Touring Cambridge, the country's original college town
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Mt. Auburn Street as it leads to the steeple of Lowell House( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles )
6. They have seasons here and snacks to match.
"There's nothing more spectacular than the first snowfall at Harvard," Tessa Lyons-Laing, a 20-year-old junior, told me. "And then it turns to sludgy brown," added her friend Madeleine Bennett, also 20 and a junior.
When the weather's cold, Cantabrigians congregate in coffee houses, including Algiers Coffee House, Crema Cafe and Hi Rise at the Blacksmith House -- all on Brattle Street -- or Darwin's Ltd. on Mt. Auburn Street.
When the weather's warm, they repair to ice cream shops Herrell's on Dunster Street, Lizzy's on Church Street and Christina's Homemade Ice Cream at Inman Square, where I can personally vouch for the orange chocolate scoops.