Instructors are chosen from the Ice Skating Institute weSKATE.
For those on a budget, spend a day shopping at The Garment District
, an alternative department store with more than 40,000 unique items on any given day. If you regularly go thrifting, then The Garment District is an absolute must to find cute clothing at affordable prices.
Aside from the year-round shops and restaurants, there are some fantastically unique festivals hosted annually in Kendall Square, such as the Italian Feast Festival. The city of Cambridge pulls out all the stops for this magical three-day event, with particular attention paid to the singalong night.
The Charles River Walking Tour is a great way to take in the scenic views of Boston, including famed universities MIT and BU.
The Cambridge Carnival
is considered to be a Cambridge institution and is rooted in African traditions, although it celebrates multiple cultures. The main attraction is a grand costume parade that features handmade designs, rhythmic music, dazzling displays of talent, and more. The festival is a staple in the neighborhood and completely free to attend.
MIT is the heart of Kendall Square. This premier private research university is one of the most cutting-edge in the world and includes more than 30 Nobel Peace Prize winners.