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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Breakfast Spot
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“Best brunch in Waltham- HOWEVER. it is pricey In my opinion and has a wait.. you cannot make reservations. I love it here though, they have dozens of pancakes with fun seasonal items, crazy candy toppings.. Lots of fun drinks, TVs for sports and insane omelette selections "build your own"”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory. Hands-on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to the present day, with exhibits on Waltham’s Boston Manufacturing Company, the Metz Company, the Waltham Watch Factory, and Orient bicycles from the Waltham Manufacturing Company.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Owned by Landmark Theatres, the cinema shows popular and art films on 6 screens. Call for times and prices.The theatre is open daily from 3 to 10 pm . Free parking Monday thru Saturday after 6 pm and Sunday all day. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing Taiwanese food. Considered by Zagat's to be one of the 5 best Chinese restaurants in Boston and it's right around the corner!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“I love their outdoor patio by the river, the margaritas are awesome, and the food is not bad either”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite hideaway restaurants. Locals swarm for authentic Cuban fare. Food is very reasonably priced, as is the wine list. Don't forget dessert! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Lovely cafe with free wifi where you can hang out comfortably all day. Good breakfasts, lunch and pastries.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“24 hour CVS drug store about 5 minutes away. Right across the street from Hanford's grocery store.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“check the hours, i think hey are limited, this place is INCREDIBLE ITALIAN, Super simple, more of a to-go spot but you can eat it there, they have some outdoor seating for a nice day. I would go and get their italian sub on fresh bread or their chicken parm.. mmm. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located next door to our building, this establishment hosts bison burgers and other bar eats. Try the Carolina Smoked Wings! Also available for takeout.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“There's a large selection, the building is beautiful and near many cafe's and restaurants.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Looking for a walking path or jogging route? The Charles River Greenway follows the twists and turns of Boston's famous river.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Chicken Shish sandwich with extra feta on the salad is to die for. Very inexpensive.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Best brunch in Waltham- HOWEVER. it is pricey In my opinion and has a wait.. you cannot make reservations. I love it here though, they have dozens of pancakes with fun seasonal items, crazy candy toppings.. Lots of fun drinks, TVs for sports and insane omelette selections "build your own"”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing Taiwanese food. Considered by Zagat's to be one of the 5 best Chinese restaurants in Boston and it's right around the corner!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“I love their outdoor patio by the river, the margaritas are awesome, and the food is not bad either”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite hideaway restaurants. Locals swarm for authentic Cuban fare. Food is very reasonably priced, as is the wine list. Don't forget dessert! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Lovely cafe with free wifi where you can hang out comfortably all day. Good breakfasts, lunch and pastries.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“check the hours, i think hey are limited, this place is INCREDIBLE ITALIAN, Super simple, more of a to-go spot but you can eat it there, they have some outdoor seating for a nice day. I would go and get their italian sub on fresh bread or their chicken parm.. mmm. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Located next door to our building, this establishment hosts bison burgers and other bar eats. Try the Carolina Smoked Wings! Also available for takeout.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend

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