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Best things to do in Watertown

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cemetery
“Historic garden cemetery with a tower Tranquil cemetery & arboretum founded in 1831, with many nature paths, ponds & an observation tower. ”
60local recommendations
Lake
“Ranger Station with guided walks, nature programs and path around the reservoir. Also water treatment plant tours.”
51local recommendations
Bakery
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“A hipster modern Turkish bakery with all the fun small dishes and to-die-for pastries. Highly recommend. A very high pace place. ”
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Shopping Mall
“Under renovations ( however the Gap Outlet is still open) Great Deals... as soon as this is renovated will be a favorite place for food, shopping & entertainment”
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Restaurant
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“It is a great diner. On Saturdays and Sundays there is a long line of people coming from all over to sit in this locally famous gem. If you feel like combining your stay with a breakfast, turning it to a b&b, it is so near you can walk there in your pajamas. The best American stile breakfast around. ”
20local recommendations
Latin American Restaurant
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“Amazing Venezuelan food with the best mojitos and sangria in the city! There is a second restaurant in the Seaport but the food is not as stellar as the original.”
9local recommendations
Sports Bar
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“Casual sports-pub chain with basics from bar snacks to steaks & large selection of tap beers. Next to Home Depot and the Watertown Mall.”
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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“This place is Mecca for vegetarian and vegan foodies around Boston. We are lucky to have it just one house away. It features delicious veggie takes on famous dishes. It is most popular and attracts much traffic from all over New England. Make sure to reserve a table. ”
12local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“The only Starbucks in Watertown! Pleasant location (with #71 bus stop right next to its door!)”
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Pub
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“Conley's in another local secret, located at the intersection of three towns - Watertown, Cambridge and Belmont. Ideal for a quiet afternoon drink, when there are no televised sports, or for a night with beer and pizza watching sports on the many TV screens. We like both lifestyles, so Conleys is for us! Conleys 1/2 pound Conley Burger for $8.25 is a bargain!”
7local recommendations
Bar
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“I recommend the Roasted Tomato Basil Pizza (add some bacon), Ahi Tuna Wontons, Haddock dinner, steak n cheese eggrolls and Buffalo tenders. Their salads are really good too! I might even have an extra take-out coupon to give you. Just ask. They also have outdoor patio seating available in the summer. Reservations are suggested for Friday and Saturday nights.”
6local recommendations
Pharmacy
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Breakfast Spot
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“Another, really good, American breakfast place, burgers, and other comfort food staples. Beware of growing waiting list on weekend mornings. ”
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Electronics Store
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Donut Shop
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“So old school! Workerbees and retirees have their regular weekday tables, and families come early on weekends for breakfast and their favorite donuts. I love the family who has owned and run the place for as long as anyone can remember. ”
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