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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... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 . The square is great for people watching on a sunny day !

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worthwhile heading to Davis Square for a variety of reasons, whether that's for food and drink, breakfast, dinner, groceries... the place has the lot. Albeit it's not a massive place, it's well worth a visit to hang out in.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

When I first moved to Boston 18 years ago, this was a working class area with not much to say for it. Today, it has evolved into one of my favorite locales for dining and drinking at great restaurants and bars. Lots of students from Tufts eat here so the food is very reasonably priced. But the quality is much... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Davis Sq is a great place to see the cool side of "Boston". Lots of pubs, restaurants, shops, people watching.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty and centric is withing walking distance of just about anything, shops, food, transportation, you name it. There are free open air cultural events at some point every season and all businesses have WiFi. 😅

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I like Davis Square. Good food & bar options if you are looking to hangout with your friends. The theater in Somerville/Davis Square is cool too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This place is incredible. In the 60's 70's it was a ghost town. Mayor Gene Brune brought the redline to Davis and the rest is history. It is truly a place for everyone. A true dining mecca where all taste buds will rejoice. Just try it. You will not be disappointed!!!

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LI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

In a concentrated area there are restaurants, cafes, shops, movies, etc. Something is always happening- music from street vendors or people watching.Great for locals, Tufts students and visitors alike

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11 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was disappointed with Davis Square. It was a bit untidy but since it is in a student area, what can I say?

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I stayed in the Davis Square area for a week, visiting family. Davis Square is on the Red Line T, making it very accessible to all areas of Boston. It has multiple great restaurants, bars, & live music. There is also a small movie theatre there.

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