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Waltham is a perfect location for your stay in the Boston area.  Waltham is 11 miles from downtown Boston and 5.7 miles to the historic Lexington Battle Green.  Take your car with the convenience of several major highways nearby or take the commuter rail. Check out our accommodations today and make our hotels your gateway to history.

For Kids

Charles River Museum of Industry
154 Moody Street
Waltham, Ma  

Ages: Ages 5 — adult

Type: Museums & Monuments

Hours of operation: Thu-Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gore Place
52 Gore Street
Waltham, Ma
(781) 894-2798
Ages 2 — adult

Type: Museums & Monuments, Guided Tours, and Animals    

Hours of operation: Mansion tours available M-F at 1pm. Add’l tours on Sat/Sun.  

Rose Art Museum
415 South Street
Waltham, Ma   
(781) 736-3434

Ages 5 — adult

Type: Museums & Monuments

Hours of operation: Tue-Sun: noon-5 pm

100 Robert Treat Paine Drive
Waltham, Massachusetts

Ages 10 — adult

Type: Museums & Monuments

Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday. Guided tours by appointment

Prospect Hill Park
314 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, Ma
(781) 314-3475

Free All Ages

Type: Nature & Gardens and Hiking & Walking

Hours of operation: Dawn to Dusk

Reagle Music Theater
617 Lexington Street
Waltham, Ma

All Ages

Type: Events & Shows

Box Office hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Performance Days: 9 a.m. – Curtain

Mad Science Greater Boston
37 Whitcomb St.
Waltham, Ma

All Ages

Type: Events & Shows

Cost: Free

Frequently Asked Questions and Facts

Where is Waltham?

Waltham is located about 10 miles (16 km) north-west of downtown Boston, and approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Boston’s Brighton neighborhood. Neighboring communities include Weston, Lincoln, Newton, Belmont, Watertown, and Lexington.

Waltham is…

…11.3 miles from Concord,

…5.2 miles from Lexington,

…52.7 miles from Plymouth,

…83.5 miles from Hyannis,

…51.4 miles from Sturbridge,

…95.7 miles from Northampton,

…121.8 miles from Stockbridge

How do we get there?
Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, is the closest airport. It is a 25 minute drive from Logan to downtown Waltham, depending on traffic. MassPort.com
Manchester Airport in Manchester, NH, is approximately 57.9 miles FlyManchester.com
MBTA buses run from Central Square in Cambridge to Waltham. Several MBTA Express Buses serve Waltham Center. MBTA.com
By Car, Waltham is accessible via Route 20. The closest highway is Route 128, which connects to I-95.
How much does it cost to take a taxi from Boston’s Logan Airport to Waltham?

Approximately $50.00 one way

What is the weather like in Waltham?

New England weather is unpredictable year-round. Monthly averages, in degrees Fahrenheit, are:

January: 37 high, 20 low
February: 40 high, 23 low
March: 47 high, 30 low
April: 57 high, 38 low
May: 67 high, 48 low
June: 76 high, 58 low
July: 82 high, 63 low
August: 80 high, 62 low
September: 73 high, 55 low
October: 62 high, 45 low
November: 52 high, 37 low
December: 42 high, 27 low