Waltham is home to more than 60,000 people and is a center for higher education and research in the state. Check out what makes the city exciting to visit on a bus rental in Waltham, MA.
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Check out the events sponsored by the Waltham Arts Council, such as Concerts on Waltham Common, which features a different musical group every week during summer.
Or you can check out the open studio of Waltham Mills Artists Association, which happens every November at one of the old factories of Boston Manufacturing Company.
Further, the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra has more than 60 musicians giving you excellent classical concerts not just in Waltham but also in Boston and in neighboring cities. Meanwhile, the Waltham Symphony Orchestra holds performances at the Kennedy Middle-School Auditorium.
The presence of Brandeis University and Bentley University practically ensured that lovers of art in any form would also fall in love with the city. Art and cultural events held in these universities as well as the events put up by different art organizations would fill up your calendar during your visit here.
Go to the Girl Scout Museum At Cedar Hill, which has exhibits on anything related to girl scouting, including uniforms and photographs, as well as historic artifacts.
For instance, there is the Bentley College (Waltham, Massachusetts 02452) Bowles Performing Art Series, which features music, dance and theater performances. It also exhibits the best artworks in the art gallery. Or the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts 02453), which showcases the university's top-notch collection of contemporary art from all over New England. The Brandeis Theater Company presents cutting edge programs that can rival national theater groups.
The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts that happens every April is the city's biggest art event and is sponsored by Brandeis University as well as the Brandeis University Concert Series.
Then there are also the heritage museums. Go to the American Jewish Historical Society, where you can find the most extensive collection of photos, art, books and manuscripts related to the Jewish people and culture in the United States. The city also holds great festivals that celebrate ethnic culture such as the Latinos en Accion Festival. The festival celebrates Puerto Rican, Peruvian, Guatemalan and Mexican culture and often includes music, food, a parade and a beauty fete.
Further, you should catch a show at Reagle Music Theatre, which regularly brings top-notch productions into the city every year. Or catch the Hovey Players as they perform at any of the top venues in the city.
Waltham has a variety of restaurants that give you delicious food. Check out:
Shopping. Go to downtown Waltham or, more specifically, Moody Street and you would find a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops. Check out the Watch City Brewing Co., the Gaff, the Gourmet Pottery, the Embassy Cinema and Outer Limits, which are all on this street. Moody St. is also the site of Waltham Farmers Market, where you could buy the freshest produce, farm products and baked goodies. You could also catch musical performances and magic shows here.
You can also check out the local businesses such as Aalok Fashion, Descar Jewelry Design, and Raj Collections.
Have some fun on ice at the Veterans Memorial Rink (Waltham, MA 02451), where you can go skating for only $7. You can even have your skates sharpened here.
History lovers would appreciate the more than 100 sites here that are listed on the National Register of Historical Sites. Check out the Charles River Museum of Industry with its exhibits on the American Waltham Watch Company, a powerplant and textile mills, the Gore Estate with its Federal period architecture, the Lyman Estate Greenhouses, which are the oldest in the country, the Robert Treat Payne Estate and the Waltham Watch Factory historic district. If you want to dig in more, no problem as you can go to the National Archives and Records Administration Northeast regional branch or the Waltham Public Library to find out more about the city's history. Another option is to go to the Waltham Historical Society, where you could see artifacts and manuscripts that tell about the city's past.
Visit the Walter E. Fernald State School, the oldest publicly funded school that serves students with developmental disabilities. Or the Waltham Museum, which displays a very extensive collection of Waltham-related memorabilia in an old Waltham Police Station building. Exhibits here include biographies of prominent citizens, sports memorabilia and an old automobile.
A lot of the locals prefer to walk along the Charles Riverwalk, where you could also go jogging, fishing or hiking. Or you could walk through the graves at the historic Mount Feake Cemetery.
No matter what you like to do, whether it is playing soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, or softball, you can find fields and venues for it in one of the over 20 parks and playgrounds in Waltham's park system.
Some of the parks you should visit:
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