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Harvard Professional Development Programs are held in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The neighborhood is home to world-class museums, restaurants, shops, hotels, and more. 

Just minutes from Boston, Cambridge is a cultural hub with a diverse population of students, professionals, and families. While you’re here, be sure to take advantage of all the Boston-Cambridge metro area has to offer.

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Hotel and Accommodations: 

Whether you want to live like a local or have an executive experience, Harvard Square has you covered with a great range of accommodations.

We encourage you to book accommodations early. However, if you’re booking before completing registration, please check your hotel’s cancellation policy, as your placement in a program is not guaranteed until you have received registration confirmation.

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Hotels With Harvard Rate 

Distance from 1 Brattle Square: 0.5 mile
Discount instructions: After you register and pay for your program, you may receive a discount code for this hotel. 

Distance from 1 Brattle Square: 1.3 miles
Discount instructions: After you register and pay for your program, you may receive a discount code for this hotel. 

Other Nearby Options 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Harvard Professional Development Programs classroom
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When you attend a Professional Development Program, you'll enjoy the unique perks that an Ivy League university offers.

  • Our classrooms are equipped with all of the latest technology, with large viewing screens on every wall so you never feel like you are in the back row. 
  • Ample lounge space offers opportunities for small group break-outs and networking during breaks.
  • Widener Library, Harvard’s flagship library, provides a comfortable place to work or relax. Participants are granted a visitor's pass to this historic library. 
  • Smith Campus Center offers a newly redesigned space for you to relax or grab a quick meal at a variety of restaurants.
  • Harvard Yard is a major attraction, and for good reason. Harvard Yard is the oldest and most historic part of Harvard University, and it is a short 3-minute walk from our program space. Tours are available.

Here are just a few popular Harvard Square establishments. Visit harvardsquare.com for more, including info on upcoming events and festivals.

Restaurants 

Russell House Tavern
American gastropub with raw bar, small plates, entrees, and craft cocktails.
Henrietta's Table
Farm-to-table fare, located in the Charles Hotel.
Alden & Harlow
Small plates and shareable dishes, great selection of cocktails and wine.
Felipe's Mexican Taqueria
A casual Harvard Square staple with tacos, margaritas, and a sunny roof deck.

Museums 

Harvard Art Museums
A collection of three museums featuring world-class works of ancient, classic, and contemporary art, located right on campus.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
From dinosaur bones to intricate glass flowers to the Great Mammal Hall, this museum is a must-see.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Featuring towering Native American totem poles, Maya sculptures, finely woven textiles, and more. It is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world.
Museum of Science
Engaging exhibits, a high-tech planetarium, and so much more await you at this Boston museum.

Shopping 

The Harvard COOP Bookstore
Harvard Square is home to numerous bookstores, including the COOP. It offers books, apparel, souvenirs, and more.
Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe
Fine candy, gourmet pantry items, charcuterie, wine and more.
Mint Julep
Women's boutique for trendy, unique clothing and accessories.
Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
Unique, quality hats for men and women, from fedoras to beanies.

Nightlife 

The Sinclair
Food, drinks, and live music in one of Cambridge's top venues.
The Longfellow Bar
Upscale bar bites, craft cocktails, wine, and beer.
Beat Brew Hall
Craft beer and food in a large, lively atmosphere.
Oberon, The American Repertory Theater
Featuring comedy, music, storytelling, and artistic performances for a diverse range of taste.

Transportation and Direction

Driving from Boston Logan International Airport

Take MA-1A from Airport Road. Continue on MA-1A S to Storrow Drive, which turns into Soldiers Field Road. Take the exit onto N. Harvard Street toward Cambridge/Harvard Square. Continue onto John F. Kennedy Street, then turn left on Brattle Street. Arrive at 1 Brattle Square.

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Taking the T from Boston Logan

Follow signs in the airport to the Silver Line. Take Silver Line 1 (SL1) to South Station. At South Station, get on the Red Line headed toward Alewife. Get off at Harvard Square, and walk 4 minutes to 1 Brattle Square.

Subway train passing

Using a ride-share app at Boston Logan

Request a ride on your app only after securing your baggage. At all Boston Logan terminals, the designated pick-up area for ride-share apps is in Central Parking. Follow signs to pick-up area and locate your driver.

Ride sharing app

Parking in Harvard Square

There is no free parking in Harvard Square, but there are a number of commercial parking lots and garages, as well as metered parking. The University Place Garage, 124 Mount Auburn St., is close to our location. You can view more information about parking by visiting www.transportation.harvard.edu or www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking

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