Waltham Travel Guide

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Waltham Things to Do

  • Waltham Watch Factory

    I worked in the factory for a few years and fell in love with the design and history of the Watch Factory. The factory employees many local residents and produced watches between 1854 - 1950's. After our company moved out in 2004, a complete renovation has begun, creating new retail, commercial and residential space. The developers maintain a very...

  • Charles River Museum of Industry

    See the history of our great city - featuring textile, steam power, watches and transportation historic exhibits set inside the 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill along the banks of the Charles River. Hands on exhibits including the Boston Manufacturing Company, The Orient Bicycle and Metz Automobile, the Waltham Watch Factory and more....

  • Picnic on the Common

    A little green space in the heart of the Watch City - the Common is on Main and Moody Streets. Grab a bite to go at one of the numerous local restaurants and pull up your blanket on the common. You can sit in the gazebo or on a bench and people watch. Bring a frisbee and get some exercise! Don't miss the Veteran's Memorial. You can also pick up the...

  • Upper Charles River Reservation - The...

    Our favorite walking trail in the city. The stretch from Watertown Square to Prospect Street in Waltham has mostly paved walking trails that take you past the dam on Moody Street, with wooded river banks and historic buildings. After Prospect Street you will travel behind the Waltham Watch Factory, with a view across the river to Mount Feake...

  • Rather a striking garage

    The exteriors of the buildings are classic. The carriage house is still in tact, but no doubt used for offices nowadays. The exterior of the greenhouse is that wonderful tiny brick. The views in all directions are cool and serene.The driveway curves between old stone walls on the way out to the parking area. Such grace and style....if only we could...

  • Walk the grounds of Lyman's estate

    The grounds of the estate are wonderful. There are probably more areas to be seen, but we concentrated on the greenhouses and plant sale today. We did walk around the mansion, which can be booked for weddings and special events. It was closed today, but I would like to see the interiors some time. Looks like a great place for a party. Marvelous...

  • Explore the multi level greenhouses

    The greenhouses are constructed of small old brick and wooden windows...with cast iron pipe carrying the water throughout. They may have some modern day sprinkler systems, but they were not evident to me.There is one section filled with the most sensational orchids I've ever seen in one place.Another section houses the ancient grape vines, while...

  • Collect some herbs for your summer...

    Of course we gathered some herb plants while we were at Lyman's. I also brought home a Hosta I have been searching for. We exercised self control before filling my daughter's car to the top. Their prices were very reasonable and when the profit goes to a good cause like the preservation of greenhouses and historic homes like this, I really don't...

  • Brandeis University

    Massachusetts is known for it's universities and it's important to note that not all the best schools are located in the immediate Boston/Cambridge area. Brandeis is in Waltham. Brandeis is the youngest private research university, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the United States.


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Waltham Restaurants

  • Early Bird Breakfast

    We had breakfast at this restaurant the two mornings we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn. We were on a road trip so we were up early every morning to see things around Boston and they had an early bird breakfast for $4.99 which included a big glass of orange juice. Service was friendly and quick and helpful. It was only about 1.5 miles from the...

  • Great food in the back of the store

    A friend of mine at work had been telling me about this place for awhile before we finally started going a few months ago. Cruz Market is a small South American convenience store on Felton Street. If you walk directly to the back of the store you'll see a half-door. That's where you can order some amazing, authentic South American food, orange...

  • Great BBQ on Moody Street

    Tonight....The Bison! I love this place, and feel lucky to have it right here in town. A Sunday night staple for me and my friends. I love being able to watch them prepare the food, which is done in the back room dining area for all to see. Creates a very nice atmosphere for hanging out with friends.The bartenders and servers are all very friendly,...

  • Fantastic Beer and Food

    Located on the Charles River end of Moody Street in Waltham. Parking in the back or across the street in the municipal lot.Walking in through the foyer there is a host stand/ merchandise table with the bar straight behind that a few steps. Tables line the right side of the pub along side the curved windows that face the street. Reminiscent of the...

  • Can't Resist a BrewPub

    We parked on Moody street and walked down the street looking for a restaurant for dinner. Our kids found a place diagonally across the street but they had a wait. I turned around and what do I see but a Brewpub!! The pub was busy but we were able to be seated right away. I tried the Tick-Tock ale and liked it so much that I purchased a half gallon...

  • Great reasonably priced Italian food!

    Family owned and operated since 1933, Waltham is the original location of the Chateau and is a local favorite. The menu is huge, as is the restaurant. Tons of food, tons of tables, tons of patrons. It's always crowded here. The service is friendly and the food is good. You can get almost anything here; chicken, steak, veal, pasta, pizza, seafood,...


Waltham Nightlife

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    by fdrich29 Updated Sep 8, 2006

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    Moody Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, has become quite the hot spot for dining and drinking, offering cuisine from around the world. Starting at the end of the street closest to Waltham Center you have Jake's BBQ, Margaritas, Watch City Brewery (excellent beers) and The Skelig (sister bar to the famous Burren in Davis Square, Somerville). It doesn't end there, further up the street you have The Bison, several chinese food places, no less than two Indian restaurants, a tapas bar, more chinese restaurants (it's truly amazing how many there are on this street). Also on Moody Street is Lizzy's Ice Cream which will invariably have a line every night in the summer time. After the demolition of Dean's Dairy (RIP), Lizzy's picked up the title of Waltham's best ice cream. Add several interesting small shops and an artsy movie theatre and you plenty of options for a night out in the Watch City.

    Dress Code: Casual atmosphere, wear comfortable shoes.

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Waltham Off The Beaten Path

  • Boat landing and park on Woerd Street

    I'm often on the street for work and have recently made time to "stop and smell the flowers", or in the case, take pictures. I was amazed by how beautiful this area is, and lost any feeling that I was still in Waltham. The Charles River is beautiful here, and you can truly enjoy it as it's out of the way and very quiet. Looking forward to coming...

  • Prospect Hill Park's Amazing View of...

    Prospect Hill Park, a former ski resort in Waltham, Massachusetts is a great getaway from city life. Access the park from Totten Pond Road (which is the name of the exit off 95/128). There are plenty of spots for cookouts, hiking and picnicing. At the top of Prospect Hill, by the observation tower is a spot that offers an incredible view that spans...

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