Many of Boston’s highlights are located close to Newton, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s list is the fascinating Jackson Homestead and Museum and the much-loved Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. Two more worthwhile attractions that are located nearby Newton are the Rose Art Museum and the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.
From here, it is only 5 miles (8 kilometers) to one of the city's most talked about visitor attractions, Harvard Square.
Spend time in Boston’s center. Don’t miss the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Common and Copley Place.
Visitors to Newton, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. Spend a few hours of viewing the exhibits at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline and the Warren Anatomical Museum. For a great night out, head to the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, one of the region’s best-loved concert venues. Aspiring artists should visit the local artwork and other exhibits at the Harvard University Art Museums in Cambridge.
If the sun is out, follow the locals and head outside to the local natural destinations. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, take a few photos, or just enjoy the fresh air at Arnold Arboretum.
Finding somewhere convenient to stay around Newton is easy. The Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston, the Embassy Suites Boston Waltham and the Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton are just some of the many great places to stay around here.