Kendall Square

Historically a hub of technology and innovation—what else to expect from the home of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology?—Kendall Square has developed from a jungle of tall concrete buildings into a destination for food and nightlife. The Kendall Square Cinema shows a wide range of films, from blockbusters to art films. The center of the square serves as an ice skating rink during the winter—an alternative to the oft-overpopulated Boston Common rink—and as a venue for concerts and a huge farmer’s market during the warmer months. A great centralized spot, there is easy access to the highway, downtown Boston, the Museum of Science and the Charles River.