Irving House at Harvard Blog

Experience the natural, historical and cultural riches of Cambridge and Boston while enjoying the hospitality, service and comfortable lodging at our Harvard B&B.

Our bloggers are familiar with Cambridge and the delights of the surrounding area near our Harvard B&B. We aim to find the best events: quirky and new, world class and traditional. Enjoy our travel tips, personal recommendation and resources. Let us know what you want to know before you visit or after your stay in Our Fair City!

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It’s a busy time of year. Shops are hustling and bustling as folks prepare for upcoming holidays. With all of the festivities, local stores are participating in the cheer. If you want to celebrate and simultaneously support local business, this is the shopping list for you. Harvard Square Harvard Square is a hub of shops […]

Shop local for unique holidays







To enhance the wonderful Emerald Necklace, a green space that winds its way around Boston, artist Fujiko Nakaya has created five fog installations.  Shows go on every hour on the hour, in most of those sites also every hour on the half hour.  Each place becomes more magical, inviting slowness and stillness.  8am to 8pm […]

Fog x Flo



Events galore! If you’re visiting Cambridge or Boston in June check out all of these fun festivals that will be happening near by! Festival Season Continues Arlington Greek Festival May 31-June 3 Cambridge Arts River Festival June 2 Coolidge Corner Arts Festival June 2 Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl June 5-7 Pride Festival June 9 Dragon […]

Spring Festivals Continue!


Harvard Commencement is FINALLY Here! Each year local Cambridge businesses (including Irving House) look forward to hosting the friends and families of Harvard graduates. You can feel the buzz of excitement in the air. Both Irving House and our sister property Harding House are happily accommodating guests for this special event. Thanks Previous Guests! In some […]

Harvard Graduation – Congrats!


It’s Festival Season! Boston and Cambridge folks love the sunshine. How could we not after the brutal winters? This is probably one of the reasons that May through September hosts so many festivals. Everything from culture fests, food fests, beer fests and more! Check out the upcoming May 2018 festivals here and stay tuned for […]

Local Festivals in May



Harvard Commencement is coming! The saying goes “April showers bring May flowers”, but we know that April showers brings Harvard Commencement. Every year, Cambridge overflows with family members and friends to celebrate the great achievement of college graduation. We are lucky enough to be in the right location to celebrate commencement with you.  Fun Facts […]

Graduation Season at Harvard


Harvard Visitas It’s the time of year where parents and prospective students are making their way to campuses across the US. College visits is an exciting time for everyone involved. From mixers, receptions and dinners admitted Harvard students can enjoy a weekend packed with activities during Visitas. Over the years, Irving House has had the […]

Harvard Visitas


Boston Marathon Looking for Boston Marathon lodging? We still have some rooms available for individuals and families over the race weekend at Irving House for this year’s race.  It’s one of the most vibrant times to visit Boston and Cambridge. Marathon Monday – Race Information  The Third Monday in April, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of […]

Boston Marathon lodging