West of Boston

The picturesque classic New England towns of Lexington and Concord are within an hour drive from Boston.  Revolutionary historical sites include North Bridge (first official battle of the Revolution), Buckman Tavern (where the Minute Men waited for Paul Revere’s alarm), the Hancock-Clark House (where John Hancock and Sam Adams “slept” - April 18, 1775) and Monroe Tavern (British headquarters and later a field hospital).

Other sites of interest are Minute Man National Park, Thoreau’s beloved Walden Pond and former homes of Transcendentalists Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau -  all of whom are buried on Author’s Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. 

The Concord Museum houses an inspiring collection of American treasures, among them the famed 1775 Revere lantern, Emerson’s study and Thoreau’s Walden desk. The 30-acre indoor/outdoor deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum displays works of contemporary and modern American artists.

Keep traveling west to visit Old Sturbridge Village, where costumed historians carry out the daily activities of a 1830s New England town and working farm.

Where to Stay West of Boston

Aloft Lexington Loft inspired modern style shakes up a historic Boston suburb at Aloft Lexington!...
Babson Executive Conference Center Babson Executive Conference Center provides a unique distraction free setting on the...
Boston Marriott Newton Hotel Situated alongside the scenic Charles River, the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel has...
Concord's Colonial Inn ***Newly Renovated*** Enjoy spacious guest rooms that feature distinctive décor amid...
Crowne Plaza Boston/Newton The Crowne Plaza Boston-Newton is conveniently located 5 miles west of Boston on the...
Embassy Suites Hotel – Boston/Waltham This all-suite hotel is located in one of suburban Boston's most charming locations....
Hotel Indigo Boston - Newton Riverside Imagine a sophisticated and refreshing oasis in the outskirts of Boston -- where a...
Inn at Hastings Park The Inn at Hastings Park is a boutique inn located in Lexington, Massachusetts, just...
Residence Inn - Boston/Watertown The BRAND NEW Residence Inn by Marriott is Watertown’s first hotel, across from the...
Residence Inn By Marriott Boston/Concord Discover a new contemporary All-Suite Hotel minutes from the historic landmarks of...
Residence Inn Marriott Boston Needham The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Needham with its cosmopolitan design boasts 128...
Sheraton Framingham Hotel Great location, service & amenities. Conveniently located at exit 12 on Mass....
Sheraton Needham Hotel Experience our $13 million renovation, 247 guestrooms, club lounge, fitness center...
Swank Properties We provide short and long term furnished housing in Boston and surrounding areas....
Swank Properties We provide short and long term furnished housing in Boston and surrounding areas....
Westin, Waltham - Boston Conveniently located 20 minutes west of Boston off RT.128/I-95, The Westin...

Where to Eat West of Boston

80 Thoreau 80 Thoreau is a progressive fine-dining restaurant set in the beautiful New England...
Aquitaine Chestnut Hill Aquitaine Chestnut Hill brings Paris and one of Boston's favorite Bistros to the...
Artistry on the Green At Artistry on the Green, we use fresh, seasonal ingredients and innovative cooking...
Besito Mexican Restaurant - Chestnut Hill Besito, translated as little kiss, strives to delight guests with the warmth of a...
Bistro 5 Fine dining establishment with a romantic atmosphere and inventive European cuisine.
Blue Ginger Since opening its doors, Blue Ginger has impressed diners from Boston and beyond...
The Capital Grille - Chestnut Hill You'll quickly see why The Boston Globe proclaimed "we've never been happier in our...
Concord's Colonial Inn Restaurant- Concord's Colonial Inn The inn reflects historical charm and traditional elegance with contemporary...
Davio's Chestnut Hill The perfect combination of handmade pastas, authentic pizzas and Davio’s signature...
Del Frisco's Grille - Chestnut Hill Del Frisco's Grille uses local ingredients alongside new classics that are easy to...
Grille at Hobbs Brook at Embassy Suites Hotel – Boston/Waltham Specializing in the finest steaks, chops and seafood uniquely prepared and...
Inn at Hastings Park The Inn at Hastings Park is a boutique inn located in Lexington, Massachusetts, just...
Ken's Steakhouse Over the years, many of Ken and Florence's children and grandchildren have worked at...
Legal Sea Foods - Chestnut Hill One of our first restaurants and still a popular lure, we are located on Route 9 in...
Nosh & Grog Provisions Nosh & Grog Provisions, one of Metro West's outstanding dining destinations,...
Osteria Posto Located in the heart of Waltham’s technology hub at 99 Third Avenue in Waltham, MA,...
Pikes Peak Mining Company - Holiday Inn Mansfield We specialize in smoked St. Louis ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork and grilled...
Postern Grille - Sheraton Framingham Hotel The perfect place to gather with friends, enjoy a great meal and relax in our casual...
Riverbend Bar and Grill - Boston Marriott Newton American cuisine with fresh seafood options, great steaks and fantastic views of the...
Savinos Grill Savinos Grill, located in Belmont, Massachusetts, invites you to join us for an...

Things to Do West of Boston

Concord Museum Renowned as the site of the battle that began the American Revolution and as the...
Massachusetts Horticultural Society - The Gardens at Elm Bank Beautiful garden destination in Metro West, fifteen miles from downtown Boston....
Stow Acres Country Club Elegant country setting, renovated antique Victorian mansion. Wedding receptions,...
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Skiing and Snowboarding ! A mountain of fun, just one hour west of Boston! Only MA...
Waterworks Museum The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of the country's first metropolitan...