Are you in search of a Boston hotel, but want to avoid Boston prices? Hotels in Watertown, MA, offer the best of both worlds. You’re just six miles from Boston, but in a city that is as culturally rich as any New England City.
Watertown’s roots date back to the Native Americans and even to the 1600s when John Smith explored the area. It wasn’t until a group of Englishmen landed in the area and soon moved on as better cattle land was found in the area that would become Dorchester. Later that year, another group of men founded Watertown. It’s only grown from here.
Things to Do in Watertown
While you might be tempted to leave your Watertown hotel and head straight into Boston, overlooking Watertown is a shame. The city is home to many historic homes, including Thaxter House, the former home of poet Celia Thaxter. The architect who designed Faneuil Hall also designed Watertown Arsenal. The Gore Estate is an elaborate brick mansion that you are invited to tour. There’s also the Browne House, built in the late 1600s, which you can tour. The Browne House is especially interesting as it is one of the nation’s oldest residences.
If you’re with kids, the John A. Ryan Skating Arena is in Watertown. This professional-size rink has public skating hours and also serves as the site where you can see the Greater Boston Hockey league play.
Things to Do in Boston
There is so much to do in Boston, and many of the attractions are a quick ride from hotels in Somerville. Start your journey with a trip down the Freedom Trail. Freedom Trail winds through Boston and passes by 16 important historic sites. From Paul Revere’s house to the Bunker Hill Monument there is a lot to see. Don’t miss Quincy Market for souvenirs and a trip into the replica Cheers bar.
If you’re with kids, the Boston Aquarium is a must-see attraction. During your visit, watch a 3D movie, visit the penguins, and explore colorful fish, sharks, and rays as they swim past you. The Boston Science Museum is another attraction kids of all ages love. From 4D movies to the Butterfly Garden, there is a lot to explore in the science museum.
It All Starts With the Perfect Hotel
Hotels in Watertown, MA, put you in the perfect spot to see the attractions in both Boston and Watertown. The budget-friendly Super 8 Motel – Watertown/Cambridge/Boston Area assures you save money by providing you with a free breakfast each morning of your stay. The Crowne Plaza Newton is another stunning choice. You’re just five miles from Boston, minutes from the Mass Turnpike, and even closer to MBTA stations.