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Lively and packed

Nice spot in Somerville, but beware of the crowd. Being so close to Tufts University, it gets... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
CTTraveler56
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Greenwich, Connecticut
Great place with lots of culture

Amazing place to visit or live! Lots of restaurants, a theatre, a bike/walking trail, etc. There... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Ann Marie S
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Nice spot in Somerville, but beware of the crowd. Being so close to Tufts University, it gets impossible to dine in the area restaurants if you do not have a reservation (some do not accept reservation), especially on week ends. Convenient Subway to Cambridge &...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Amazing place to visit or live! Lots of restaurants, a theatre, a bike/walking trail, etc. There are always street performers playing which gives it a nice ambience too.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Compared to the admittedly magnificent Kendall Square and Harvard Square, Davis does not get the same profile. But it is a great place with a lot of excellent bars and restaurants. In university terms Kendall is MIT, Harvard Sq is Harvard, Davis is Tufts. For...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Davis square is quaint. There are a few sitting places and a nice long street, Elm Street, full of shops and well connected to the Cambridge city by T and buses. It is also easy walking distance to Porter square and a little beyond to...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

For anyone visiting Somerville for the first time, DEFINITELY check out Davis Square. It's kind of the hub of restaurants and stores in the area, and right on the red line. Tons of great food spots here, and a very friendly, community vibe.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Another Somerville institution. Competes with Union for festivals. Tons of great food, beer, bowling, movies, theater, and drama! Rarely disappoints. Track down the Museum of Bad Art if it is still there.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

So much has changed! Plenty of great gastro-pubs and restaurants. A lot going on down in the square . The T comes right in to heart of square. Easy access. Good to know Rosebuds is still around

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Stayed at an AirBnB location a block from Davis Square. Subway ride to/from Davis Sq was convenient. Plenty of shops in the Square area to serve most any need.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome neighborhood, very eclectic. Restaurant choices are incredible and cover so many ethnicities and price ranges. Great music. Just fun!

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in Boston and want to go walk around a cool area , take the subway to Davis square . It has a multitude of restaurants and bars. Trendy without the chic aspect , you'll find yourself surrounded by boston urbanites ....More

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TimCribb
10 July 2017|
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Response from james h | Reviewed this property |
It depends which direction you want to go. If you are visiting Tufts, there is a hotel in Porter Square which also off of the Redline (T). If you have a rental car, I recently stayed at the AC North Boston and it is... More
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There are plenty of good restaurants offering every kind of food you can think of. With the weather warming up most places open up the entire front of the restaurant and expand café style onto the sidewalk. Many offer free... More
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