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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Indie Movie Theatre
“If you need to get to the movies, it's close! And located in lively Davis Square.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of forested walking trails. We have orienteering maps you can borrow. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Traditional breakfast fare plus some unique interpretations. Service is minimum but food is solid. Helpful tip: Drinks are self-serve, so feel free to grab some coffee, water or something from the cooler as soon as you're seated. Very much walk-able from the Airbnb.”
  • 31 locals recommend
University
“One of the many famous universities in the area, just up the street. It's a nice run or walking route.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“Gourmet grocer with lots of interesting stuff. They also sell fresh pasta (as the name indicates) and delicious, hearty sandwiches”
  • 45 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Cozy spot with excellent food and cocktails. Food is eclectic and served tapas style. They do some interesting flavor combinations that will surprise and delight you.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“The ice cream is just "ok" but the plaza in front is a good place to hang out on a warm night. Lots of people watching to be done.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Haven't been here as often as Sound Bites but the food looks really good and there's always a line on weekends, which is typically a good sign. It's right next to Sound Bites, so if one is too full, you can always try the other. And Kelly's Diner is just a block away too. They also serve lunch.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“There are plenty of great burgers in Boston, but this is my favorite. They're big, juicy, and the outdoor seating and live entertainment in Davis Square turn this into a full experience. They have amazing desserts too, but I would recommend the ice cream at J.P. Licks next door to complete the night.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar pairing a big craft-beer & spirits list & diverse menu with sports on TV & a neighborhood vibe.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“This stylish grill with an old-school vibe offers classic cocktails & light, Greek small plates.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely place for breakfast about a 15-minute walk down Boston Ave. toward the Tufts University campus.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Diner
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“Fantastic traditional American diner, authentic and guaranteed you will be full!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Probably one of the best places to eat in the area. Small, inexpensive, authentic Mexican restaurant. It’s right in Medford Square, walkable but easier to take a quick ride.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Magpie focuses on small-scale artisan makers - artists, crafters, producers, etc. From jewelry to food items and everything in between for every man, woman, child, and pet in your life... Magpie is the place for unique gifts and the cards that go with them!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pharmacy
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Traditional breakfast fare plus some unique interpretations. Service is minimum but food is solid. Helpful tip: Drinks are self-serve, so feel free to grab some coffee, water or something from the cooler as soon as you're seated. Very much walk-able from the Airbnb.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Cozy spot with excellent food and cocktails. Food is eclectic and served tapas style. They do some interesting flavor combinations that will surprise and delight you.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Haven't been here as often as Sound Bites but the food looks really good and there's always a line on weekends, which is typically a good sign. It's right next to Sound Bites, so if one is too full, you can always try the other. And Kelly's Diner is just a block away too. They also serve lunch.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“There are plenty of great burgers in Boston, but this is my favorite. They're big, juicy, and the outdoor seating and live entertainment in Davis Square turn this into a full experience. They have amazing desserts too, but I would recommend the ice cream at J.P. Licks next door to complete the night.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar pairing a big craft-beer & spirits list & diverse menu with sports on TV & a neighborhood vibe.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“This stylish grill with an old-school vibe offers classic cocktails & light, Greek small plates.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Diner
“Fantastic traditional American diner, authentic and guaranteed you will be full!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Probably one of the best places to eat in the area. Small, inexpensive, authentic Mexican restaurant. It’s right in Medford Square, walkable but easier to take a quick ride.”
  • 15 locals recommend

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