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!

During your stay at Irving House at Harvard, our Front Desk staff is there 24/7 to offer more information.


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



Did you know that Cambridge has more than 70 public parks? It’s great being in a city with so many green spaces. If you’re looking to take a nice stroll nearby Irving House or if you’re traveling with children who need to let out some energy, we have the perfect recommendations for you. Our Favorite […]

Sunshine Calls for Cambridge Parks


It’s almost safe to say that winter is over; we cannot guarantee it but we sure are hopeful! To celebrate the coming of Spring we’ve put together a list of some great events in the area.   March Events March 4: The Brattle Theatre Oscar Party A fundraiser for the Brattle Film Foundation including a […]

Our Favorite March Events


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10 Reasons for an Urban Stay with your Valentine The city can be romantic. With so many fantastic restaurants in both Cambridge and Boston, a nice dinner out with exceptional food and service is the perfect place to celebrate with your valentine. Plus, you can bundle up for a walk alongside the Charles River to […]

10 Reasons for a Valentine’s Stay



MLK day is approaching soon on January 15th. Many people have the day off and some choose to spend that time with family, take advantage of events, or volunteer. Throughout Cambridge and Boston there are many events and opportunities to use the day off in a positive way. If you find yourself in the area, […]

MLK Day in Cambridge and Boston


Christmas Dinner in Cambridge If you are in Cambridge on Christmas and Christmas Eve, you may be questioning where you can eat dinner in the city. Even though not everyone celebrates Christmas, it does impact opening hours for shops, restaurants, and even grocery stores. Being in a business that is open 24/7/365 we tend to […]

Where to Eat Dinner: December 24th and 25th


Warm Winter Coffee and Tea, served all day at Irving House Cambridge
It is cold, we know. Fortunately, Cambridge hosts a lot of coffee and beer spots which tend to be the best places to warm up on a cold day. Drop us a line if you’d like to add something to the list! Our Favorite Coffee Shops 1369 Coffee House With two locations in Cambridge, 1369 […]

Warm Up in Cambridge




Snow, oh no! Irving House staff isn’t fully comprised of New England natives. Some of us have had to learn how to cope with the brutal winters. So if you’re coming to visit Cambridge during the cold months and keep looking at the weather app on your phone wondering how you’ll survive, know that you […]

It’s Cold Outside!


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Winter Reasons to Visit Cambridge   Enjoy a winter getaway!  Cambridge and Boston offers many traditional events to keep the New England winter vibrant. Check latest events: Harvard Square events calendar Central Square  Events Calendar  Winter Ice Skating There’s nothing quite like bundling up, strapping on some skates, and gliding around an ice rink during […]

Winter Reasons to Visit Cambridge