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Cross the Charles River and you'll find yourself in another city; one that locals tend to think of as the eccentric part Boston. It's own city, Cambridge is an exciting and unique multicultural setting; swimming in ivy league institutions; making it an eclectic melting pot of interesting people. With both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this city, made up of 5 distinct squares (Central, Harvard, Inman, Kendall and Porter), and is home to people from all walks of life. Central Square is the seat of city government, with a sprinkling of great places to eat while Harvard Square, centered next to the country's oldest university, is known for dining, shopping, book stores, nightlife, and street performers. Inman Square is lined with interesting places to eat, including Cristina's, one of the best ice cream shops in the state. Kendall Square is where MIT and the State’s booming high tech and biotechnology industries call home, but busting in on the action in this Cambridge neighborhood is a plethora of eateries run by chefs who made their name in Boston and have hopped the River to get in on the action in Cambridge. In the north, Porter Square boasts the region's largest concentration of Japanese eateries and shops. So if it’s diversity you want, just hop on the “T” and find out how much this modern 17th century community has to offer.