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Waltham
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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.

Best Western Plus Waltham Boston
Best Western Plus Waltham Boston
3 out of 5
380 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €93 per night from 3 Jul to 3 Jul
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! (1,351 reviews)
"We've stayed at this BW several times over the years when we come to visit family. There are lots of other hotels in the area, but we like this one the best. Easy on/off of 95, spacious comfortable rooms, a free hot breakfast (which is back!!), a nice new fitness center, but best of all...a friendly ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

Best Western Plus Waltham Boston
Embassy Suites Boston Waltham
Embassy Suites Boston Waltham
3.5 out of 5
550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
The price is €98 per night from 16 Jul to 16 Jul
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Brandeis University and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Bentley College. Burlington Mall and Brighton ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,021 reviews)
"Great organization of everything the hotel has to offer. Amazing staff friendly and helpful. Always there to take care of any needs."

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2021

Embassy Suites Boston Waltham
The Westin Waltham-Boston
The Westin Waltham-Boston
4 out of 5
70 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA
The price is €101 per night from 26 Jun to 26 Jun
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Brandeis University and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Bentley College. Burlington Mall and Brighton ...
4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)
"The Westin is a beautiful hotel and we enjoyed our stay. The one thing I wish they had is a hot tub on the premises."

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2021

The Westin Waltham-Boston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beautiful Spacious 2 Bedrooms Condo
Beautiful Spacious 2 Bedrooms Condo
123 Maverick St, 4, Chelsea, MA
The price is €260 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
This family-friendly Chelsea holiday home is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Encore Boston Harbor and Long Wharf. Museum of Science and New ...
Beautiful Spacious 2 Bedrooms Condo
Luxury , Confort and Privacy at the Summit
Luxury , Confort and Privacy at the Summit
19 Summit Ave, Unit number 1, Lynn, MA
Situated in Lynn, this historic apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Revere Beach, Salem Witch Museum and Salem Witch Trials Memorial. Witch House ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great space for visiting with family and surprisingly quiet.
"We were so happy to find this spot so close to our family's house and a short walk to the beach. Every room was clean, comfy and spacious. The pacman machine was a super fun bonus. Thank you for having everything I needed in the kitchen to cook and clean during our stay! My ONLY complaint was the ..."

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2021

Luxury , Confort and Privacy at the Summit
Sonder - Hancock Suites
Sonder - Hancock Suites
3.5 out of 5
40 Hancock Street, Boston, MA
The price is €301 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Located in Beacon Hill, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Massachusetts State House and The Freedom Trail. Boston Common and Massachusetts General ...
4.4/5Excellent! (16 reviews)
"Great apartment even better staff! So helpful and nice !!"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

Sonder - Hancock Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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