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WalthamUnited States of America

Stroll through beautiful university campuses and learn about the Industrial Revolution in one of Middlesex County’s most charming towns.

Discover Waltham’s captivating cultural life. Located in Middlesex County, this small town is full of early American history. Learn about its role in the Industrial Revolution and explore its many museums and stately homes.

Stroll along the Riverwalk and watch the scenic Charles River. Waltham has more than 100 locations on the National Register of Historic Places. Although many are privately owned, look for them as you wander throughout town.

Explore Waltham’s watchmaking history in the American Waltham Watch Company Historic District. Between 1850 and 1957, the Waltham Watch Company produced about 35 million timepieces and precision instruments. Visit the multi-building complex today and trace watchmaking history through the years.

See the site of America’s first factory at Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. The building was originally part of American industrialist Francis Cabot Lowell's groundbreaking textile mill. Explore the museum’s exhibits and learn about the Waltham Watch Company and the town’s role in the Industrial Revolution.

Both Bentley and Brandeis universities are located in Waltham. Walk through their tree-lined, well-manicured campuses. Browse through thousands of pieces of art in Brandeis’ Rose Art Museum, with works by famous artists including Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

Discover Waltham’s stately homes and grounds. Visit the red-brick Federal-style Gore Place, a summer home that entertained guests including the Marquis de Lafayette and James Monroe. Tour the beautiful grounds and stylish interiors of the Lyman Estate, a rambling white stone mansion. Explore the stunning grounds of the Robert Treat Paine Estate, designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Enjoy beautiful New England weather at Hardy Pond and the adjacent Lazazzero Playground. Fish off the pier, jog along its trails or play a game of basketball.

From Waltham, drive along historic Revere Beach Parkway, which has connected the suburbs north of Boston since 1896. Downtown Boston is just 14 miles (23 miles) east. Reach the state’s capital by car in under 30 minutes or take the bus or commuter rail, which both run regularly.

Where to stay in Waltham

Waltham which includes heritage architecture and an administrative building

The Lanes

While The Lanes isn't home to many top sights, Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation and Lexington Battle Green are some notable places to visit nearby.

The Lanes

Top hotels in Waltham

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Plus Waltham Boston
Best Western Plus Waltham Boston
3 out of 5
380 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
The price is £59 per night

Located in Piety Corner, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Bentley College and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Brandeis University. Burlington Mall and Brighton Music ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,487 reviews)

"The place was very clean and the staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

Best Western Plus Waltham Boston
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
3 out of 5
54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
The price is £78 per night

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Brandeis University and within 9 miles (15 km) of Burlington Mall and Brighton Music ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,693 reviews)

"Nicely renovated, but the bathroom is a little claustrophobic."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

HYATT house Boston/Waltham
Extended Stay America - Boston - Waltham - 32 4th Ave
Extended Stay America - Boston - Waltham - 32 4th Ave
2.5 out of 5
32 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
The price is £61 per night

Situated in Waltham, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Brandeis University and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Bentley College. Burlington Mall and Brighton Music Hall are ...

3.2/5 (832 reviews)

"Everything good"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2020

Extended Stay America - Boston - Waltham - 32 4th Ave

Popular places to visit in Waltham

Fenway Park
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Fenway Park

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.

Boston University
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Boston University

4/5(17 reviews)

Explore the campus of Boston University, a top university in Boston. Stroll along the riverfront or experience the acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

Harvard University
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Harvard University

4.5/5(102 reviews)

Walk in the footsteps of presidents and Nobel laureates at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States.

Boston Common
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Boston Common

4.5/5(204 reviews)

The oldest public park in the United States has been the stage for centuries of drama. These days it’s the perfect place to unwind.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

4/5(169 reviews)

With a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a favourite shopping spot in Boston, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Attend a sporting event or visit the notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Gillette Stadium
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Gillette Stadium

3/5(2 reviews)

Catch an event at Gillette Stadium during your trip to Foxboro.Amble around the area's university campus or attend a sporting event.

Top things to do in Waltham

Go Boston All-Inclusive: 45+ Attractions & Tours on 1 Pass
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Go Boston All-Inclusive: 45+ Attractions & Tours on 1 Pass

£51
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Boston Duck Tours: Land and Sea
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Boston Duck Tours: Land and Sea

£40
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Boston to Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour
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Boston to Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

£82
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Whale-Watching Cruise in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary
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Whale-Watching Cruise in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary

£46
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Guided Tour of the Freedom Trail
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Guided Tour of the Freedom Trail

£12
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Boston to Woods Hole & Martha's Vineyard Ferry Private Chauffeur Service
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Boston to Woods Hole & Martha's Vineyard Ferry Private Chauffeur Service

£274
Per adult

Reviews of Waltham

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Oct 2019

Assessment of damages to property, if any should be done in my presence. In any case it's out of trust that I check in and it's assumed there were no prior damages to property.

4/5 - Good

Simeon

3 Aug 2019

None

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2019

Nice and pleasant suburb