Waltham, Massachusetts is a city of just over 59,000 people. Commonly referred to as "Watch City," the area was the first producer of assembly line watches in 1854. Waltham features weather conditions like most of the rest of the state. Summers are warm, staying in the 80 degree mark. The winter temperatures can be exceptionally cold, with nights often below freezing. July is the hottest month and January is the coldest. The nearest major city to Waltham is Boston, which is 12 miles away from the center of the city. The Logan International Airport is in Boston, and a convenient way for travelers to get in and out of the city. There is also a subway, commuter rail system, and public bus system available. Visitors can also find taxi-cab service and rental cars for their transportation needs.
You are sure to want to visit Waltham's downtown Moody Street area, known as "Restaurant Row". There are not only a large number of great restaurants on Moody Street, but plenty of other things to see and do as well. There are plenty of bars and night clubs to enjoy, as well as unique shops and the Charles River. Watch City Brewery is a stop you are sure to want to make. It is one of the best bars in the area, with a menu of great tasting foods.
The Embassy Cinema
The Embassy Cinema is also on Moody Street, offering the best of the best. You can view the hottest Hollywood movies or catch an independent film or a foreign classic.
If you enjoy history and want to learn more about the area, be sure to include a stop at Gore Place while you are in town. Gore House is a home built in 1806 as a summer home for lawyer and politician Christopher Gore. The mansion is breathtaking, featuring oval parlors, and high ceilings throughout. You can tour the home each day with a low admission cost.
Rose Art Museum
Also plan to visit the Rose Art Museum. A part of Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum features more than 6,000 exhibits and pieces of art work and paintings. There is 13,000 square feet of space located in the three galleries. For anyone who enjoys the fine arts, this is sure to be enjoyed.