About Shopping at Harvard Square:
Harvard Square is a fun spot for Shopping in Boston. Whether you need a new outfit or want to explore the unique offering of some of the area’s quirky shops, this is a can’t-miss shopping destination. With Harvard University serving as a backdrop to the neighborhood, Harvard Square is a popular Boston Attraction that draws both locals and tourists from around the world.
Harvard Square is home to both chain stores and independent boutiques. Spend a few hours taking in the nearby historical sites and eating in one of the many Restaurants such as Alden & Harlow, Café Sushi, or Charlie’s Kitchen. Dozens of restaurants are located here, so there is something to satisfy every type of craving.
The stores in Harvard Square run the gamut from gourmet food shops to jewelry stores. If you want it, there is a good chance you can find it here. Some of the stores are Attractions in their own right. Stop in to the Harvard Cooperative Society (nicknamed The Coop.) This bookstore has been around since 1882. That’s not the only store with a long history. The Harvard Bookstore has been a family-owned business since 1932, and Goorin Bros. Hat Shop is the oldest family-run hat shop in the country.
Harvard Square offers dozens of stores including some quirky offerings that you won’t just anywhere. One fun example is Follow the Honey where you will find the finest honeys along with a host of bee-inspired items.
Harvard Square is also home to many dining options and entertainment opportunities. You’ll find several small theatres nearby, and several popular events in Boston are hosted here each year. Harvard Square is easily reached by Boston’s public transportation, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking.
Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located near many of the top spots for Shopping in Boston. Spend a day exploring Harvard Square during your next stay at our Boston Hotel.