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4 Reasons Why CambridgeSide is the Perfect Summer Day Destination for the Whole Family


Parents know planning a family outing everyone can agree on isn’t easy. Whether some want to shop, relax or play, there’s a summer oasis just steps from Downtown Boston where everyone can do all three, all in a day.

Boasting over 80 beloved shops and restaurants along a spectacular waterfront location, CambridgeSide is a popular Cambridge destination for all ages within walking distance from the Museum of Science. There’s Sephora and Bath & Body Works, Apple and Best Buy, and The Children’s Place and Kids Foot Locker.

Here are four more reasons why there’s nowhere better than CambridgeSide.

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Signature Shops

Whether it’s jeans and jewelry, or laptops and lipstick, no matter what you’re looking for, the expansive CambridgeSide shopping selection has you covered. The best part? The summer sales.

With many stores needing to make room for new merchandise, summer merchandise hits the sales racks for some of the most fabulous savings of the year. That could mean new swimwear for the kids from Old Navy, summer tees for the teens at American Eagle, beachy dresses for Mom at H&M, and golf polos for Dad from T.J. Maxx. And that’s just the start. Check out the full directory for even more stores where you can shop and save big.

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Delectable Dining

You’re bound to get hungry after all of that shopping. Good thing you can find mouthwatering meals and tasty treats for all tastes at the food court where fast-food favorites await like Panda Express, Taco Bell, and Chipotle. For a sit-down experience, The Cheesecake Factory has you covered with over 200 menu selections in a high-energy atmosphere, or enjoy World of Beer’s expanded outdoor patio with signature oversized German pretzel, loaded taters, and a selection of over 500 beers from around the globe. Don’t worry if everyone chooses a different place to chow down. Get your meals to-go and enjoy them and the summer weather together at tables just outside in Canal Park.

Waterfront Wonder

Speaking of outside, CambridgeSide’s scenic location makes it ideal for a summertime stroll along the Charles during your visit. Take in stunning views of Boston’s skyline as you stroll into Canal Park, a hidden gem tucked away from the city with a signature fountain that shoots water 50 feet into the air. Be sure to tell the kids to look closely when the sun is shining to catch a glimpse of a rainbow reflecting in the mist. Just don’t forget to bring your camera!

Accessible to All

Speaking of outside, CambridgeSide’s scenic location makes it ideal for a summertime stroll along the Charles or a river cruise with Charles Riverboat Company during your visit. An easy stroll or bike ride along the river will lead you right into Canal Park and the main entrance. For T takers, CambridgeSide is just a short walk away from the Kendall Square Red Line stop and Lechmere Green Line stop—now serviced by Green Line buses running from North Station as part of the Green Line Extension Project.  There’s also plenty of affordable parking in the CambridgeSide parking garage, with options for restaurant validation.

So, ready to get your family out of the house? Take them to CambridgeSide for a day full of shopping, dining, and making memories. The only thing they’ll ask for when it’s over is when you can all go again.

To learn more about all CambridgeSide has to offer and how CambridgeSide is working to keep visitors safe during COVID-19, visit cambridgeside.com.