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If you are traveling from outside of Massachusetts, listed below are just a few of the many places to stay, available both near Wellesley and in Boston. If you build up an appetite during your visit to campus, below are a few options of places to eat in Wellesley, along with area attractions and retail stores. We hope you enjoy your visit!

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  • Places to Stay

    Less than 10 miles away

    HOTEL INDIGO NEWTON RIVERSIDE
    399 Grove Street
    Newton, MA 02462 
    4.2 miles
    NEWTON MARRIOT
    2345 Commonwealth Avenue

    Newton, MA

    (617) 969-1000

    4.5 miles
    THE VERVE HOTEL
    1360 Worcester Road (Route 9)

    Natick, MA
    (508) 653-8800
    5.5 miles
    HAMPTON INN
    319 Speen Street 
    Natick, MA
    
(508) 653-5000 
    5.5 miles
    COURTYARD BY MARRIOT 
    342 Speen Street 
    Natick, MA

    (508) 655-6100
    6 miles
    SHERATON NEEDHAM HOTEL

    100 Cabot Street 
    Needham, MA 
    (781) 444-1110
    7 miles
    HILTON GARDEN INN WALTHAM

    450 Totten Pond Road 
    Waltham, MA
    
(781) 890-0100

    9 miles
    WESTIN HOTEL WALTHAM
    70 Third Avenue (Rte. 128)

    Waltham, MA
    (781) 290-5600
    9 miles
    NEWTON PLAZA HOTEL
    320 Washington Street 
    Newton, MA
    
(617) 969 - 3010
    
9 miles
    FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT
    235 Elm Street 
    Dedham, MA 
    (781) 326-6700 
    9.5 miles

    Boston/Cambridge Hotels

    COPLEY SQUARE HOTEL
    47 Huntington Avenue 
    Boston, MA

    (617) 536-9000
    CHARLES HOTEL- HARVARD SQUARE

    One Bennett Street 
    Cambridge, MA
    (617) 864-1200
    THE LENOX HOTEL
    61 Exeter St at Boylston 
    Boston, MA

    (617) 536- 5300
    FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
    200 Boylston Street 
    Boston, MA

    (617) 388-4400
    RITZ-CARLTON BOSTON
    10 Avery Street 
    Boston, MA

    (617) 574-7100
    WESTIN HOTEL COPLEY PLACE

    10 Huntington Avenue 
    Boston, MA
    (617) 262-9600
    BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL
    70 Rowes Wharf 
    Boston, MA

    (617) 439-7000
    WESTIN BOSTON WATERFRONT

    425 Summer Street 
    Boston, MA

    (617) 532-4600


    For more information about hotel accommodations and things to see and do while you are in the Boston area, click here to visit the City of Boston website
  • Places to Eat

    ALTA STRADA

    92 Central Street 
    781-237-6100 
    Italian
    AMARIN II

    27 Grove Street 
    781-239-1350 
    Thai cuisine
    B Good
    102 Central Street
    (781) 772-1804
    Burgers and salads inspired by local harvests
    BOCADO
    45 Church Street
    (781) 772-2390
    Mexican
    BRUEGGER'S BAGELS
    97 Central Street
    (781) 235-2358
    Breakfast and lunch
    CAFÉ MANGAL

    555 Washington Street 
    781-235-5322 
    Mediterranean
    JUNIPER
    13 Central Street
    (781) 446-6950
    Mediterranean
    MAUGUS RESTAURANT

    300 Washington Street 
    781-235-9647
    
Breakfast and Lunch all day
    OLD SCHOOL PIZZA

    552 Washington Street 
    781-235-8300
    PAPA RAZZI TRATTORIA
    16 Washington Street 
    781-235-4747

    Italian
    QDOBA

    185 Linden Street 
    781-235-3390 
    Mexican grill
    THE COTTAGE

    190 Linden Street 
    781-239-1100
    
Sophisticated yet family friendly American food
    THE LOCAL
    11 Forest Street
    (781) 694-1210
    THE LINDEN STORE
    162 Linden Street 
    781-237-9229

    A delicatessen
    TRULY YOGURT

    35 Grove Street
    
781-239-1356

    Soft & Hard Serve Yogurt and Ice Cream
    WELLESLEY BAKERY

    542 Washington Street 
    781-235-1171
    
Soups, sandwiches, and bakery items

    For more information about dining in the area, please visit the Town of Wellesley website.
  • Area Attractions - In and Near Wellesley

    Babson College
    781.235.1200 – www.babson.edu
    231 Forest St., Wellesley

    Town of Concord
    www.concordma.gov
    Home of Thoreau, Alcott, Emerson, Walden Pond, the American Revolution

    DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
    781.259.8355 - www.decordova.org
    51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln

    Town of Lexington
    781.862.0500 - https://www.lexingtonma.gov

    Lookout Farm, Natick
    508.651.1539 - www.lookoutfarm.com
    89 Pleasant St., South Natick
    One of the oldest working farms in the country. Pick fruit, enjoy the petting zoo, animal rides, and family entertainment.


