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2017 Year in Review

Fri Jan 5, 2018

We don’t know about you, but 2017 has flown by. Take a minute to look back at some of the pretty exciting things that happened in Cambridge this past year.

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1. In case you didn’t already know, Cambridge is home to some of the tastiest restaurants around and everyone is taking notice- including Eater.

2. Forbes named Cambridge one of the top destinations trending with Millennial travelers.

3. Harvard Square was the star in our Harvard Square in Four Seasonsdestination video. We love Harvard Square so much, we couldn’t just feature one season.

4. The Cambridge Carnival celebrated its 25th year in Cambridge.

photo courtesy of Andrea Fanelli Photography (@andreafanelliphotography)

5. We may not have seen a total solar eclipse, but that didn’t stop all of Cambridge, including our friends at MIT from viewing the rare astronomical event.

  1. CambridgeSide in East Cambridge got a head to toe makeover and they’re looking awfully pretty. CambridgeSide also dropped the “Galleria” in their name and earned a very chic rebrand.

photo courtesy of Kyle Klein Photography

7. The 15th Annual Taste of Cambridge took place at CambridgeSide with a few fun additions to celebrate this milestone! Cambridge bartenders tested their skills making mocktails, while restaurants battled to win the title of Best in Taste for the first year ever.

8. Cambridge hosted their 20th Annual City Dance Party- and let’s just say that Cambridge really can dance!

photo courtesy of Freepoint Hotel

9. In April, Cambridge gained the chic and totally Instagram-worthy Freepoint Hotelin West Cambridge.

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  1. Boston Calling moved to the Harvard Athletic Complexand welcomed performers like Chance the Rapper, Mumford & Sons, and Weezer.

11. Inman Square hosted their first ever Inman Eats!

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12. We fell in love with a dog named Ella Fitzgerald, who has a deep appreciation for Cambridge art.

13. The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce hosted the first-ever Char & Bar Warsin Central Square and several local restaurants earned major bragging rights.

14. Expedia included Cambridge on their list of “Top-Rated Destinations.”

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15. Octavia Spencer was named the “Woman of the Year” and Ryan Reynolds was named the “Man of the Year” by Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

photo courtesy of A4cade

  1. A4cade opened in Central Squareand it quickly became the “coolest” spot in town. Simply walk through the silver kitchen doors to reveal a speakeasy that boasts vintage arcade games and craft cocktails.