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Waltham is a small, yet very charming city in the state of Massachusetts, nine miles west of Boston, which was an early centre for the labour movement, and major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. It was founded in 1636, and incorporated into a town in 1738 then into a city in 1884. Historically, Waltham is probably best known as the home of the Waltham Watch Factory, a pioneer company of the Industrial Revolution. The original home of the Boston Manufacturing Company, Waltham was a prototype for 19th century industrial city planning, spawning what became known as the Waltham-Lowell system of labour and production. According to the 2010 census, the population of Waltham was of 60.632 residents. Waltham is often referred to as Watch City because of its association with the watch industry. 

5 Things You Must Do in Waltham

1. Restaurant Row: Downtown Waltham, known as "Restaurant Row," has a great variety of restaurants, featuring dozens of ethnic fare as well as American cuisine within about half-mile stretch. Ethnic food abounds, with Cambodian, Indian, Thai, Japanese, and other restaurants represented.

2. Inexpensive theater and live music: Whether it be a comedy or drama, original or classic musical works, one has much to choose from in Waltham. Catch a Broadway-style show featuring the Reagle Players at Robinson Auditorium at Waltham High School, classical music concerts performed by the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra in the Gallagher Auditorium at McDevitt Middle School, or live theater in the small Abbott Theater performed by The Hovey Players.

3. Prospect Hill Park: Ride a bike or hike up to the summit of Prospect Hill Park for spectacular views of Waltham, Boston, Cambridge, and other cities in the Greater Boston Area.

4. Riverwalk: Take a stroll along the Charles River through the downtown as well as most of the city's South Side and East End (also known as "The Bleachery"). You can actually take  the Riverwalk all the way to Boston.

5. Waltham's historical homes: The Lyman Estate, also known as "The Vale," is a mansion with the oldest greenhouses in America, including heirloom plants for sale. The home is on several picturesque acres for strolling. Across from Lyman Estate is the Thomas Treat Paine Estate, also known as "Stonehurst," a classic example of the design work of famed landscape architect Frederick Olmsted. Stroll through the 40-acre woods to see wildflowers and birds. Stonehurst is open for tours on a limited basis, but you may call to arrange a personal tour. Gore Place Mansion is a Federal-style house which was the summer residence of Gov. Christopher Gore and his wife. The governor was an avid farmer and loved horticulture, and Mrs. Gore's passion for Asian decor is displayed throughout the mansion. The Sheep-Shearing Festival is in the spring, or attend a summer concert in the Carriage House.

Top Attractions Within Waltham 

Watch City Brewing is one of the landmarks of Waltham, a very nice restaurant, good for large group dining. The main attraction of this Waltham restaurant is the beer that is freshly poured in the glass. The menu of this charming restaurant is diverse and it comprises food from all over the world. The ambiance is very pleasant due to the unique setting and design of the building. The staff is very friendly and willing to cater to the need of every customer. 

Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar is a wonderful venue in Waltham, where you can enjoy the experience of a different time and place while sipping sangria at the bar or sampling a medley of tapas in an elegant and spirited dining room and cafe. Solea Restaurant embraces the romantic spirit of colonial South America while honouring its southern European culinary heritage. Tapas are a cherished tradition in Waltham of sophisticated little dishes eaten at all times of the day and night. 

The Chateau Restaurant is another great eating spot in Waltham, where you can enjoy an authentic Italian eating experience. The tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices has kept the customers coming back over the years. The menu is very diverse and it has some of the finest dishes from all over the world. From exquisite French dishes to exotic Asian dishes. The restaurant has also got a fine selection of fine wines and other beverages.
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Top depots in Waltham
  • Enterprise Enterprise Waltham - 140 Moody St, Waltham, MA. 02453
  • Budget Budget Waltham Ma Westin Hotel - 70 Third Avenue, The Westin Waltham, Waltham, MA. 2451
  • Avis Avis The Westin Waltham - 70 3Rd Avenue, Waltham, MA. 02451
  • Hertz Hertz National Grid Waltham - 40 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA. 2451
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