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John F. Kennedy Park

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Address: Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02167
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Walking solo

A pretty place to walk alongside the Charles river. Lots of painters/ artists sketching the views across the park and river. Various places to stop and sit on a bench to admire... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Carol B
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A pretty place to walk alongside the Charles river. Lots of painters/ artists sketching the views across the park and river. Various places to stop and sit on a bench to admire the view.

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Raleigh, NC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I was hoping to see a beautiful fountain in the park. So disappointed to see that there was no water, lots of graffiti, dirty...the park was peaceful and right across the street was a boathouse with crews rowing on the Charles. That was nice to see.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

It is very charming and calm place to sit in the middle of Harvard Square! In the summer it is specially great because you can sit in the sun and appreciate the quiet space around a busy area.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very good and a very moving museum.loads of photos and information to view. Very clean museum and nice shop to buy souvenirs. Bus from centre of town to front of museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Go here on a Sunday during the summer, since Memorial Drive is closed for cars on that day, from April until October. Because the only downside to this small and nice little park, is the noise and pollution from the car traffic nearby.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Just a couple of blocks away from the Harvard Square scene, Kennedy park has a great view of the Charles River. Bring your book, food or just relax, it is large enough to get away from any crowds that may intrude in your space. In the summer its a nice shady area. However, since I do not get to Cambridge... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

As I roam around Cambridge despite heat wave warning, I really needed a place to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful Memorial Drive. JFK Park serves that need perfectly. If you pass through Memorial Drive, make sure you stop by JFK Park. You will not regret it.

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