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Best things to do in Newton

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

Shopping Mall
“This is a big area with all kinds of stores, restaurants and a movie-theater. The best way to get there is to take the T in direction to Government Center, get down at the Chestnut Hill station, and walk a little bit. ”
16 locals recommend
College Communications Building
“Whether you're visiting your kid or going to watch a football game, this school is just a 15-min Uber ride away or 35-minute T-ride away from home. Parking at Boston College is pricy and limited so it's best recommended to travel by public transit or taking an Uber/Lyft there.”
21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A great spot for a leisurely stroll or a beautiful run when the weather is nice, the reservoir is a favorite with locals. Measures exactly 1.5 miles point to point, so go for one more lap!”
23 locals recommend
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”
10 locals recommend
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.”
9 locals recommend
University
“One of the Best MBA and Undergraduate programs in the country. Just minutes away from this home; a place to stay and visit your student or while you teach.”
4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The only Starbucks in Watertown! Pleasant location (with #71 bus stop right next to its door!)”
6 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Snug pizzeria offering gourmet pies baked in a coal-fired oven, plus roasted wings & craft beers.”
9 locals recommend
Pharmacy
3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Many people love this place. It is a bit more expensive, but the food is really good.”
7 locals recommend
Electronics Store
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3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“One of our favorite local restaurants, great for a night out or a special occasion. Tell them Paul and Stephen recommended them to you!”
8 locals recommend
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.”
6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“An old style area ice cream place with standard (not high end!) fare. This place is packed with little leaguers late summer evenings. A hopping joint! ”
11 locals recommend
Office
“There's parking and the T goes all the way into Boston. This is the green line. ”
10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Sister restaurant of the famous Eastern Standard. Mediterranean inspired food with excellent selection of craft beers and wines. ”
9 locals recommend