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Top recommendations from locals

Library
“One of the most spectacular libraries in the country. Come be inspired and also check out the new wing and see tapings of NPR!”
  • 124 locals recommend
History Museum
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“The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Library
“A must check out Library. Its our pride. Take your laptop and spend a few hours working from here. You will be refreshed. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Library
“It is SO cool, you walk THROUGH a stain-glass globe of the world, that has amazing acoustic qualities. One of a kind and worth your time. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Library
“Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the county. Their iconic address at 10½ Beacon Street opens its doors to the public through a variety of admission and tour options. Check out their website and book early to grab a spot.”
  • 11 locals recommend
College Library
“Great place to start your Harvard University tour. This is the main library with iconic views of Harvard Yard. This is where commencement takes place as well as other big events throughout the school year.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“A great local secret! There is a branch library right around the corner a few blocks from our location. Do check out the Cambridge Collins Branch Library on Aberdeen Ave. Then hop onto the NO 72 electric trolley bus for a direct ride to Harvard Square for more bookstores and the main Cambridge Library!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“About 1 block away. They have a kids area upstairs with a few toys and lots of books. On Tuesdays at 11:00am they have a Toddler Storytime. On Thursdays at 11:30, they have a sing along for the children. Our son loves it.”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a really fascinating, small museum dedicated to Armenian history and immigration. Watertown is home to over 12,000 Armenian-Americans. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Library
“After an extensive renovation, the Brighton branch of the BPL reopened in December 2010 and today is one of the nicest places in Boston to relax and catch up on reading. Curl up on the lounge area’s beautiful red couch, overlooking the library’s serenity garden, or enjoy one of the bean-shaped chairs in the story nook or a high-rise table in the teen café area. The branch offers a wide selection of readings, lectures, and concerts and has a good collection of books on Brighton-Allston history, as well as photographs from the Brighton-Allston Historical Society’s archives. Oral histories of Brighton residents will soon be available online, and the library also offers a wide selection of reading materials in Spanish and Russian. Find a calendar of events here. The library is one of the first renovated buildings in Boston to incorporate U.S. Green Building Council LEED standards.”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Massachusetts Historical Society is a major historical archive specializing in early American, Massachusetts, and New England history.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“It is right down the street and renovated last year. There is a great children's area as well as areas to work or hold a conference.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“Beautifully renovated in 2006. Watertown citizens have a public library where they can pursue interests of all kinds -informational, recreational and educational. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Extensive tree collection to explore with great walking paths. We're particular fans of the bonsai gazebo.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“The center used to be two mansions on Marlborough at Berkley. Worth a visit, especially if you speak French. It's an easy walk 21 minutes or 1 mile from your front door.”
  • 1 local recommends