For history buffs, this place is great. It is an old restored house that used to be a part of the underground railroad and actually shows you where runaway slaves were hidden. Cheap entry fee (I don't know how much now, I last went years ago but it won't cost you much.) It also has old photos of the area and often has special displays. A low key...more
322 Reviews and Opinions
2345 Commonwealth Avenue, , Newton, MA 02466
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Good location for us as our kids are in the area. Friendly front desk and clean rooms. We did not...more
Why would someone write a hotel review and include mostly pictures of the bathroom. I'll tell you...more
Very Popular place just off the Mass Pike. Good selection of beer on tap. Be prepared to have a beer or two while you wait for a table. WINGS!!! My wife does'nt enjoy wings so she tried the Fried clams that were the 'blackboard special' during our visit. She claims they were excellant!more
Food-good & fresh. Includes a variety of American and somewhat Italian dishes. Large portions at reasonable prices.Ambience-warm and casual. age ranges from young adults to late fifties. some nights, a live local band plays upstairs.Location-Very close to subway stop, Newton Center. The seasonal salads are delicious as are the turkey burgers.more
For one of the best evenings out during the week, try an author reading at Newtonville Books. The readings usually are from 7:30PM-8:30PM and then everyone goes over to Ariadne for drinks and you can talk directly with the author. For schedule of readings, go to www.newtonvillebooks.com and get on the mailing list.
Dress Code: Casual
The kids/teenagers in Newton are really bored. So if you're not sketchy and you have good intentions, introduce yourself. It will be worth your while. Because they are pretty smart and well-educated and can carry a good conversation with you and exchange info about 'cultures'.
Luggage and bags:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: shorts and T-shirt
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you're going to do drugs in the park, bring a way to beat the drug tests. There are a lot of cops around. Also, bring toothpaste and bandages.
Photo Equipment: There's a lot of good photo-op's in Newton so bring any camera.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A regualr tent will do just fine.
Miscellaneous: Bring some drugs if you're responsible, because they're fun to do here and there's nothing better.
Legend has it that Leif Erikson discovered and built a fort in Newton (or Norembega) in 1000 A.D. Whether or not you believe this legend, it is a pretty cool to find a tower built to honor Vikings that supposedly rowed/sailed down the Charles River in 1000 AD. GPS location for adventurers out there is 42.353383, -71.261938 - it is right off of the...more