Watertown Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Watertown; our list of the best things to see, including Boston College, Mount Auburn Cemetery and McMullen Museum of Art.
  • The best place in Watertown: 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
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Yes, it's a cemetery. It just happens to be the first landscaped cemetery and in fact the first large-scale designed landscape in the U.S. The tower provides visitors with a breathtaking panoramic view of the cities of Boston and Cambridge, as well as the surrounding countryside to the north. The fact that it's the final resting place of some of the area's most influential figures (Sumner, Gardner, Eddy, and Longfellow) cements its status as a National Historic Landmark.
    West Cambridge eat nearby
  • McMullen Museum of Art

    McMullen Museum of Art

    140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA
    Monday-Friday 11:00-4:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00. Hours can vary due to breaks and special events. Call or check the website for details. Free. Located in Devlin Hall on Boston College's "middle campus", the McMullen Museum has both a permanent collection and a featured exhibit, usually changed on a semester basis.
    Allston-Brighton restaurants nearby
  • The Publick House

    The Publick House

    1648 Beacon St
    in Washington Square, Phone: +1 617-277-2880, [18]. Has great food and a huge selection of artisanal beers on tap and in bottles. Get your hard to find European beers and domestic micro-brews here. Come for the beer, stay for the mac and cheese and the Belgian-style frites.
    Allston-Brighton
  • Brighton Center

    at the corner of Washington and Market Streets
    to the heart of Brighton, Brighton Center, at the corner of Washington and Market Streets. Farther down Washington St. at the westernmost edge of Boston lies Oak Square, a largely residential neighborhood with several great bars and restaurants. Taking Chestnut Hill Avenue a mile south from Brighton Center you'll come across Cleveland Circle right on the edge of Brookline, with lots of bars, restaurants, a movie theater, and the end of the Green Line C trolley.
    Allston-Brighton eat nearby
  • Urban Renewals

    122 Brighton Ave
    One of the largest thrift stores in town, a bit of a warehouse full of college kid clothing castoffs, odd toys, blankets, and a room full of spinny chairs and broken exercise equipment. Listen for the guy on the loudspeaker announcing the daily sales. There is a Goodwill Store further down Comm Ave. toward the city, but UR has better selection and prices.
    Allston-Brighton
  • Re:Generation Tattoo

    155 Harvard Ave
    Safe, clean, professional tattoo parlor. Used to host punk shows three or four times a month.
    Allston-Brighton
  • Ritual Arts

    153 Harvard Avenue
    Offers exotic gifts for women, magic supplies, and other new age stuff.
    Allston-Brighton
  • 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.
    restaurants nearby
  • Fresh Pond Golf Course

    691 Huron Av
    , Phone: +1 617-349-6282, [28]. Public. Apr-Dec. 9 holes.
    food nearby
  • Arsenal Center for the Arts

    321 Arsenal Street
    Theatre presentations and a gallery that is open Tu-F 12PM-5PM.
    Allston-Brighton eat nearby
  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    105 Brattle St
    Washington made his headquarters here during the siege of Boston from July 1775 through April 1776. From 1837 until 1882, it was the home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow while he taught at Harvard. The site's collections deal mainly with Longfellow, but there are some Washington letters as well.
    Neighborhood 9 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".
  • 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.
    restaurants 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.
    food nearby
  • American Plumbing Museum

    86 Rosedale Road
    Re-opens Autumn 2008.
    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
  • Boston College Eagles

    Brighton/Newton Border in the neighborhood of Chestnut Hill
    The teams representing Boston College compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in most sports alongside 11 other schools along the East Coast. The ice hockey teams for both men and women compete in Hockey East. The football team plays in the 45,000-seat Alumni Stadium. The basketball and hockey teams play in the adjacent Conte Forum (known as Kelley Rink for hockey games), which seats between 8 and 9 thousand fans. College hockey is very popular in New England, and in recent years BC has had one of the best programs in the nation. See also the hockey programs of Boston University and Northeastern University in the city proper, and rival schools in the suburbs and neighboring states.
    Allston-Brighton food nearby
  • Starbucks

    112 Trapelo Rd
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
  • Anna's Taqueria (Brookline, Beacon St)

    Anna's Taqueria (Brookline, Beacon St)

    1412 Beacon St
    Welcome to the Official Facebook Page of Anna's Taqueria: Boston's most beloved taqueria since 1995. Visit us online at annastaqueria.com and follow us on Twitter @AnnasBoston
    Allston-Brighton
  • Clearflour Bakery

    178 Thorndike St
    M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa,Su 9AM-7PM. Delicious, authentic baguettes and boules, batards and loaves made fresh daily.
    Allston-Brighton
  • Chestnut Hill Reservoir

    Chestnut Hill Reservoir

    400 Chestnut Hill Ave
    Coordinates: 42°20′6.30″N 71°9′30.52″W / 42.335083°N 71.1584778°W / 42.335083; -71.1584778
    Allston-Brighton eat nearby
  • Buff's Pub

    317 Washington Street
    After work place. Good bar food.
  • Amarin of Thailand

    287 Centre Street
    Another great Thai restaurant with an authentic ambiance.
  • Union Street

    107R Union Street
    An older, more local crowd. A popular after-work place, with a very pleasant terrace designed to feel like a roof deck.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Watertown uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.