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Friday, December 17, 2010; 12:38 PM

If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Cambridge, Mass.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Jan. 7-9 (we'll skip the holidays):

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Getting There

JetBlue has nonstop flights from Washington Dulles and BWI Marshall to Boston's Logan Airport starting at a little over $100 round-trip.

Where to Stay

Residence Inn Boston Cambridge

6 Cambridge Center

617-349-0700

www.marriott.com

Within walking distance of MIT and a block from the subway. Rooms start at $139.

Charles Hotel

1 Bennett St.

617-864-1200

www.charleshotel.com

A hotel in Harvard Square with restaurants, jazz and cocktail bars, and an ice skating rink in the winter. Rooms start at $199.

Where to Eat

9 Tastes

50 JFK St.

617-547-6666

www.9taste.com

Thai restaurant with Best of Boston awards. House specialty entrees about $14.

Technique

215 First St.

617-218-8088

www.chefs.edu/Boston/Restaurant

Stick with the education theme and try this student-run restaurant on the campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Dishes under $30.

What to Do

MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave.

617-253-5927

www.mit.edu/museum

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7.50; $3 seniors and children younger than 18; free 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday. The "MIT 150 Exhibition" celebrating the university's 150th anniversary opens Jan. 8 and runs through 2011.

Peabody Museum

of Archaeology and Ethnology

11 Divinity Ave.

617-496-1027

www.peabody.harvard.edu

Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission, which includes the Museum of Natural History, $9; $7 students and seniors; $6 ages 3-18.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford St.

617-495-3045

www.hmnh.harvard.edu

Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission as for Peabody Museum.

Arthur M. Sackler Museum

485 Broadway

617-495-9400

www.harvardartmuseums.org

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9; $7 seniors; $6 college students; younger than 18 free.

Information

www.cambridge-usa.org

--Alexandra Pecci

All flight and lodging info valid as of press time Thursday.


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