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The 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.

Guests 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 days.

Nearby 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 American Revolution.

Things to Do, and So Many Places to Eat!

There is so much to do in and about Harvard and Cambridge...museums, music, arts, theatre, lectures, galleries; stores, restaurants, book stores.

Here 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:

As a start, the 'glass flowers' exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 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.

 

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