- 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
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Things to Do in Waltham
Just a 15 miles drive to Boston, you can go into the city or escape to the suburbs with the many things to do in Waltham. From historical landmarks to famous art museums you will be sure to find something for everyone in your party. Our front desk would be happy to assist you in creating the perfect itinerary for your stay at The Westin Waltham Boston.
Liberty Ride Trolley Tour
Ten-minute drive/ 5.2 miles
Experience the birthplace of American history with a 90-minute trolley tour by Liberty Ride. This historically reenacted tour stops at several historical destinations where you can hop on and hop off to personally explore. Minute Man National Historic Park, the Lexington Battle Green and the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson are just a few of the many attractions that will be seen during your tour with Liberty Ride.
Liberty Ride Trolley Tour runs daily from May 31 – October 30 starting at 10:00am
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 inspired. Experience the area’s role in the American Industrial Revolution. View old train engines, watches, and telephone booths.
Nine-minute drive / 3.7 miles
Explore what architectural historians consider to be the most significant Federal period mansion in New England. Gore Place is a historic house and estate that includes a small farm with goats, sheep and poultry. With so many things to do in Waltham, Gore Place is a most see historical attraction.
Rose Art Museum
Nine-minute drive / 3.9 miles
The Rose Art Museum was founded in 1961 on the campus of Brandeis University. The museum 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.
10-minute drive / 3.9 miles
Stroll through downtown Waltham and experience various shops and restaurants. On Moody Street you'll be sure to find exactly what you're looking for and many great things to do in Waltham. Enjoy a movie at our local theater or do some window shopping.
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.
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.
12-minute drive / 7.4 miles
Visit Walden Pond and discover the inspiration behind Henry David Thoreau’s book Walden. The reservation includes 2680 acres of undeveloped woods containing many hiking trails. In the summer enjoy the 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole pond. Or explore the replica of Thoreau's one-room cabin year round as one of the things to do in Waltham.