Meeting of the minds.
Autumn is also the preferred season to experience the excitement of the academic year. Some of the most prestigious American universities welcome their students in Cambridge, outside Boston. Start with the Harvard campus – several buildings are classified as historic, and are worth a visit. The oldest higher education institution in the United States can claim to have counted in its ranks famous students, including eight US presidents as well as the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Don’t miss a visit to the Natural History Museum, where among others are exposed dinosaur fossils, meteorites and the eighth largest herbarium of the world, housing more than 5 million specimens.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a leader in science and technology. With a much more contemporary style, it is good to linger for a bite to eat while watching the busy student life teeming around. You can even get a guided tour conducted by a student.
Make it can’t miss:
When you walk the paths of the Harvard campus, don’t forget to continue the Harvard tourist tradition of rubbing the left foot of the statue of John Harvard, also known as the statue of three lies.
Do not miss out the many attractions of Boston, book your accommodation early: this busy city is a victim of its own great power of attraction!