Learn About the Variety of Things to Do near Boston
Situated just 15 miles outside of the city, The Westin Waltham Boston places guests near the array of things to do in the greater Boston area. Escape to the suburbs or head to the city, all the while enjoying everything from historical landmarks to famous art museums. Our hotel's concierge would be happy to assist you in creating the perfect itinerary for your stay at The Westin Waltham Boston.
Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
Nine-minute drive / 2.6 miles
Housed in an old mill building, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation will leave you feeling inspired as you witness Boston's role in the American Industrial Revolution.
Liberty Ride Trolley Tour
Ten-minute drive/ 5.2 miles
An essential thing to do for history buffs, the Liberty Ride Trolley Tour invites you to experience the birthplace of American history with a 90-minute trolley ride. This authentically re-enacted tour stops at several historical destinations, where you can hop on and hop off to personally sites like the Minute Man National Historic Park, the Lexington Battle Green and the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Liberty Ride Trolley Tour runs daily from May 31 – October 30 starting at 10AM
Rose Art Museum
Nine-minute drive / 3.9 miles
The Rose Art Museum was founded in 1961 on the campus of Brandeis University and is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting outstanding contemporary and modern art. Current exhibitions include work by Andy Warhol and Jack Whitten. Hours vary by season.
Nine-minute drive / 3.7 miles
Located just under four miles from our Waltham hotel, Gore Place is a historic house and estate that includes a small farm with goats, sheep and poultry. It's also what architectural historians consider to be the most significant Federal-period mansion in New England.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
10-minute drive / 4.7 miles
Excitement awaits at this 35 acre Sculpture Park and Museum. DeCordova is a great place to explore any time of year. Interact with contemporary art as you tour the grounds and experience various exhibitions. DeCordova offers guided and self-guided tours, as well as talks and lectures. Hours vary by season.
10-minute drive / 3.9 miles
Stroll through downtown Waltham and enjoy the array of charming things to do, from shopping and dining on Moody Street to enjoying a movie at our local theater.
12-minute drive / 7.4 miles
One of Waltham's most popular things to do, Walden Pond showcases the inspiration behind Henry David Thoreau’s famous book, Walden. This beautiful reservation includes 2,680 acres of undeveloped woods with many hiking trails. In the summer, enjoy the 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole pond; year-round, explore the replica of Thoreau's one-room cabin.
Minute Man National Historical Park
12-minute drive / 7.2 miles
Experience the battlefields of the American Revolution. The Minute Man National Historical Park commemorates the opening battles of the Revolution which started on April 19, 1775. Explore historic sites, structures and landscapes while you visit the park. Open daily.
- Liberty Ride Trolley Tour
- Minute Man National Historical Park
- Moody Street
- Walden Pond
- Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
- deCordova Sculpture Park
- DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
- Gore Place
- Rose Art Museum