Newton Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Newton; our list of the best things to see, including Boston College, Natick Collection and Atrium at Chestnut Hill.
  • The best place in Newton: Boston College

    Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue
    ), 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA (Take the T's B Green Line train to the Boston College stop. It's the last stop on the route so don't worry, you won't miss it.). B.C. is a Jesuit, Catholic University known for its Collegiate Gothic architecture in the middle campus.
    Allston-Brighton food nearby
  • Natick Collection

    Natick Collection

    1245 Worcester Street, Natick
    The Natick collection has a great variety of store, including but not limited to Lacoste, Pac Sun, EB Games, Oakley, and many more. It offers a good mixture of high-end stores to average mid-priced stores. Besides stores there is a Crape` place, Frozen Yogurt place and food court. Also there is a Cheese Cake Factory in parking lot.
  • Atrium at Chestnut Hill

    Route 9
    Glitzier than the Chestnut Hill Mall. Includes the Cheesecake Factory, Tiffany's, Borders, Pottery Barn, and Restoration Hardware.
  • Landmark Embassy Theater

    16 Pine Street Waltham, MA 02453
    The Embassy Theater is a nice size local theater with six screens. They usually have a good mix of popular new releases and independent films. Also, they run different daily specials and discounts which is a good way to catch a cheaper movie.
    food nearby
  • Newton Free Library

    330 Homer Street
    Airy contemporary library with extensive collection, Newton History Room, and auditorium with constant concerts and lectures.
    eat nearby
  • Chestnut Hill Mall

    Route 9
    Houses the only Bloomingdale's in New England and, until recently, the only Barney's New York (a second store opened in 2006 in Copley Mall in downtown Boston).
  • Newton Centre

    Intersection of Centre Street and Beacon Street
    The largest and most bustling of the city's village centers. Boasts a number of high-end clothing stores, salons and spas, restaurants of various cuisines, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and banks. Abuts Newton's largest public park. Only a short stroll from beautiful Crystal Lake.
    food nearby
  • Eastern Mountain Sports

    300 Needham Street
    Sells travel accessories and gear. Rents kayaks, skis and snowshoes. Helpful staff will answer questions about local trails and parks.
  • West Newton Cinema

    1296 Washington Street
    See a foreign or independent film at one of the region's top cinemas.
    restaurants nearby
  • Newtonville Books

    296 Walnut Street
  • Simon and Sons

    210 Needham Street
    Friendly, helpful, family run store selling mainly boy's suits but with men's also.
  • Waltham Museum

    25 Lexington Street
    An extensive collection of memorabilia including watches, clocks, automobiles and other industrial products made in Waltham. Fee.
    restaurants nearby
  • Studios of CatholicTV®

    34 Chestnut Street
    National Catholic Television Network. Tours by appointment only, M-F 10AM-4PM.
    food nearby
  • Watertown Mall

    550 Arsenal Street, Watertown
    Mo - Sa: 9:30 AM to 9 PM, Sun: 11:00 AM to 6 PM. The Watertown Mall is a smaller mall, but contains a few specialty stores such as a tobacco store, as well as a DMV if you need to go to one. There is also an "Old Country buffet" and "Papa Gino's".
  • Newton Highlands

    Intersection of Walnut Street and Lincoln Street
    Perhaps the most quaint of Newton's village centers. Mostly a daytime destination for locals, but has some of the best restaurants in the city, and one of the best independent coffee shops, Lincoln Street Cafe.
    restaurants nearby
  • Armenian Library and Museum of America

    65 Main Street
    Th 6PM-9PM, F,Su 1PM-5PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. "Where Armenian culture comes alive." The most extensive collection of Armenian artifacts in North America. Changing exhibits and an extensive library. Adults: $5; Students: $2; Members and under 12: Free.
    food nearby
  • Newton History Museum at the Jackson Homestead

    527 Washington Street
    Tu-Sa 11AM-5PM, Su 2PM-5PM. A Federal-style farmhouse built in 1809. The museum offers an intriguing introduction to Newton's history with exhibits of paintings, photographs, costumes, and historic objects. The house was a station on the Underground Railroad hiding escaped slaves. $5/$3.
    eat nearby
  • American Plumbing Museum

    86 Rosedale Road
    Re-opens Autumn 2008.
    restaurants nearby
  • Charles River Museum Of Industry

    154 Moody Street
    Exhibits on textile mills, American Waltham Watch Company and a power plant.
    food nearby
  • Elm Bank Reservation

    Cheney Road
    Open year round dawn till dusk. The Elm Bank Reservation is the former estate of Benjamin Pierce Cheney (founder of American Express.) It got it's name from the elm trees that were planted on the Charles River, which surrounds the grounds on three sides. The site has several playing fields as well as a canoe launch. It is also home to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society [8]
    eat nearby
  • Chestnut Hill Reservoir

    Beacon Street
    Located between Boston College campus and Cleveland Circle. A beautiful reservoir with biking and walking trails surrounding it. Very popular during warm weather months. Like Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, the reservoir was also designed by renowned landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmstead.
    restaurants nearby
  • O'Hara's


    1185 Walnut St
    Irish pub with full menu.
  • Blue Ribbon BBQ

    Blue Ribbon BBQ

    1375 Washington St
    This is the official Facebook page for Blue Ribbon Barbecue.
  • Starbucks

    16 Austin St
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
  • Baker's Best

    27 Lincoln Street
    Tasty breakfast, lunch, baked goods, takeout.
  • Angora Ice

    3-A Boylston St
    Frozen yogurt, ice cream, coffee and pastries.
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