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Things to do in Waltham

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“I love their outdoor patio by the river, the margaritas are awesome, and the food is not bad either”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing Taiwanese food. Considered by Zagat's to be one of the 5 best Chinese restaurants in Boston and it's right around the corner!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Best brunch in Waltham- HOWEVER. it is pricey In my opinion and has a wait.. you cannot make reservations. I love it here though, they have dozens of pancakes with fun seasonal items, crazy candy toppings.. Lots of fun drinks, TVs for sports and insane omelette selections "build your own"”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory. Hands-on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to the present day, with exhibits on Waltham’s Boston Manufacturing Company, the Metz Company, the Waltham Watch Factory, and Orient bicycles from the Waltham Manufacturing Company.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cinema
“Owned by Landmark Theatres, the cinema shows popular and art films on 6 screens. Call for times and prices.The theatre is open daily from 3 to 10 pm . Free parking Monday thru Saturday after 6 pm and Sunday all day. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely cafe with free wifi where you can hang out comfortably all day. Good breakfasts, lunch and pastries.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“24 hour CVS drug store about 5 minutes away. Right across the street from Hanford's grocery store.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite hideaway restaurants. Locals swarm for authentic Cuban fare. Food is very reasonably priced, as is the wine list. Don't forget dessert! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
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“check the hours, i think hey are limited, this place is INCREDIBLE ITALIAN, Super simple, more of a to-go spot but you can eat it there, they have some outdoor seating for a nice day. I would go and get their italian sub on fresh bread or their chicken parm.. mmm. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 2 locals recommend
Department Store
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“The local Costco has a wide selection of just about everything, including a kosher meat section.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious Mexican restaurant tucked away in the heart of downtown Waltham. No frills, but it's delicious!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Chicken Shish sandwich with extra feta on the salad is to die for. Very inexpensive.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Even when I offer coffe some people likes to get it in their way to work. Across the street you will find a Shaws supermarket, Cleaners, Dress Barn, Game stop, Mac Donals, Friendly's and Gas station!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“I love their outdoor patio by the river, the margaritas are awesome, and the food is not bad either”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing Taiwanese food. Considered by Zagat's to be one of the 5 best Chinese restaurants in Boston and it's right around the corner!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Best brunch in Waltham- HOWEVER. it is pricey In my opinion and has a wait.. you cannot make reservations. I love it here though, they have dozens of pancakes with fun seasonal items, crazy candy toppings.. Lots of fun drinks, TVs for sports and insane omelette selections "build your own"”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely cafe with free wifi where you can hang out comfortably all day. Good breakfasts, lunch and pastries.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite hideaway restaurants. Locals swarm for authentic Cuban fare. Food is very reasonably priced, as is the wine list. Don't forget dessert! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“check the hours, i think hey are limited, this place is INCREDIBLE ITALIAN, Super simple, more of a to-go spot but you can eat it there, they have some outdoor seating for a nice day. I would go and get their italian sub on fresh bread or their chicken parm.. mmm. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Chicken Shish sandwich with extra feta on the salad is to die for. Very inexpensive.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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