What to Do around The Westin Waltham Boston
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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.
44 School St #250, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Taking the self-guided Freedom Trail tour was amazing! A nice walk, a history lesson and beautiful architecture... Follow the red brick line and the trail will take you to 16 places of historic importance in the colonial revolution. Pop into the ...
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...
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,...
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...
415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
The rotating exhibits at this Brandeis University campus art museum often feature emerging artists and the permanent collection has more than 8,000 pieces, some by such greats as William de Kooning and Andy Warhol. Visitors are welcome to browse...
185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
To get a taste of how wealthy Bostonians once lived, visit the beautiful Lyman Estate mansion, built in 1793. The thirty-seven acres of lawns and gardens offer lush green space right in the city and scheduled tours on the third Saturday of the...
100 Felton St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
If you like the thrill of the search when antique/vintage shopping, this is a great spot to spend some time. A group of dealers have filled a warehouse space—every nook and cranny available—with everything from antique toys, to tools and old...
9 Spring St, Waltham, MA 02451, USA
This long-running community group (it was established in 1936) mounts several productions per season at the tiny Abbott Memorial Theater in the basement of the D'Angio Building. With shows spanning a variety of genres—the 2014/2015 season includes...
289 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
The brainchild of Massachusetts College of Art grads, Pat Falco and Elliot Anderson, the Lincoln Arts Project is relatively new to the thriving Boston art scene. After graduating, Falco and Anderson decided to pursue their passion for the art...
241 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493, USA
Stamps are a reflection of human history. They record important moments in time and mirror a country's hopes for the future. The Spellman Museum is a center of learning and activities for people of all ages. Children can be introduced to the hobby...
Norumbega Rd, Weston, MA 02493, USA
This tower was erected in 1889 by American scientist—and Viking enthusiast—Eben Norton Horsford to mark the supposed location of Norumbega, a Viking fort and city. An on-site tablet details Horsford's theory about the settlement.
208 S Great Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
I am one of many people who harbor a secret fantasy about living and working on a farm. This is the chance for you and your family to experience it first hand, complete with pigs, sheep, horses and cows. Explore nature, hiking trails, birding and...
437 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
The Outer Limits has to be one of the best comic book stores around. Although not a connoisseur myself, I couldn't help but notice the fun both adults and kids were having searching thru the extensive collection. I almost felt like I was in a...
100 Robert Treat Paine Dr, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
Social reformer Robert Treat Paine collaborated with two visionaries to create his culturally and environmentally sensitive country estate, Stonehurst. Pack a picnic with the family and download the interactive treasure hunt about the three giants...
617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
Don't let the meager exterior of the Reagle Music Theatre fool you. This production company has a lot to offer. They seem to get the right mix of professional actors and members of the community. The performances will have you toe tapping in no...
Slosberg Music Center, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
This concert series showcases the work of the Department of Music at Brandeis University. The fall line-up has an eclectic mix of shows including performances by a string quartet and an internationally recognized jazz band.
190 Park Rd, Weston, MA 02493, USA
Learn to cross-country ski or snowshoe at the Weston Ski Track. They offer rentals, beginner and intermediate lessons, and have a snack bar to warm up afterwards. They also have a snow-maker that keeps their night-skiing track ready throughout the...
580 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Exquisite is every season, Mount Auburn is one of America's first garden cemeteries and the final resting place of many notable educators, writers, artists, inventors, scientists and reformers. It is a great spot for bird watching and is richly...