    Massachusetts Horticultural Society
    617.933.4900 - www.masshort.org
    900 Washington St., (Rt.16) Wellesley

    Wellesley College
    781.283.1000 - www.wellesley.edu
    106 Central St., Wellesley
  • Area Attractions - Boston / Cambridge

    Boston Children’s Museum
    617.426.6900 - www.bostonkids.org
    308 Congress St., Boston

    Boston Duck Tours
    Tour Boston on a WWII style amphibious landing vehicle

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
    7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Swim, hike, picnic, and relax on Spectacle or Georges islands. Ferries run every hour 9 a.m.-6 p.m. from Long Wharf North. Take a 90-minute sunset cruise aboard the Boston Harbor Island Express.

    Boston Public Garden/Swan Boats
    617.522.1966 – www.swanboats.org
    Daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Swan Boats drivers paddle passengers around the Public Garden lagoon for a 15-minute, peaceful cruise. 

    The Freedom Trail
    A 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Harvard Art Museums

    Institute of Contemporary Art
    617.478.3100 - www.icaboston.org
    100 Northern Ave., Boston

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    617.566.1088 - www.gardnermuseum.org
    280 Palace Road, Boston

    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
    866.JFK.1960 or 617.514.1600 - www.jfklibrary.org
    Columbia Point, Boston

    Museum of Fine Arts
    617.267.9300 - www.mfa.org
    465 Huntington Ave., Boston

    Museum of Science
    617.723.2500 - www.mos.org
    Science Park, off O’Brien Hwy on the bridge between Boston and Cambridge

    New England Aquarium
    617.973.5200 - www.neaq.org
    Central Wharf (off State St and Atlantic Ave), Boston

    Paul Revere House
    19 North Sq., Boston

    USS Constitution
    617.242.7511 - www.oldironsides.com
    Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown 
  • Shopping

    Copley Place, Boston
    617.262.6600
    100 Huntington Ave., Boston
    This Mall is located in Boston’s Back Bay, and has over 100 stores including: Tiffany & Co., A|X Armani Exchange, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, BOSS Hugo Boss, Christian Dior, WilliamsSonoma and Neiman Marcus.


    Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Located in the heart of historic downtown Boston - home to a wealth of fun and exciting places to shop and eat. Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sundays: 12-6 p.m. Restaurants and Pubs are open late every evening.


    Natick Mall, Natick
    508.655.4800 - www.natickmall.com
    1245 Worcester St. (Route 9) 
    Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday: 12-6 p.m. Department Stores include JC Penny, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Apple Retail Store, and Sears among numerous other stores and cafes. Restaurants include: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory, and The Met Bar & Grill.

    Linden Square, Wellesley


    Newbury St., Boston
    Newbury St. is in Boston’s Back Bay, and runs east to west from the Boston Public Gardens to Massachusetts Ave. Newbury St. has numerous cafes, stores and restaurants.


    Prudential Center, Boston
    1.800.SHOP.PRU - www.prudentialcenter.com 
    One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston. 
    Located at the base of the Prudential Building - over 75 shops and restaurants, including: Barnes & Noble, The Cheesecake Factory, Lacoste, Legal Sea Foods, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora. Also includes the Top of the Hub and Skywalk, Boston Duck Tours and trolley tours.


    Shoppers World, Framingham
    1 Worcester Rd. (Route 9) 
    Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday: 12-6 p.m. 
    Stores include: Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Office Depot, Sports Authority Restaurants: Joe’s American Bar & Grill, John Harvard’s Brew House, Olive Garden, TGI Fridays Also on Route 9 near Shoppers World: The Container Store, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.


    Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Wrentham
    One Premium Outlets Boulevard, Wrentham (30 miles from Wellesley)
    Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
    170 OUTLET STORES. Barneys New York, Burberry, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, Hugo Boss, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Salvatore Ferragamo, Vera Bradley and more.

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  • Vietta

    "Dana offers many great opportunities including a trip to South Africa every other year. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be visiting South Africa, let alone with some of my closest friends. The trip enabled us to interact with real South Africans as they experienced their real lives, an opportunity I could never have had as a tourist."
    -Vietta