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What are the major attractions in Cambridge?
If your trip to Cambridge is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.When planning your road trip to Cambridge, be sure to pass by Harvard Square. Have your camera handy so you can take some great photos to show all the folks back home.Best things to explore around the neighborhood? Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Semitic Museum are up there. Head over and find out what they’re all about.Leave that rental car in the hotel parking lot and start using those feet. Not far from this neighborhood’s center, Kendall Square is worth a look. More adventure awaits at Agganis Arena and MIT Museum, which are also close by.
What are the best road trip destinations near Cambridge?
Central Square and The Port are some nice places you might want to explore. You’ll find Central Square 0.1 miles away. If you’re planning to see The Port, it’s 0.4 miles away. Both have a good range of accommodations if you can’t wait to hop into a soft bed after a big day of sightseeing.
Where are the best beaches near Cambridge?
Remember to pack a good book and perhaps even a ball. Cambridge has some awesome beaches you can go for a leisurely drive to, including:

  • Revere Beach (7 miles away).
  • Wayland Town Beach (14 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Cambridge?
After spending time networking with like-minded individuals, it’s always good to know you can put your feet up someplace nearby. If you’re traveling to Cambridge primarily for work, these are some of the popular convention centers that are close to hotels, restaurants and cafés:

  • Hynes Convention Center (2 miles away).
  • Hancock Conference Center (2 miles away).
  • TD Garden (2 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Cambridge?
Start by making sure the car you choose for your Cambridge adventure will fit all the family and your bags. After you’ve done that, consider where you’ll be driving. If you’re spending most of your time in Boston (which is just 2 miles away), pick up a compact ride to easily navigate city traffic. Rather head out onto the open road? Choose a car with a little more trunk space and legroom.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Cambridge?
For some, owning a prestige vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting the car of your dreams is absolutely within your grasp! Imagine the joy of cruising the open roads in a swish sports car, even if it’s just for a short while. Or maybe you’re just after a cheap ride to get you quickly and safely from A to B. Flashy or thrifty? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Cambridge.
Does Cambridge have peak-hour traffic?
One awesome thing about traveling to a smaller city like Boston is less traffic — and you won’t find a lot of it in the neighborhood of Cambridge. That being said, you may still experience busier road conditions during standard peak-hour times.
Is it difficult to park in Cambridge?
Getting your hands on a place to park in Cambridge can take time. That’s why many opt for a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around town, make sure you pay attention to the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit could land you a big fine.
Are there speed limits in Cambridge?
The speed limits in Cambridge are like the rest of Boston, ranging from 15mph to 50mph. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers, a default speed limit of 20mph applies to residential zones.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Boston?
More often than not, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with the relevant local agency so they can send a fine directly to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in Boston?
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Boston.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Cambridge?
It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving around Cambridge, and you could also be fined for simply holding a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. However, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Cambridge?
While behind the wheel in Cambridge, it’s against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a wine or two with lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Cambridge?
Road rules in Cambridge allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without having to wait for it to turn green. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must fully stop and the driver must ensure the way is clear before moving on.

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