Best time to visit Cambridge, MA, USA?

  • We recommend visiting Cambridge in the mid spring when temperatures are mild but accommodations are less expensive. During this period, a hotel room costs around $165/night. That's $10 cheaper compared to July. Average temperatures hover in the low 50s, a lot cooler than the average 80°F you would get during high season.
  • Most tourists visit Cambridge in the late spring/summer. This is the busiest season so make sure to book your accommodation early. If you're on a budget, try avoiding the Marathon week (April 13th - 18th), the Labor Day week (September 1st - 6th) as well as the May Graduations week (May 17th - 26th) since accommodation rates peak the most during these times.
  • Be prepared for some snowfalls if you go to Cambridge between November and March.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in Cambridge, MA, USA is January.

July

Most crowded

January

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to Cambridge, MA, USA is January.

$204
JUL
$201
AUG
$181
SEP
$184
OCT
$126
NOV
$102
DEC
$66
JAN
$130
FEB
$146
MAR
$210
APR
$186
MAY
$179
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

09/01 - 09/06
Labor Day 124
09/15 - 09/19
Price increase 36.5
10/12 - 10/17
BU Parent Weekend 63
10/18 - 10/24
Regatta 92.5
11/22 - 11/28
Thanksgiving
12/23 - 01/01
Christmas 14.5
12/29 - 01/01
New Year 8
04/13 - 04/18
Marathon 171.5
05/17 - 05/26
May Graduations 100.5
06/05 - 06/10
MIT Graduation 87
10/17 - 10/23
Regatta 118.5

Weather

In Cambridge, MA, USA, July is the sunniest month and July the warmest.

81
27
JUL
80
27
AUG
73
23
SEP
58
14
OCT
46
8
NOV
40
4
DEC
31
0
JAN
30
-1
FEB
37
3
MAR
51
11
APR
63
17
MAY
72
22
JUN
UV index
1
7

4.1
10cm
JUL
1.5
4cm
AUG
2.4
6cm
SEP
4.6
12cm
OCT
4.0
10cm
NOV
4.9
12cm
DEC
4.0
10cm
JAN
4.2
11cm
FEB
3.9
10cm
MAR
3.6
9cm
APR
3.0
8cm
MAY
4.7
12cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter