Getting Around Campus


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As MIT is an urban campus, parking is very limited. We encourage the use of public transportation whenever possible. If driving, parking is free in non-gated MIT lots, including at Building E51 (on Amherst St.) and the MIT visitor lot at the corner of Vasser St. and Massachusetts Ave.; parking is also available at the Albany Street garage for $7.00 (automated payment by credit/debit cards). The closest parking lot for the Saturday activities is at 2 Cambridge Center, adjacent to the Marriott. Parking for the day will cost $10.

There will be shuttle service between the hotels and the MIT Museum Friday night for the Welcome Reception, as well as between the hotels and the Cambridge Marriott on Saturday.

  • Friday reception shuttle will run 5:30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday event shuttle will run 7:30am to 10:30am and will be on-call throughout the day
  • Saturday dinner shuttle will run 5:30pm to 11pm


Near the MIT Museum

Miracle of Science Bar and Grill (quirky science-themed), 321 Massachusetts Ave.
Royal East (pan-Asian), 792 Main St.
Cuchi Cuchi (tapas and bar), 795 Main St.
Craigie On Main (French-inspired locavore), 853 Main St.
Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room (American-Asian), 907 Main St.
Asgard Irish Pub (pub food), 350 Massachusetts Ave.

Quick food near Kendall Square
Einstein Bagel, Cambridge Marriott Food Court
Au Bon Pain, 238 Main St.
Cosi, 290 Main St.
Chipotle, 255 Main St.

Restaurants near Kendall Square
Legal Sea Foods (seafood), 355 Main St.
Za (pizza), 350 3rd St.
Evoo (organic, eclectic locavore), 350 3rd St.
Kika (tapas), 350 3rd St.
Commonwealth Market (upscale rustic), 11 Broad Canal Way
Abigail’s (eclectic American), 291 3rd St.
Tatte (French bakery and café), 318 3rd St.
Catalyst (elegant, sustainable American), 300 Tech. Sq.
Area 4 (trendy café and pizza), 500 Tech. Sq.

For more information on exploring campus and the surrounding area, go to