Waltham for Anyone
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
Eleven miles outside of Boston, Waltham’s easy access makes it ideal for travelers. Culturally diverse, the city is well represented in the myriad of ethnic restaurants; historically important, the architecture gives insight into the lives of wealthy industrialists.
70 3rd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451, USA
Walden Pond retains the charm that inspired Henry David Thoreau's account of the area in the late 1800's in the book Walden. Hike along the vast untouched woods, canoe across the pristine waters, swim in the glacially deep kettle-hole pond, and...
2401 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466, USA
Opportunities for outdoor water activities are many here. Kayak, paddle board, canoes, paddle boats, and rowboats are available. This location on the Charles River offers 6 miles of flat water from Newton Lower Falls to the Moody St. Dam in...
467 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
“Gaff” is Irish slang for "home," and home is exactly where you will feel in this friendly neighborhood bar. It’s a small, casual place that makes up for its pint-sized environs with an impressive offering of beer, cocktails, and edibles. The...
315 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
I can never get enough of India, and this market is almost enough to satisfy me in between trips. Loaded with enough exotic fruits and vegetables to feed a small army, this is the place to come when you need a hit of Mumbai. Indian families fill...
154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Hidden in the heart of Waltham's old factory buildings, this small, specialty museum houses early machinery from the textile, watch, auto, and printing industry. Adults will appreciate the rich historical details. Kids will love working the foot...
Elm St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Bostonians are lucky to have much of the banks of the Charles River lined with paths to enjoy the area. In Waltham, there is a trail that runs through green leafy areas, with man-made bridges crossing back and forth across the water. Joggers,...
487 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
At the Tea Leaf, you will find so many varieties of tea perhaps your head will be spinning. If it isn't here, the charming owner, Sally Collura, will order it for you. In addition, their in-house brand offers a unique opportunity to try a tea you...
367 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Since 1995, Lizzy's has served up creamy delights, thanks to an entrepreneur that left corporate life to follow his dream. Using the finest of ingredients, the creative flavor combinations: Chocolate Orgy, Columbian Avalanche and Mocha Chocolate...
Waltham, MA, USA
Kefi's Kitchen is a food truck that offers yummy selections with a Middle Eastern twist. Tunisian tuna, chopped Middle Eastern Salad and falafel are a few of the tasty lunches made with the freshest of ingredients. Soups are seasonal, depending on...
256 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Watch City covers all the bases when it comes to craft beers. They have an impressive international selection of ales and stouts, as well as their own flagship stout, ale and IPA. Malt, hops, toasty, caramel—they speak the language here. The menu...
504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
Regularly rated among Zagat's top restaurants in Boston, this is a dining experience that will transport you to Italy. Their authentic Neapolitan cooking is only part of the evening. A rural Italian dining space, filled with antiques from the area...
507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
You might recognize this restaurant from the 2013 movie Labor Day. Enter Wilson's Diner, and you've stepped back in time. Built in 1949 by the Worcester Lunch Car Company, it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Early risers:...
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
The DeCordova Gift Store features a highly curated collection of gifts in the fine craft category. Don't miss the artist of the month, along with a terrific selection for kids toys, games, and books. Artisan jewelry, housewares, and art supplies...
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